Committee Meeting 2011-09-18

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 m20100918.1 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. Usage of CAcert in name of german association by Mario
    2. Business added by Your Name Comment: Replace "Business One" by Title of Business and add your Name

      • Additional Inputs Comment: Replace "Additional Inputs"by Description of Business, Description of Reason-Why/Purpose, Additional Comments, Additional Documents, Additional Links, if useful for other Committee Members to prepare for Committee Meeting.

    3. et cetera
  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


1 Preliminaries

Present: Alexander, Dirk, Lambert, Mario, Piers.

1.1 Open

Meeting chaired by Lambert

1.2 Last Meeting Minutes

Motion to accept the minutes from the last meeting carried.

1.3 Minutes taker

Piers to take minutes.

1.4 Board Private issues

Google AdSense

Access to Google Adsense account has been recovered.

1.5 Action Items

Advertising - logo challenge

Advertising yields about $150/yr. Wiki page for logos ideas here. Software team have sufficient ideas and are implementing them. Further details to be discussed at next software meeting. Dirk and Lambert to follow up.

Welcome to Alexander Bahlo

Dirk met him in person.

Assign an Access team leader

Access Team is working well, and will be asked to select a leader from amongst themselves.

Compile initial board report

Lambert will work on it this week.

Create financial report

Finished by Alexander.

Arbitration resources issue requires input from all

This is an important one: it is a major item in our policies, but currently not working due to lack of resources. Please all think of ways to improve! status

Mario has contacted PG. No response. Mario will ask Wytze to remove it.

Compile keypersons list

No progress. No sign of Peter for a while - Lambert will mail him.

(Remaining items actioned to people not present)

2 Business

Motion to add AGM preparations as urgent business item in Agenda carried.

2.1 Usage of CAcert in name of German association

The German association has trouble identifying itself to the public. The association was founded for supporting CAcert. However, people are wondering how secure-u e.V. is related to CAcert. The association likes to rename to CAcert e.V. or CAcert Deutschland e.V. to clarify the position and to possibly attract more donors.

As the name CAcert shall be included, permission from us is asked.

General opinion that we should not allow other organisations to use CAcert name. Instead could allow them to have link from our site and a perhaps statement like "Supporting CAcert in Germany".

Mario will forward suggestions to them.

2.2 AGM preparations

Main issue is to select a date for next AGM.

Need to allow time for Board Report to be finished. We have Financial report, now need team reports. Marcus volunteered to do final report assembly.

Motion: that we hold our Annual General Meeting for the Financial Year 2010/2011 on November 27th, 2011, 21:00 UTC carried.

3 Questions

3.1 CAcert Inc membership request

Request email

Secretary will send reply pointing out process and rules to be followed.

4 Closing

4.1 Next meeting

Next meeting: Sunday, October 9th 2011, 21:00 UTC


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