[Servercert-wg] Voting period begins: Ballot SC-066: Fall 2023 Clean-up v2

Inigo Barreira Inigo.Barreira at sectigo.com
Fri Oct 20 10:18:10 UTC 2023

I´m withdrawing this ballot voting period. I will prepare a new version of the redline containing the last adding and will start a new discussion period.

No votes have been casted.


De: Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA) <dzacharo at harica.gr> 
Enviado el: jueves, 19 de octubre de 2023 13:26
Para: Inigo Barreira <Inigo.Barreira at sectigo.com>; CA/B Forum Server Certificate WG Public Discussion List <servercert-wg at cabforum.org>
Asunto: Re: [Servercert-wg] Voting period begins: Ballot SC-066: Fall 2023 Clean-up v2


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On 19/10/2023 12:43 μ.μ., Inigo Barreira via Servercert-wg wrote:

The voting period for this ballot has started. Note that  <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fcabforum%2Fservercert%2Fissues%2F462&data=05%7C01%7CInigo.Barreira%40sectigo.com%7Ce3e47cca03974772682e08dbd0963a21%7C0e9c48946caa465d96604b6968b49fb7%7C0%7C0%7C638333115888325237%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=kboUaD8%2FdLXH6P3QmW%2B6rECbEqdShzBBOYInHj%2F%2FGtA%3D&reserved=0> Inconsistent document formatting (Markdown vs PDF) · Issue #462 · cabforum/servercert (github.com) will be also included (it´s a format issue with no content change).


You started the voting period on a specific ballot that has a specific redline. That means you cannot make any changes without invoking a new 7-days discussion period. Unfortunately, since you started the voting period there is nothing you can do but either let the ballot fail or withdraw it. Withdrawing a ballot is a new addition to the Bylaws in section 2.3 (4)

A proposer may withdraw a ballot containing defective language at any point during the voting period 

According to the Bylaws, the voting period ends 7 days after the voting starts, so that would be 7 days from TODAY (2023-10-19), which means that the voting ends at 2023-10-26. The information at the bottom of the page should have been updated.

I'd appreciate a confirmation from at least another person that is familiar with the Bylaws about whether my interpretation is accurate or not.

Best regards,


Purpose of Ballot SC-66 v2


This ballot proposes updates to the Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates related to the issues and typos that have happened due to the different updates of the document. No new normative requirements are introduced by the changes in this ballot.



1.	The majority of these issues have been documented in GitHub and have therefore labeled as cleanup and have been the basis for this update.
2.	Some have been provided by emails to the CABF lists and included in this reviewed version because were typos.


The following motion has been proposed by Iñigo Barreira of Sectigo. And, endorsed by Aaron Gable of Let´s Encrypt and Clint Wilson of Apple.


— Motion Begins —


This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates” (“Baseline Requirements”), based on Version 2.0.1.


MODIFY the Baseline Requirements as specified in the following Redline: 



— Motion Ends —



This ballot proposes a Final Maintenance Guideline. The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:


Discussion (7+ days)

•                     Start time: 10-10-2023 22:00:00 UTC

•                     End time: 17-10-2023 22:00:00 UTC


Vote for approval (7 days)

•                     Start time: 18-10-2023 22:00:00 UTC

•                     End time: 25-10-2023 22:00:00 UTC


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