[cabfpub] Elections

Tim Hollebeek tim.hollebeek at digicert.com
Tue Jul 17 16:01:18 UTC 2018


As a reminder, we ended up with the current SCWG chairs and election rules
because we were unable to reach agreement on the election rules.  So we
punted it to the SCWG to handle once it was formed, to avoid blocking
progress on getting governance reform passed.  I don't see a good reason to
delay resolving those issues and having elections now that the SCWG exists.


I am extremely concerned that one of the proposals involves changes to the
election procedures at the Forum level.  I see no compelling reason why that
is necessary, and why the current terms and rules should not be left alone.
Attempting to modify the Forum elections as well will add complexity and
controversy with no added benefit.  We should focus on what the SCWG rules
should be, and agree sustainable long-term rules and a good precedents for
new working groups instead of basing proposals on short term considerations.
For example, it probably will not be possible for the WG elections to be in
sync with the main forum, if only because the S/MIME working group, which is
likely to exist very soon, won't exist soon enough to have elections in sync
with the main Forum.



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