[cabfpub] Voting Results Announcement for FORUM-17-Amended

Dean Coclin dean.coclin at digicert.com
Tue Dec 28 15:18:19 UTC 2021

Slight correction to the voting results: the number of CAs voting yes is 22, not 23. The error was in the first bullet below.


Dean Coclin


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The voting on ballot FORUM-17 has completed, and the ballot has passed.


Voting Results

Certificate Issuers

22 votes total, with no abstentions:

*	23 22 Yes votes: Buypass, Certum (Asseco), D-TRUST, DigiCert, Disig, eMudhra, Entrust, E-TUGRA, GDCA, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, HARICA, JPRS, Let's Encrypt/ISRG, MSC Trustgate, OISTE, SECOM, Sectigo, SSL.com, SwissSign, Telia Company, SecureTrust, 
*	0 No Votes
*	0 Abstentions

NOTE: A vote placed by GlobalTrust was not received on the public list and will not be counted.


Certificate Consumers

2 votes total, with no abstentions:

*	2 Yes votes: Google, Mozilla, 
*	0 No votes
*	0 Abstentions


Bylaw Requirements

1.     Bylaw 2.3(f) requires:

A "yes" vote by two-thirds of Certificate Issuer votes and by 50%-plus-one of Certificate Consumer votes. Votes to abstain are not counted for this purpose.
This requirement was MET for Certificate Issuers and MET for Certificate Consumers.

At least one Certificate Issuer and one Certificate Consumer Member must vote in favor of a ballot for the ballot to be adopted.
This requirement was MET.

2.    Bylaw 2.3(g) requires that a ballot result only be considered valid when “more than half of the number of currently active Members has participated”. Votes to abstain are counted in determining quorum. Half of the currently active members at the start of voting was 14, so the quorum was 15 for this ballot.
This requirement was MET.


Existing CA/Browser Forum members must declare their intent to participate in the NetSec WG by email to  <mailto:questions at cabforum.org> questions at cabforum.org, including a statement of the Voting Class by which they qualify and the names/email addresses of their designated representatives who will participate and who will vote. We recommend that this be done by January 15, 2022.

Once declarations of participation have been gathered, the NetSec WG’s acting chair will convene a meeting tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 2 PM EDT, the agenda for which will include:
-       Adopting a list of initial members from the list of proposed, qualifying applicants in conformance with the NetSec WG Charter
-       Appointing a Chair, Vice Chair, and Webmaster for the NetSec WG

-       Discuss the WG’s first ballot – adoption of the Network and Certificate System Security Requirements (NCSSRs) and the IPR review period
-       Outline the goals and deliverables of the NetSec WG


In the interim, the NCSSRs remain a valid guideline of the CA/Browser Forum. Existing members of the working groups that have adopted the current NCSSRs are bound by the IPR Policy’s Royalty-Free license.

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