Committee Meeting 2012-05-05

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 m20120504.1 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. Appoint Alexander Bahlo as OA (INOPIAE) (no late issue as the request was sent in to the board mailing list on 2012-04-30, could not be entered before as this page was created on 2012-05-04)

    2. Internships - process - added by Iang

    3. 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.

    4. 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 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 20:00 UTC.

    2. Chair closes the Committee Meeting


1 Preliminaries


1.1 Opening

Meeting chaired by Piers. As the meeting was not announced 48 hours before, Board explicitly decided to do it by an unanimous vote.

1.2 Minutes from last meeting

Voting on minutes from last meeting was not finalised at the time of meeting because the minutes were completed only one day before the meeting. They were later accepted by m20120504.1.

1.3 Minute taker

Minutes will be taken by Tomáš.

1.4 Disclosure of private communication

Intermediate Ruling on Arbitration case a20110118.1 (removal of TVerify ID scans) was sent to board-private by Arbitrator to solicit additional (possibly sensitive) input from Board members. Because the response revealed no private information, this was subsequently published under Arbitration.

1.5 Action items

No reports were given.

2 Business

As every business agenda item was posted after the 48 hour deadline, chair proposed m20120521.1 to accept all the late agenda items. This vote was carried.

2.1 Appoint Alexander Bahlo as Organisation Assurer

Marcus introduced the candidate to the Board. AB has been trained and tested in two supervised Organisation Assurances with very pleasing results. Marcus also noted that the training has been done on the test system to help the prospective OA to familiarise himself with the interface.

Motion m20120521.2 proposed by Michael – carried.

2.2 Internships

Ian started discussion on a draft process for internships within CAcert. He noted that some framework needs to be set up in order to offer the student some surety of results. The welcome message could look something like this:

This letter is to invite you to participate in our CAcert project to (PROJECT X). Your participation will take place from START to END in LOCATION, and can be considered as an internship or student placement.

We anticipate that given your level of experience, the best place for you will be the (PART Y – optional). This will require you to (TASK LIST).

This project is supervised by (ASSURER ALICE). At the end of your contribution, there will be an independent review of the work you have done, and a written report of accomplishments. This review will be conducted by (ASSURER BOB), with assistance from others, and the report may be relied upon by others within the Community. It will of course be your responsibility to provide evidence to support any statement to a CARS (CAcert Assurer Reliable Statement) level.

Attachment: Goals.

Ian already has a student that wants to work under his supervision on BirdShack, Piers had been asked to provide the final assessment.

The process could consist of the following points:

  1. A supervisor should be identified.
  2. The project should be identified.
  3. A reviewer should be identified.
  4. The obligations of student, org and supervisor(s) should be reviewed to be reasonable.
  5. The invitation should be extended by leader/board/pres.

Motion m20120521.3 to empower the President to approve internships proposed by Ian – carried.

3 Questions

Ulrich reminded Board of exec request in a20110118.1 – a blog post to be published regarding the removal of ID document scans left over from TVerify shutdown. Preparation of the blogpost was delegated to PR officer (Alexander Bahlo) – Michael will contact him.

4 Closing

Time for next meeting yet to be agreed.

Please choose available slots on: doodle.

Meeting closed by chair.


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