Committee Meeting 2013-01-13

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 m20130120.1 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 mailing list 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

    Acceptance of Businesses 48 Hours before beginning of Committee Meeting latest!

    1. Finance report AGM 2012 (ongoing)
      • current state ?
      • action items ?
    2. Privacy and prior board decisions aka DPA issue
      • board to board transfer.
    3. Payment to Oophaga for hosting costs
      • See the mails on the board mailing list.
    4. TTP rollout for a third county: Puerto Rico added by Werner Dworak

      • Puerto Rico is a USA territory and USA laws apply. See Marcus' mail on the board mailing list.
    5. New newsletter added by INOPIAE (late)

      • one topic needs to be CCA rollout.
  3. Question Time
    1. Appointment of a representative to Arbitration case a20110310.1 added by AlexRobertson

      • This is an appeal case raised by the Board - it was decided at a previous meeting to postpone appointing a representative until after the new Board was installed.
    2. Why is board only checking the private board mailing list for topics to be discussed and not the public board mailing list aswell? added by INOPIAE

  4. Closing
    1. Agree on date of the next Committee Meeting
    2. Chair closes the Committee Meeting


1 Preliminaries

1.1 Opening

Present: Dirk (initially only by voice transcibed by Martin Gummi, joined IRC at 2.3), Michael, Sven, Tomáš (left after 2.5), Werner

Meeting chaired by Werner.

1.2 Minutes from last meeting

Minutes from 2012-12-23 accepted in meeting by motion m20130120.1.

1.3 Minutes taker

Minutes will be taken by Tomáš.

1.4 Disclosure of private communication

Report from ATE Durham was sent to board-private because it contains e-mails of participants.

1.5 Action Items

No discussion.

2 Business

2.1 Financial report

Kevin is not present to confirm whether the summary was forwarded to OFT.

Treasurer (Michael) is finally through with his accounting crash course, needs data (AU bank statements, list of members) from Ian/Kevin/Tomáš.

2.2 Privacy and prior board decisions

New Board members not present (apart from Sven) for the briefing, deferred.

2.3 Payment to Oophaga

Payment not yet carried out, Michael is in the process of discussing the details with Robert from Oophaga.

2.4 TTP rollout for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is considered a "desert" as per TTP Assisted Assurance Policy section 4.2, but it's a territory of the US with the same legal system. Because Notary Public is an already approved type of TTP for the US, AO seeks Board approval to extend the same regime to Puerto Rico.

List of approved TTP types by country is kept at (the link in TTP-AAP 4.2 is dead and should be fixed).

Motion m20130120.2 to accept Notary Public as the only allowed TTP for Puerto Rico CARRIED.

2.5 New newsletter

Late business item accepted unanimously.

Software team is preparing a change to web interface where explicit confirmation that the Assuree accepted CCA will be required to enter an Assurance. This shall be notified to Members via an e-mail newsletter. Board is in charge of approving the newsletter and deciding what else to include in the e-mail.

The patch in question should be ready in two weeks, another one to record CCA acceptance on certificate creation/renewal should follow within six months. Discussion ensued whether to announce both in one go and when exactly to send the newsletter out.

Motion m20130120.4 to create a newsletter and send it out once the CCA-on-assurance patch is ready CARRIED.

3 Question time

3.1 Appointment of a representative to Arbitration case a20110310.1

Will be included in next meeting's agenda as an ordinary Business item.

3.2 Board not picking up agenda from cacert-board

Nothing much to discuss here.

4 Closing

Next regular meeting will be in two weeks (2013-01-27 21:00 UTC).


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