[cabfpub] REMINDER: VOTING ENDS TOMORROW: Ballot 162 - Sunset of Exceptions

Dean Coclin Dean_Coclin at symantec.com
Mon Mar 14 12:09:28 UTC 2016

Friendly reminder that voting ends tomorrow on Ballot 162.


From:  <mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org> public-bounces at cabforum.org [ 
<mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org> mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On 
Behalf Of Ryan Sleevi
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 4:23 PM
To: CABFPub < <mailto:public at cabforum.org> public at cabforum.org>
Subject: [cabfpub] Ballot 162 - Sunset of Exceptions

The following motion has been proposed by Ryan Sleevi of Google and endorsed 
by Richard Barnes of Mozilla and Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert.

-----BEGIN MOTION-----

1) Modify section 6.1.7 of the Baseline Requirements to add items 5(f) and 
5(g) which read:

f. The CA signs the Subscriber Certificate on or before June 30, 2016

g. The notBefore field in the Subscriber Certificate has a date on or before 
June 30, 2016

2) Modify section 6.3.2 of the Baseline Requirements to replace the words 
"Beyond 1 April 2015" with the words "Until 30 June 2016"

3) Modify Section 5 of Appendix F of the EV Guidelines to remove the last 
sentence, renumber Section 6 to Section 7, and introduce a new Section 6

"6. When a certificate that includes a Domain Name where .onion is in the 
right-most label of the Domain Name, the Domain Name shall not be considered 
an Internal Name if the Certificate was issued in compliance with this 
Appendix F."

-----END MOTION-----

To assist in review, a redlined diff view is available at 
https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/master...sleevi:Ballot-162-Draft?expand=1 , 
with a branch demonstrating the integration of this ballot available at 

As shown in the diff, certain editorial liberties are taken with respect to 
informational sections, but they cannot be completed unless and until the 
ballot is adopted and integrated.

The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2200 UTC on 1 March 2016, 
and will close at 2200 UTC on 8 March 2016. Unless the motion is withdrawn 
during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter 
and will close at 2200 UTC on 15 March 2016. Votes must be cast by posting an 
on-list reply to this thread.

A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear 'yes' in the response. A 
vote against must indicate a clear 'no' in the response. A vote to abstain 
must indicate a clear 'abstain' in the response. Unclear responses will not be 
counted. The latest vote received from any representative of a voting member 
before the close of the voting period will be counted. Voting members are 
listed here:  <https://cabforum.org/members/> https://cabforum.org/members/

In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes cast by 
members in the CA category and greater than 50% of the votes cast by members 
in the browser category must be in favor.

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