Committee Meeting 2011-06-05

The meeting will take place at 21:00 UTC in the IRC channel #board-meeting on the CAcert IRC network.

Committee Members: feel free to add a business within the acceptance period or your question to the board below. Others: add a question to the questions section.


  1. Minutes author prepares the minutes from the last meeting

  2. Minutes author prepares the action items. All action owners to update.

  3. Minutes author puts motion m20110605.1 to accept the minutes


  1. Preliminaries
    1. Chair opens the Committee Meeting
    2. Accept the minutes from the last meeting.

    3. Who is making minutes?
    4. Chair asks whether cacert-board-private maillist includes any items that need to be disclosed to Members.

    5. Chair introduces the URL of action items to the meeting, and asks for discussion.

  2. Businesses Important Note: Acceptance of Businesses 48 Hours before beginning of Committee Meeting latest!

    1. Oophaga letter
    2. Software / Systems: Class 3 root replacement till end of June 2011 (is not the New Roots & Escrow project) (Overturn motions ?)

      • upgrade plan: Press release, Announcements to be presented to board by Community
      • m20110515.2 "Class 3 Certificate Resign"

      • m20110515.3 "Prepare press statement about Class 3 Resign"

        That we ask the community to prepare a press statement, to be sent to
        various groups, and to be accepted by Board before sending out.
    3. Action / Projects plan: wiki page

      • Software-Testteam:
        • m20110515.4 "Rewarding testers"

          That we have a try with rewarding testers. The test period will be two months. The testers that get back with the highest number of full test reports in a month will receive 30 Euro, The runner-up will receive 15 Euro. To be paid via Pay-pal
        • Report by testteam p/l's
    4. Committee composition, activities in Australia - byIang

    5. Next AGM cycle starts end June - by Iang

  3. Question Time Important Note: Questions from Community Members can be added until beginning of Committee Meeting! As well questions can be asked at "Question Time", without added Question here

    1. Question One added by Your Name Comment: Replace "Question One" by Your Question and add your Name

      • et cetera
  4. Closing
    1. Confirm the next Committee Meeting: Usually every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 21:00 UTC.

    2. Chair closes the Committee Meeting


Present: Alexander, Dirk, Ian, Lambert, Mario, Piers. Apologies: Peter

1.1 Open

Meeting chaired by Lambert.

1.2 Last meeting minutes

Minutes from the last meeting accepted m20110605.1.

1.3 Minutes taker

Piers to take minutes.

1.4 Private list Report

Nothing on private list to discuss.

1.5 Action Items

(See: Action Items.)

OA Dispute

Has been discussed, and a ruling is expected soon.

Key Persons List

No update. Possibly some time later this month.

2.1 Oophaga letter

Update sent to Bert-Jaap, no followup yet. Lambert will prepare a statement and send it to the Board for approval.

2.2 Class-3 resign

Press statement has been reviewed, more language versions needed.

Motion: that we approve the proposed press release, and distribute it in as many languages as possible carried.

Ulrich will post the press release translations request to the CAcert translations list.

2.3 Software Test Team

Some progress last month: 2 testers ... 3 reports in total. The test rewards scheme will run for another month to see if there is any improvement. Suggestions for a test machine and assessments of testing quality to be discussed at next software meeting.

2.4 Committee Composition

Need to plan for having fewer Australians on Board, which implies plans for moving CAcert to become an European entity (where the majority of the members are located). Problems with Board membership in countries like Austria (where all must be resident).

Need to do some research on multi-country associations based in Europe, any information discovered to be sent to board-private.

2.5 AGM preparation

First action is to finish last AGM business: account statements needed. On that issue we are still waiting for online access to the Bank accounts. Alexander to chase Kevin on Bank access.

Issue to be put on agenda for next meeting.

3 Question Time


Arbitration seem to be stalled: 3 arbitrations in the queue, last month only one of the 12 aribitrators on the list made any progress.

We need more resources/arbitrators. We could review which cases get sent to arbitration - maybe some could be directed to support, or rejected. However, that is of course an arbitration decision.

Issue needs more thought - put on agenda for next meeting.

Conflicts of Interest

What to do with conflicts of interest declared by members? Who should be informed about it and are they archived anyhow? Proposal would be to inform board members in private and maintain a file in SVN board private folder.

Solution is that conflict of interest statements have to be sent to the secretary, and he has to decide (and maybe inform the board).

4.1 Next Meeting

Next Committee Meeting: Sunday, June 19th 2011, 21:00 UTC.


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