[cabfpub] Bylaws 2.2 Pre-Ballot

Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) dzacharo at harica.gr
Thu Apr 25 05:34:39 UTC 2019

I checked the IPR Policy to find any cross-references to the Bylaws that 
might be affected by the change of letters to numbers, and discovered 
that in section 8.3 "Other Key Definitions", there is a definition under 
letter "l" that defines the term "Working Group" which references 5.3.1 
(a) and 5.3.1 (e) of the Bylaws.

I'm not sure how we can overcome this. Is it clear to everyone that (a) 
corresponds to 1, (b) corresponds to 2 and so on?


On 25/4/2019 1:53 π.μ., Wayne Thayer via Public wrote:
> Some additional fixes have been made to the Bylaws document. Here is 
> the latest:
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/blob/26b2432038dd5445a4ae8b5783a95bbacd4a4b95/docs/Bylaws.md
> The changes are:
> 1. Fixed formatting of "Member" in the definitions section.
> 2. Changed the list formatting throughout the doc to comply with the 
> quirky rules of markdown. Lists that used to be lettered are now 
> numbered and vice versa.
> 3. Addressed side-effects of moving membership criteria out of section 
> 2.1 and into the WG Charters. Here is the redline:
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/930d568..26b2432
> * We still vote in categories at the Forum level, so those category 
> definitions are needed in the Bylaws. I added language that aligns 
> Forum membership categories with CWG membership categories.
> * Associate Member and Interested Party membership still happens at 
> the Forum level. Added references to those membership types in section 2.1
> This last change is significant, so I will appreciate everyone's 
> review and comments. I now have two endorsers, so if there are no 
> concerns with these changes we can begin the discussion period.
> Thanks,
> Wayne
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:55 PM Wayne Thayer <wthayer at mozilla.com 
> <mailto:wthayer at mozilla.com>> wrote:
>     Below is a proposed ballot for the Bylaws updates that we have
>     been discussing for some time.
>     As I mentioned on today's call, I have referenced the documents on
>     GitHub in the body of the ballot rather than attaching PDFs as was
>     done in the last major Bylaws ballot. I have used permalinks that
>     preserve the exact version in the ballot, even if changes are
>     later made to the branch. Please let me know if you have concerns
>     with this approach.
>     I'm looking for one more endorser so that I can assign a ballot
>     number and begin the review period.
>     I would also appreciate everyone's review of these changes - there
>     are a lot of changes and thus opportunities for mistakes.
>     - Wayne
>     ===========
>     Ballot Forum-#
>     Purpose of Ballot: The Forum has identified and discussed a number
>     of improvements to be made to the current version of the bylaws to
>     improve clarity and allow the Forum to function more effectively.
>     The following motion has been proposed by Wayne Thayer of Mozilla
>     and endorsed by Dimitris Zacharopoulos of HARICA and XXX of YYY to
>     amend the Bylaws of the CA/Browser Forum and the Server
>     Certificate Working Group Charter.
>     1. Amendment to the Bylaws: replace the entire text of the bylaws
>     with the following:
>     https://github.com/cabforum/documents/blob/52fd23441fe6933ce36bb7256d609534ccf1fc84/docs/Bylaws.md
>     2. Amendment to the Server Certificate Working Group Charter:
>     replace the entire text of the SCWG Charter with the following:
>     https://github.com/cabforum/documents/blob/52fd23441fe6933ce36bb7256d609534ccf1fc84/docs/SCWG-charter.md
>     — MOTION ENDS –
>     THE OFFICIAL VERSION OF THE CHANGES (CABF Bylaws, Section 2.4(a)):
>     A comparison of the changes can be found at:
>     https://github.com/cabforum/documents/compare/master..bylaws2.2
>     The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:
>     Formal discussion period:  (14+ days)
>     Start time:   TBD UTC
>     End Time:  TBD UTC
>     Vote for approval (7 days)
>     Start time: TBD UTC
>     End time:  TBD UTC
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