Committee Meeting 2018-05-03 (2018-05-04 in Australia)

The meeting will take place at 20:00 UTC in the IRC channel #board-meeting on the CAcert IRC network.

08:00 PM GMT = 22:00 CET = 16:00 New York EDT = '''06:00 Australia AEST'''

Feel free to add a business item within the acceptance period of 48 hours or your question to the board below. Non-committee Members: Committee may choose to convert any business proposed as a question in the questions section.


  1. Minutes author prepares the minutes from the last meeting

  2. Minutes author prepares the actions from meeting and actions overview. All action owners to update.

  3. Minutes author puts motion m20180503.1 to accept the minutes from the last meeting.


  1. Preliminaries
    1. Chair opens the Committee Meeting
    2. Who is making minutes?
    3. Is there a timelimit? Who is time keeper?
    4. Accept the minutes from the last meeting.

    5. Chair asks whether cacert-board-private or cacert-board maillist includes any items that need to be disclosed to Members.

    6. Chair points actions from last meeting not contained in the agenda to the meeting, and asks for discussion.

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

  2. Business
    1. Commitee
      1. Answer Public Officer
      2. Accepting new members (CAcert Inc.)
      3. 'General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679' short report if available
    2. Bug-Tracking
      1. Bug 1260 Make the source compatible with recent PHP versions (continued) short report

      2. Bug 1417 unable to generate certificate (continued) short report

      3. Bug 1432 since september, 8th, 2017 CAs must check DNS' CAA records (continued) short report

    3. running out of money mid 2018 (continued) ideas

      1. short reports:
        1. general
        2. EU grant
        3. Australian grant
      2. further ideas

    4. 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.

    5. et cetera

    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

  3. Question Time
    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


Logfile from meeting 2018-05-03


Minutes will be written once the meeting is finished, with tasks listed in action items and Actions of this document.

Present: Brian, Karl-Heinz (first part), Peter N., Etienne

Apologies: Peter Y., Ross K.

Missing: Peter M.

Guests: Gero, Andreas B. (at the end)


The secretary is making minutes. The minutes from April, 5th are accepted.

At 20:07 UTC Brian took chair and opened the meeting.

Business The answer of the Public Officer is still missing. The secretary is in charge to get it. The membership application from Frédéric G. has been accepted. The committee takes note from the latest resumee about the GDPR, sent by Lambert as member of the GDPR working group.

Concerning the Bug 1260 (Make the source compatible with recent PHP versions), Brian and Peter M. had a look to the code. Now, they have to get in touch with Egal to proceed. No news for bugs 1417 (unable to create certificate) and 1432 (NDS CAA). Alternative ways to create certificates should be published on the wiki. As the wiki has his own structure that is maybe not all the times very transparent for newcomers, it is proposed to create a one-stop-page that tells in easy, non-technical words step by step, what an normal user has to do from creating his account / find an assurer / getting assured / installing root / etc. Brian will propose this at the Paris group, translations into German, English, Czech and other languages follows. Publication as PDF, epub, etc. are also possible. [Working titles: "How to use CAcert" "CAcert for dummies" "Cacert the easy way"]

Finances: As the treasurer allready left the meeting, the secretary reports: There were some donations and subscripions for the yearly-50$, but he has not access to the key numbers. It seems, that there is not enough time for the EU grant. Furthermore, from our reading of the requirements, we may not be able to apply on our own, but would need a suitable partner within the EU. So the sub committee should concentrate on the Linux Australia Grant. On IRC was a comment about giving money and a helping hand, but not before the MD5 is replaced, as is pending for two or three years now. The secretary tries to get in contact with the person in charge - if there is no anwer by e-mail, by snail mail.

Question Time There were no questions, neither from the flor, neither from the committee (apart from off topic questions about trains in Canada and Australia).


We aggreed on 2018-05-17-TF:00 UTC for the next meeting.

Chair closed the meeting at XXXXX UTC








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting



formulate text for media for money collection


checkout how to get a specific blog-entry to be pinned at main-page

Brian, Peter M., Dirk, software-team


bug 1260 "upgrading PHP/debian"

Peter Y., software-team


bug 1417 "unable to create certificate"

Karl-Heinz, sofware-team


bug 1432 "testing CAA-records"

Brain/CAcertInc/Committee/MeetingAgendasAndMinutes/2018-05-03 (last edited 2018-06-07 20:24:05 by EtienneRuedin)