Committee Meeting 2011-12-18
The meeting will take place at 21:00 UTC in the IRC channel #board-meeting on the CAcert IRC network.
Minutes author prepares the minutes from the last meeting
Minutes author prepares the action items. All action owners to update.
Minutes author puts motion m20101212.3 to accept the minutes
Financial Report (Carried over from last meeting)
Action items of old board: progress and what do they mean? -- MichaelTänzer 2011-12-14 23:01:48
Permissions stocktaking: review permissions on various systems. See discussion on board mailing list. -- MichaelTänzer 2011-12-14 23:01:48
PoloShirts picking up from last meeting. See board mailing list --- Dirk/Inopiae 2011-12-17
- Taking part in two affiliate programms of amazon.com and booking.com. See board private mailing list --- Dirk/Inopiae 2011-12-17
- Financial support of ATE in Manchester in January for up to 3 Co-Auditors with a maximum of 100 EUR each --- Dirk/Inopiae 2011-12-17
- CAcert Vision statement --- Benedikt 2011-12-17
- Question Time
Confirm the next Committee Meeting: Usually every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 21:00 UTC.
- Chair closes the Committee Meeting
Present: Dirk, Ian, Jeffery, Kevin, Michael, Piers, Raoul, Tomas, Werner.
Meeting chaired by Piers and Dirk
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 cacert-board-private maillist
Some discussion of an affiliate program for the website. Proposal for the board to act on to be discussed further.
Motion to move the discussion of the financial report and affiliate programs from cacert-board-private carried.
1.5 Action Items
Jeffery will contact former treasurer to clarify financial action items. Piers to contact past committee members to get status reports on outstanding action items.
2.1 Financial Report
Kevin is ready to send Financual Report and Association Rules changes to OFT. They want the rule changes as a set of changes, rather than embedded in a complete constitution, so the minutes need to be rearranged into the appropriate format.
The report and rules must be submitted to OFT within 28 days of AGM, so only one week left.
2.2 Action items of old board: progress and what do they mean?
Already covered under 1.5, but in addition, Ulrich offered to explain those items that are not clear.
2.3 Permissions stocktaking: review permissions on various systems.
This means reviewing SSH permission, web system permissions, and so on. We should ask the team leaders for a review and report. Further discussion to be via email.
2.4 PoloShirts picking up from last meeting. See board mailing list
Marcus' suggestion is to make 50 polo shirts at around 24 EUR production cost and sell them for 30 EUR to all and have about 20 to give away to peole working at big events on the CAcert booth. Sizes from M to XXL.
Some suggestion the shirts are quite expensive, but Marcus pointed out that these are are stitched polo shirts, not printed. The total initial outlay is around 10% of CAcert's cash reserves.
Discussion to be continued on the list.
2.5 Taking part in two affiliate programms of amazon.com and booking.com.
Amazon.com not favoured, to be discussed further in the mailling list.
Motion: that we decide to start the affiliate program with booking.com carried.
An additional e-mail address / mail alias is required for handling affiliate mail.
Marcus to chase up actions required.
2.6 Financial support of ATE in Manchester in January for up to 3 Co-Auditors with a maximum of 100 EUR each
About eight assurers are expected in Manchester. 2 auditors plan to attend. There will be a maillout to surrounding area (200km radius) prior to the meeting. UK assurers: 116 total, london 26, rest 1-5 max from each city.
Comments about arranging ATEs for London and Stockholm later.
Motion: That we reimburse the coauditors for the Manchester ATE for the parts of costs of their flights not exceeding 100 € per coauditor. carried.
2.7 CAcert Vision statement
Proposal by Benedikt:
- The Committee should set a vision for CAcert. A "vision" is a long term strategic direction, that aims for a timespan of around 5-10 years It is the overall strategic statement, CAcert wants to stand for in 2016 - 2021 deducted from this vision, there will be the mission and the key values of CAcert
- CAcert is the global leading provider of free digital certificate to enhance the internet security and trust worldwide.
Dirk suggested that we should emphasize verification, as that is what makes CAcert unique.
Benedikt will open a wiki page to continue the discussion or perhaps develop further the one already in place at Mission
Ulrich again offered to help with clarifying unresolved ActionItems:
research.cacert.org : this is a running dns url nobody knows about ... started by PG years ago ... Mario started research, asking PG ... no response, so can be removed.
OA dispute : This refers to https://wiki.cacert.org/Arbitrations/a20100404.1. Arbitrator is Lambert, and Ulrich (CM). topic was, that every OA can gain access over cacert.org domain. OA's are not ABC'd by default.
3.2 Manchester ATE
From Tomas: Is this the right one to sponsor? The question is, is 8 assurers co-audited worth 20 % of the Events budget?
We should do an ATE in UK to show presence, and to spread the idea behind CAcert (the "new rules" since about 3 years). A co-auditor needs to be present for the new rules. Being organised by Alex.
4.1 Next meeting
Will be decided via doodle at http://www.doodle.com/zffvudrg8tid3hbq, now decided to be :-
m20111212.3: Accept minutes of meeting on 2011-12-11
m20111220.1: Move discussions out of cacert-board-private mail
m20111220.2: booking.com affiliate program
m20111220.3: Manchester ATE