[cabfpub] Formation of Governance Review Working Group

Dean Coclin Dean_Coclin at symantec.com
Fri Mar 18 22:51:41 UTC 2016

Slight revision to ballot below based on Gerv's recommendation to change the
end date. This allows the group to see the ballots to conclusion.




From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On
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Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:43 PM
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Subject: [cabfpub] Formation of Governance Review Working Group



Ballot 165 - Formation of Governance Review Working Group 

The following motion has been proposed by Dean Coclin of Symantec and
endorsed by Robin Alden of Comodo and Kirk Hall of Trend Micro: 


In accordance with Section 5.3 of the CA/B Forum Bylaws, the chartering of a
new working group by ballot is required. This Ballot proposes chartering of
the Governance Review Working Group. The Working Group's charter will be as

1. Consider revisions to the scope of the Forum to include possible
additional topics such as code signing, SMIME and client certificate usages 

2. Review the scope of the IPR and IP ownership issues 

3. Consider options for representation of others in forum issues 

4. Review voting rules and rights 

5. Review admin functions 

6. Examine making the forum an "official" organization (e.g. Incorporation) 

7. Review how requirements and guideline documents would be structured in a
newly organized forum would be done 

The group's deliverables will be: 

1. An extensive report with one or more proposals on possible changes to the
Forum organization ("proposed structure") 

2. A proposal on requirements and guideline document structure and

3. A form of ballot or ballots to implement any recommendations 

The Working Group shall expire once the deliverables have been completed and
related ballots have been concluded. 



The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2200 UTC on 17 March
2016, and will close at 2200 UTC on 24 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withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately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 31 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/

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