[cabfpub] Voting Begins: Ballot Forum-9 - Bylaws and Server Certificate Working Group Charter Updates

Wayne Thayer wthayer at mozilla.com
Mon May 13 11:59:00 MST 2019


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. Major changes
include:
* Formalize Subcommittees at the Forum level
* Automatically grant Forum membership to CWG members
* Move Forum membership requirements to the SCWG Charter and clarify them
* Clarify CWG voting rules
* Clarify process for CWG officer elections

The following motion has been proposed by Wayne Thayer of Mozilla and
endorsed by Dimitris Zacharopoulos of HARICA and Tim Hollebeek of DigiCert
to amend the Bylaws of the CA/Browser Forum and the Server Certificate
Working Group Charter.


— MOTION BEGINS –

1. Amendment to the Bylaws: replace the entire text of the Bylaws of the
CA/Browser Forum with the following:

https://github.com/cabforum/documents/blob/f749189752994b378fae2ca9b8f22f51fcc2e204/docs/Bylaws.md


2. Amendment to the SCWG Charter: replace the entire text of the Server
Certificate Working Group Charter with the following:
https://github.com/cabforum/documents/blob/f749189752994b378fae2ca9b8f22f51fcc2e204/docs/SCWG-charter.md

— MOTION ENDS –


*** WARNING ***: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THE REDLINE BELOW IS NOT 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/0616216..f749189?diff=split


The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:

Formal discussion period:  (14+ days)

Start time:   April 26, 2019 19:00 UTC

End Time:  May 13, 2019 19:00 UTC

Vote for approval (7 days)

Start time: May 13, 2019 19:00 UTC

End time:  May 20, 2019 19:00 UTC
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