[cabfpub] Pre-Ballot 206 - Amendment to IPR Policy & Bylaws re Working Group Formation

Wayne Thayer wthayer at mozilla.com
Sat Jan 13 23:51:14 UTC 2018

Thank you Ben, Virginia, and WG members for all your hard work to get us to
this point. I reviewed these documents and have just a few comments:

My main question is about our bi-weekly teleconference. In Ben’s latest
draft Server Certificate WG charter, this call appears to be defined as a
Server Certificate WG meeting. However, there is a lot of Forum business
conducted on those calls, and if those meetings are defined as Server
Certificate WG meetings then I assume that members of other WGs can’t
attend. What is the intent?

Server Certificate Working Group Charter:
- Initial Chairs - this section makes Kirk and Ben the Chair and Vice Chair
and goes on to state “terms to run concurrently with their terms as Chair
and Vice Chair of the Forum,” Is the intent that newly elected forum chairs
automatically become chairs of this WG, or that the WG hold new elections
at the same time?
- Meeting Schedule (in Ben’s latest draft) - do we really want to have to
edit the charter to change the teleconference times? Suggest you add a
statement allowing the schedule to be modified.

- (nit) Section 2.2(a) ends Forum membership when the party is not a member
of any working group, so we’d better not accidentally allow every WG to
- (nit) Section 4.1(c) - Historically, I believe the Election Committee has
consisted of individuals who are Associate Members, not Interested Parties.

IPR Policy:
Do all current members need to sign a new IPR agreement (as discussed
onThursday’s call) once this ballot passes? If so, the ballot should set a
deadline for doing so and make it clear that membership will be terminated
if the new agreement isn’t signed.

- Wayne

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 2:58 PM, Ben Wilson via Public <public at cabforum.org>

> Here is a revised draft.
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