Committee Meeting 2013-11-24

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 m201311xx.x 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 asks whether cacert-board maillist includes any business items that aren't on the agenda yet.

    6. 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. Accept any upcoming topics today as Late Business by Werner Dworak

    2. Distribute Functions of the Board by Werner Dworak

    3. Create a subcommittee by Werner Dworak

    4. Final Invoice from Oophaga by Michael Tänzer

    5. Submit OFT report by Michael Tänzer

      • I move that we ask the Public Officer to submit the financial report to the OFT

    6. Accept resignation of Joel Hatsch from Arb Team by Alex Robertson

      • Joel tendered his resignation earlier this year - all cases he was involved with are now closed, so his resignation is now clear to be formally accepted.
    7. Accept Benedikt Heintel as Internal Auditor by UlrichSchroeter

      • motion missing from discussion around June 2013
    8. 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.

    9. et cetera
  3. Question Time

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


1 Preliminaries

1.1 Opening

Present: Alex, Ben, Dirk, Etienne, Jürgen, Michael, Werner

Meeting chaired by Werner.

1.2 Minutes from last meeting

Minuted accepted, Motion m20131206.1

1.3 Minutes taker

Minutes will be taken by Werner.

1.4 Disclosure of private communication

No conversations on board-private to disclose.

1.5 Potential agenda items on mailing list

No new agenda items identified on cacert-board.

1.6 Action items

Not discussed

2 Business

2.1 Accept any upcoming topic today as Late Business

It was accepted, Motion m20131206.2

2.2 Distribute Functions of the Board

First Michael was accepted as treasurer with great majority. Werner was prosed as president and seconded. Next we looked for a secretary. Alex was proposed but declined. Etienne was proposed but was reluctant. After Alex offered to assist him, Etienne accepted. Since this was settled, Werner agreed to continue as president. Alex offered to act as vice president and was accepted. Finally we formally voted to accept the new board positions as a whole. Motion m20131206.3

2.3 Create a subcommittee

Robert has indicated that he would assist but did not show up. The other Australian members didn't attend the meeting as well, we couldn't do anything. Ben offered to ask around.

2.4 Final Invoice from Oophaga

We received an invoice for hosting costs for the first half of 2013. Since everything was okay, the payment was authorized, Motion m20131206.4

2.5 Submit OFT report

Since the financial report was ready, we agreed. But since the new board members are not yet complete, we had to postpone it.

2.6 Accept resignation of Joel Hatsch from Arbitration Team

It was accepted, Motion m20131206.5

2.7 Accept Benedikt Heintel as Internal Auditor

Benedikt already started some preliminary work and will start his main work in January. Among other tasks he supervises the creation of new root certificates and their escrow, of which Martin is the project manager. Benedikt was accepted with Motion m20131206.6

2.8 The request from the AGM to move the base needs discussing somewhere

One of the steps required will be modification of CPS, selection of jurisdiction, obtain agreement of members. Create a short list countries and their org forms that could fit our purpose. We have to explore what the Australian law has to say about taking over contracts implicitly. Clarify the status of the CCA: Terms and conditions or contract? So there are a few points to the country selection. Bank Rules, Costs and Transfer Fees, Incorporation Framework and how similar it is to current, number of members in that country.

But finally we found that the discussion should be outside the meeting so we have more time and more people for proper research and evaluation.

3 Questions

No questions

4.1 Next Meeting

The next meeting was scheduled to 2013-12-08 09:00 UTC or 21:00 UTC depending on the Australian member candidates.


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