[cabfpub] Ballot Forum-18 - Update CA/B Forum Bylaws to version 2.5
Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA)
dzacharo at harica.gr
Thu Jun 15 14:45:51 UTC 2023
I received a few comments on GitHub which have resulted in a newer
version. I plan to leave a few more days for people to review, and on
Monday I will submit a second version of the ballot with a discussion
period of 7 days.
On 2/6/2023 1:21 μ.μ., Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) via Public wrote:
> Purpose of the 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 efficiently. Most of these changes are
> described in the “Issues with Bylaws to be addressed
> document. Some preparatory discussions and reviews can be checked on
> GitHub <https://github.com/cabforum/forum/pull/32>.
> Here is a list of major changes:
> 1. Clarified that it is not always required to “READ” the antitrust
> statement before each meeting and added the option of reading a
> 2. Clarified where to send/post Chartered Working Group minutes.
> 3. Increased the number of days before automatic failing a ballot
> from 21 to 90 days.
> 4. Allow Chair or Vice-Chair to update links to other sections within
> a document without a ballot.
> 5. Applied grammatical and other language improvements.
> 6. Clarified that Subcommittee minutes do not need to also be
> published on the public web site.
> 7. Created a new member category called "Probationary Member",
> applicable to both Certificate Issuer and Consumer categories, and
> separated "Associate Members - Certificate Issuers" from the
> "Associate Member" category.
> 8. Removed the member category called "Root CA Issuer" and only kept
> the "CA Issuer" category.
> 9. Added a step to check the authority of the signer during
> membership applications.
> 10. Updated the Chartered Working Group template.
> 11. Added some language to the Code of Conduct.
> 12. Updated the elections language as agreed at F2F#58.
> The following motion has been proposed by Dimitris Zacharopoulos of
> HARICA and endorsed by Ben Wilson of Mozilla and Paul van
> Brouwershaven of Entrust.
> 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 v2.5.pdf).
> *NOTE:* There are two redlines produced by GitHub
> 1. Bylaws-redline.pdf (attached)
> 2. GitHub redline available at
> MOTION ENDS
> The procedure for this ballot is as follows:
> *Forum-18 - Update CA/B Forum Bylaws to version 2.5
> * *Start time (10:00 UTC)* *End time (10:00 UTC)*
> Discussion (at least 14 days) 02 June 2023 16 June 2023
> Expected Vote for approval (7 days) TBD TBD
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