[cabfpub] Bylaws: Update Membership Criteria (section 2.1)
Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA)
dzacharo at harica.gr
Fri Feb 8 08:19:15 UTC 2019
I made the following updates in addition to Wayne's:
* Added a process for Interested Party application to CWGs as it
seemed to be missing from the Bylaws. The only reference we
currently have is on the web site (https://cabforum.org/email-lists/).
* For the Server Certificate Working Group membership criteria, I
tried to align with section 8.4 of the BRs.
* On the last call, we also agreed to add sample Membership criteria
to the new Working Group Charter section. I added a simplified
version of criteria based on section 8.4 of the BRs, including
Government internal audit schemes that might also be acceptable for
the S/MIME Working Group.
* Following the example of moving the membership criteria to the CWG
Charters, I moved the "end membership" section to the Server
Certificate Working Group Charter AND the template for new WG
Charters. I believe that there was agreement that each Working Group
should determine their own rules for ending Working Group
membership, similar to determining the criteria for joining a
I hope you will find these changes acceptable and of course please send
any comments on these additional changes.
On 8/2/2019 12:51 π.μ., Wayne Thayer via Public wrote:
> On today's call we discussed an alternative approach to updating
> Bylaws section 2.1: change the Forum level membership requirement to:
> CWG Members are automatically granted Forum membership.
> Then ensure that all CWG charters specify appropriate membership
> criteria. This approach has some advantages:
> * Each CWG can tailor membership requirements to their scope without
> worrying about conflicting with Forum requirements
> * Eliminates the Forum application process that currently requires
> Applicants to submit the same information to both the SCWG and the Forum
> * Clarifies the intent that CWG members must be Forum members as well
> I have drafted these changes in the document at the link I sent out on
> the Management list earlier today:
> * Replaced all of the membership language in section 2.1 with the
> statement above
> * Added requirements in section 5.3.1 for CWGs to specify membership
> criteria for each supported category of membership that is defined in
> the Bylaws (Certificate Issuer, Certificate Consumer, Associate
> Member, Interested Party)
> * Added section 3 on Membership to the CWG Charter template in Exhibit C
> * Added the current SCWG Charter to the end of the doc and moved the
> membership criteria from the Bylaws (with most proposed changes that
> were discussed earlier in this thread) into this new version of the
> SCWG Charter
> I also experimented with moving Bylaws section 2.2 "Ending Forum
> Membership" to the SCWG Charter, but I don't think that's necessary.
> I would appreciate everyone's review and comments on these changes.
> If we go ahead with this, I suspect that there are other changes we
> should make to the SCWG Charter - feel free to add your suggestions to
> the doc.
> Public mailing list
> Public at cabforum.org
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