Committee Meeting 2018-05-18

The meeting will take place at 11:00 UTC in the IRC channel #board-meeting on the CAcert IRC network.

11:00 AM GMT = 13:00 Central Europe = 07:00 New York = 21:00 Eastern Australia

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 m20180517.1 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. Resignations (committee) Details A

      3. Accepting new members (CAcert Inc.)
      4. (Re-)constitution of the committee (Treasurer) Details A, Details D (Board only)

      5. 'General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679' Details B

        1. Resumee of the working group
        2. decisions to take
        3. nominations Details A

    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. Australian grant
      2. further ideas
    4. Hiring freeze Support/Software: Exchange of ideas Details C (board only)

    5. 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.

    6. 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 2018-05-18

Minutes for a meeting of the Board of Directors of CAcert Inc. held on 18 May, 2018 commenced at 11:00 UTC

Attendance via IRC #board-meeting Etienne, bdmc Chair, RKrumbholz Minutes, Peter, Frederic, Karl-Heinz, egal

The Chair, Etienne, declared the meeting open at 11:15 UTC and that a quorum was present.

The Chair, was taken over by bdmc at 11:21 UTC

Motion by bdmc stating “To accept Karl-Heinz’s resignation from the Board of CAcert inc. and thank him for his great service to the committee.” Motion unanimously adopted. Karl-Heinz will continue at CAcert inc., outside the board.

Motion by bdmc stating “We accept and appoint Frederic G. as interim treasurer for the Board of CAcert inc.” Motion unanimously adopted.

The Board proposed a Special Committee Meeting 24 May 2018 to discuss European Union data protection regulations GDPR and whether to suspend service of CAcert PGP keyservers.

The Board decided not to proceed with the EU proposal for fund raising and decided to pursue the Australian Linux Organization Grant.

It was agreed that the Treasurer would provide at future Board meetings a record of income and expenditure for CAcert inc.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for 7 June 2018 21:00 UTC

There being no further business, the Chair closed the meeting at 13:50 UTC








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting



formulate text for media for money collection

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"