[cabfpub] Draft SMIME Working Group Charter

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Mon Jan 28 20:14:00 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 2:44 PM Tim Hollebeek <tim.hollebeek at digicert.com>

> I’m fine with “or equivalent” exceptions for various use cases, as long as
> we specify what those are and they accomplish the same goals.  I do have
> strong opinions about how “*.gov” should be managed, specifically that I
> don’t think it’s possible to assure that the domain portion of the email is
> being consistently validated, absent some oversight by some independent
> entity.

I suppose this will be a core part of the discussion, then. I will,
however, note that ICANN has adopted a very different philosophy than you
with respect to domain names, and similarly, Microsoft has recognized the
distinction with how they manage their program. This also aligns with a
variety of other technology and non-technology sectors, and is, perhaps, a
core part of disagreement.

Could you help me understand why, for purposes of CA/B Forum membership,
you believe they should be overseen by someone that the CA/B Forum
designates, rather than by an entity that a root program designates?
Perhaps I'm missing why it's important to exclude these parties from the
Forum, as that might help clarify the language.
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