Committee Meeting 2018-09-07 (2018-09-08 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 CEST = 16:00 New York EDT = '''06:00 Australia AEST (please feel free to join after the pre-meeting, if it is to early)'''

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 m20180621.1 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. Accept the minutes from the meeting in June.

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

    7. Chair points actions from last meeting to the meeting, and asks for discussion.

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

  2. Business
    1. Commitee
      1. Public Officer
      2. Annual General Meeting (Etienne)

      3. Finances (Frédéric G.)
        1. short report
        2. Invoices from secure-U
      4. Acceptance of new members
    2. Arbitration
      1. Support members to act as CM. (NOT triage members)
    3. Community
      1. France (Frédéric G.)
      2. other
    4. Bug-Tracking
      1. Bug 1260 Make the source compatible with recent PHP versions (continued) short report (GuKK)

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

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

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

      1. short reports:
        1. Australian grant (Brian)
        2. Linux Australia Membership
      2. further ideas
    6. 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.

    7. 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 2018-08-17


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

Present: Brian, Etienne, Peter N, (Frédéric G), Peter M

Guests: Lambert (Arb), Alex (PR), (nemunaire), (egal), enyc




Preliminaries secretary At 20:11 UTC the president took chair and opened the meeting. The secretary will make the minutes. The committee accept he minutes from June 21st and August, 17th.


enyc notes that "FWIW: as an outsider happening to spot this going-on [not a board member]... in prticular pleeeease sort-out whats holding-up non-md5sum-root being published... and niggles with the usability of signing algorithms supported etc being outdated reportedly can be issue.... Hope that helps!

The president answers to enyc: "That is part of what this "book" is supposed to improve. At least we can get some documentation, a guide to how to do things, published, even if we have "political?" issues getting technical things done." The secretary stressed out: "At the moment we have so few people at "Software" that they have to check for themselves what is against the rules." The June minutes state that Paris does not prioritise the CAcert-for-dummies project. The president perhaps repeated and stressed, to nemunaire, another one of our silent attendees, that that book we one of our top priorities." As all work is done by volunteers..... we cannot force people to help, but only ask them. On the other hand we may now have a chance for the PR team to write when they get technical support. We hope to have further information about this topic in the next meeting.

The public officer registered the change of the public officer some times ago. The secretary is still in contact with him about some private information, needed for register as a charity.

The AGM is on the way, the secretary is working on it and he is in time. We are waiting for the president's annual report and some team reports (other allready here, thank you egal and others). The discussion paragraph is approved by the committee.

Since we have not yet heard from Frederic G, the chair supposed that we have to skip Item 2.1.3.

2.2.1 egal from support asked, if support (not triage) could act as case manager in small cases or just to finish cases that are allready decided. This to support Arbitration. Following the DRP COD7: 1.3 (...) "The personnel within the CAcert support team are Case Managers, by default, or as directed by the Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO)." As far as AlexUK from Arbitration is aware, if they are not already CMs (ie by default!) then DRO can direct that they act as such. Lambert, present at the meeting, from Arbitration too, states, since the Case Managers cannot make decisions themselves and are there to help arbs and act as a second pair of eyes, he guess it is no issue.

The committee accept the motion "I move that the committee from CAcert Inc, acting as DRO, confirms, that members of the support team with an ABC are following Art. 1.3. DRP COD7 by default Case Managers. "

Peter M and Brian have applied for membership in Linux Australia and started ( or re-started ) discussing the Grant Proposal. More in Board Private over the next couple of weeks.

Question Time

No questions from the floor.


We aggreed on 2018-09-21-20:00 UTC for the next meeting.

Chair closed the meeting at 21:37 UTC








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting

Brain/CAcertInc/Committee/MeetingAgendasAndMinutes/2018-09-07 (last edited 2018-09-21 19:36:23 by EtienneRuedin)