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.
Minutes author prepares the minutes from the last meeting
Minutes author prepares the action items. All action owners to update.
Minutes author puts motion m20110605.1 to accept the minutes
Businesses Important Note: Acceptance of Businesses 48 Hours before beginning of Committee Meeting latest!
- Oophaga letter
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.
Action / Projects plan: http://wiki.cacert.org/OverviewProjectsBoard wiki page
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
Committee composition, activities in Australia - byIang
Next AGM cycle starts end June - by Iang
Question Time Important Note: Questions from CAcert.org Community Members can be added until beginning of Committee Meeting! As well questions can be asked at "Question Time", without added Question here
Question One added by Your Name Comment: Replace "Question One" by Your Question and add your Name
- et cetera
Confirm the next Committee Meeting: Usually every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 21:00 UTC.
- Chair closes the Committee Meeting
Present: Alexander, Dirk, Ian, Lambert, Mario, Piers. Apologies: Peter
Meeting chaired by Lambert.
1.2 Last meeting minutes
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.)
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
m20110605.1: Accept Minutes from Meeting on 2011-05-15
m20110605.2: Approve the proposed press release re resign