[cabfpub] Results on Ballot 208 - dnQualifiers

Kirk Hall Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Thu Oct 26 15:25:42 MST 2017


Results on Ballot 208 - dnQualifiers

The voting period for Ballot 208 has ended and the ballot has failed.  Here are the results.

Voting by CAs - 14 votes total, including abstentions

13 Yes votes: Amazon, CFCA, Cisco, DigiCert, Entrust, GDCA, GlobalSign, HARICA, Let's Encrypt, SSL.com, SwissSign, Symantec, Trustwave
1 No votes: Chunghwa Telecom
2 Abstain: Actalis, Buypass
93% of voting CAs voted in favor

Voting by browsers - 4 votes total, including abstentions

2 Yes votes: Google, Mozilla
2 No votes: Apple, Microsoft
0 Abstain:
50% of voting browsers voted in favor - ballot fails

Quorum requirements
Currently active members: 19
Quorum: 10
Votes cast (including abstentions): 20
Quorum met: Yes

Under Bylaw 2.2(g), a ballot result will be considered valid only when more than half of the number of currently active Members has participated. Votes to abstain are counted in determining a quorum.

Bylaw 2.2(f) requires a yes vote by two-thirds of CA votes and 50%-plus-one browser votes for approval.  Votes to abstain are not counted for this purpose.  This requirement was met for CAs but was NOT met for browsers.

At least one CA Member and one browser Member must vote in favor of a ballot for the ballot to be adopted.  This requirement was met

Ballot 208 fails.


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