[Servercert-wg] VOTING PERIOD: Ballot SC-064: Temporary Moratorium on New Certificate Consumer Memberships
Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA)
dzacharo at harica.gr
Mon Jun 12 11:48:09 UTC 2023
HARICA votes "No" to ballot SC-064.
We appreciate the discussions and effort to clarify and improve
membership criteria for Certificate Consumers and HARICA is very
supportive of these activities. However, we do not believe there is an
imminent risk for the Server Certificate Working Group and the "balance"
between its Voting Members.
In addition, from a Bylaws perspective, a ballot that effectively
modifies a WG Charter by "pausing" acceptance of a certain member
category, in HARICA's opinion it should have been processed at the
Forum-level and not at the WG level. I would like to personally
apologize for not highlighting this issue sooner.
On 5/6/2023 8:43 μ.μ., Ben Wilson via Servercert-wg wrote:
> *Ballot SC-064:Temporary Moratorium on New Certificate Consumer
> *Purpose of the Ballot*
> During discussions at Face-to-Face Meeting 58, it was noted that the
> membership criteria for Certificate Consumers in the Charter for the
> Server Certificate Working Group (SCWG) lacked sufficient detail.
> Since then, several members of the CA/Browser Forum have worked to
> develop better criteria for membership of Certificate Consumers in the
> SCWG, however, discussion is ongoing. A moratorium is necessary to
> preserve the status quo and ensure impartiality while we re-evaluate
> and revise our membership criteria so that they are more clear, fair,
> and aligned with the goals of the Forum.
> The following motion has been proposed by Ben Wilson of Mozilla and
> endorsed by Tobias Josefowitz of Opera and Thomas Zermeno of SSL.com.
> *Motion Begins*
> Effective immediately, there is a temporary moratorium established on
> the acceptance of applications for membership as Certificate Consumer
> members in the Server Certificate Working Group. This moratorium will
> expire on December 1, 2023, or prior to such date, upon publication of
> the Forum’s vote on a revised Charter for the Server Certificate
> Working Group.
> During the moratorium, the Server Certificate Working Group will not
> accept or consider applications for membership as Certificate
> Consumers. Applications for other types of membership may be accepted
> and considered.
> *Motion Ends*
> This ballot does not propose a Final Guideline or Final Maintenance
> Guideline.The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:
> Discussion (7 days)
> Start Time: 2023-05-25 21:25 UTC
> End Time: Not before 2023-06-01 22:00 UTC
> Vote for approval (7 days)
> Start Time: 2023-06-05 18:00 UTC
> End Time: 2023-06-12 18:00 UTC
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