[cabfpub] Policy Review Working Group's Pre-Ballot to Clarify Use of "CA"

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed Jan 25 17:21:27 UTC 2017

On 19/01/17 16:44, Ben Wilson via Public wrote:
> The Policy Review Working Group has completed its review of the
> Baseline Requirements for purposes of clarifying use of the term "CA"
> and related terminology.  Please review and comment on the following
> pre-ballot.  A redlined version of the Baseline Requirements is
> attached to facilitate your review and comment.

Thanks to the group for ploughing through this.

* There is now a "Root CA Operator", and a "Subordinate CA", both of
which are organizations. This is particularly clear in the definition of
"Certification Authority", where it says:

> The term applies equally to Root CA Operators and Subordinate CAs.

Is there a reason why these two terms were not made linguistically
parallel - i.e. either "Root CA" and "Subordinate CA", or "Root CA
Operator" and "Subordinate CA Operator"?

* 6.2.6: Some but not all instances of the word "Issuing" have been
removed. Is that intentional?

> I did want to highlight one of the proposed changes that is not
> related to "CA" terminology.   That proposed change is in Section
> 4.9.10. 

This change seems fine to me.


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