[cabfpub] Voting Begins for ballot Forum-12 - Update CA/B Forum Bylaws
bwilson at mozilla.com
Tue May 19 14:11:42 UTC 2020
Mozilla votes "Yes"
On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) via Public <
public at cabforum.org> wrote:
> The following motion has been proposed by Dimitris Zacharopoulos of HARICA
> and endorsed by Mike Reilly of Microsoft and Tim Hollebeek of Digicert.
> *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. Most of these changes are described in the “Issues
> with Bylaws to be addressed
> Here is a list of major changes:
> 1. Clarified the use of the term “Member” so it is clear when we
> discuss about all Forum Members (which includes Associate Members and
> Interested Parties), and when we discuss about the “Voting Members”. Adding
> the word “Voting” in front of the word “Member” removes this ambiguity.
> Also, the term “Members” or “Forum Members” is now the union of “Voting
> Members”, “Associate Members” and “Interested Parties”.
> 2. Added the term “Voting Representative” which is designated by each
> Member. Only votes submitted by Voting Representatives will be considered.
> 3. Replaced “Forum wiki” with the properly defined term “Member Web
> 4. Removed references for Webmaster in the definition of “Public Web
> Site” since it is repeated in section 5.2.
> 5. Added the Photography Policy in Exhibit D.
> 6. Clarify 4.1 (2) that Forum Members nominate representatives
> 7. Allow Informative Changes to Guidelines
> 8. In 5.3.1 require that a Certificate Issuer is trusted in the
> “latest” software produced by a Certificate Consumer
> 9. In 4.1 the Chair is eligible to be elected as Chair after having
> vacated the position as Chair for at least one (1) term, instead of two (2)
> *-- MOTION BEGINS --*
> *Amendment to the Bylaws:* Replace the entire text of the Bylaws of the
> CA/Browser Forum with the attached version (CA-Browser Forum Bylaws
> *NOTE:* There are three redline versions:
> 1. PDF (attached as "CA-Browser Forum Bylaws v2.3-redline.pdf")
> 2. DOCX (attached as "CA-Browser Forum Bylaws v2.3-redline.docx")
> 3. GitHub redline available at
> *-- MOTION ENDS --*
> The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:
> *Forum-12 - Update CA/B Forum Bylaws*
> *Start time (15:00 UTC)*
> *End time (15:00 UTC)*
> Discussion (14 days)
> 04 May 2020
> 18 May 2020
> Vote for approval (7 days)
> 18 May 2020
> 25 May 2020
> Public mailing list
> Public at cabforum.org
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