Committee Meeting 2011-10-16

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 m20101016.1 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. What is boards plan for Audit? (Carried forward from last meeting)

    2. Financial Report (Carried forward from last meeting)

    3. Accept new member (Already accepted by motion m20111009.2)

    4. Newsletter about information for "New Points Calculation - Thawte Patch" see PR/News/NewPointsCalculation (Carried forward from last meeting)

    5. Non-critical infrastructure separation project - offer by - added by UlrichSchroeter (Carried forward from last meeting)

      • Software-Assessment-project team received an offer by after request for infrastructure hosting for non-critical systems (email offer in board private)
    6. 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.

    7. 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



(This meeting is a continuation of the previous meeting.)

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

Comments by chair:

  1. Let's keep the topics to items we can decide on, and try to do most of the research in email chat. This way we can make progress in between meetings.
  2. We sometimes get topics where it is not clear what is requested. We can then check what the issue is by asking the person who introduced the topic, or delay till next meeting and hope that it's clear by then. Otherwise meetings take too long.

Late added item 2.5 seems to be an FYI, for which more information is needed. Needs a proposal with background, cost overview, caveats, specific questions to board, and a decision to either go forward or not.

2 Business

Open topics remaining:

2.1 Audit

The team leaders are still discussing audit items internally, and there is no decision required of the board so far.

2.2 Finance report

No decision needed by board.

2.3 New member

Already accepted offline by motion m20111009.2.

2.4 Newsletter about new points calculation

Points raised in newsletter checked. Email to members needs to be sent as this is a major change.

Motion: that we allow the PR group to send out an email to all members regarding the new points calculation carried.

The final version needs to be accepted by the board before being allowed to be sent.

3 Questions

Call for board candidates

A Call for candidates will go out with notification to members once the board report is complete.

Who of current board will be candidates

Piers and Mario may stand again. The rest may not.

4 Closing

4.1 Next meeting

Next meeting: Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 21:00 UTC


Brain/CAcertInc/Committee/MeetingAgendasAndMinutes/20111016 (last edited 2011-10-19 02:20:02 by Piers Lauder)