[Smcwg-public] FW: Results of SMC01v3: Final Guideline for “S/MIME Baseline Requirements”

Dean Coclin dean.coclin at digicert.com
Wed Nov 2 20:07:58 UTC 2022


Congratulations to Stephen and the S/MIME WG for their diligence over the
past 2 years. For the first time, we have standards for issuing S/MIME
certificates that will take effect in Sept 2023 (assuming no IPR issues).

This is a testament to the hard work of the working group which wasn't
always easy but their perseverance prevailed to deliver a proper document.


Great job by all!

Dean Coclin


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Results of SMC01v3: Final Guideline for "S/MIME Baseline Requirements"


The voting period for ballot SMC01v3 (Final Guideline for "S/MIME Baseline
Requirements") has completed, and the ballot has passed.


Voting Results

Certificate Issuers

22 votes total, with no abstentions:

*	19 Issuers voting YES: Asseco Data Systems SA (Certum), Buypass AS,
DigiCert, D-TRUST, eMudhra, Entrust, GDCA, GlobalTrust, HARICA, IdenTrust,
MSC Trustgate Sdn Bhd, SECOM Trust Systems, Sectigo, SecureTrust, SSL.com,
SwissSign, Telia Company, TrustCor Systems, Visa,
*	3 Issuers voting NO: AC Camerfirma SA, AC Firmaprofessional SA,
OISTE Foundation/WiseKey
*	0 Issuers ABSTAIN

A YES vote from Actalis was sent outside the voting period so is not counted


Certificate Consumers

4 votes total, with no abstentions:

*	4 Consumers voting YES: Apple, Mozilla, rundQuadrat, Zertificon
*	0 Consumers voting NO
*	0 Consumers ABSTAIN

Bylaws Requirements

1.	Bylaw 2.3(f) requires:

0.	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.
1.	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". The number of currently active Voting Members is the average
number of Voting Member organizations that have participated in the previous
three meetings. Votes to abstain are counted in determining quorum. Half of
the currently active Voting Members at the start of voting was 9, so the
quorum was 10 for this ballot. This requirement was MET.

This ballot now enters the 60-day IP Rights Review Period to permit members
to review the ballot for relevant IP rights issues.  The IP Rights Review
Period ends at 2359 UTC on January 1, 2023.


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