Information for new board members

Committee Meeting 2019-02-28 (2019-03-01 in Australia)

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

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 m2018MMDD.1 to accept the minutes from the last meeting.

Agenda DRAFT

  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 to the meeting, and asks for discussion.

    Election pledge: The outgoing committee has initiated various measures to get the finances under control. In addition, it intends to bring CAcert to Europe in 2019 (preparations are underway to do it with no need to change policies). This means that there will be an SGM in the first half of 2019 anyway. Then it could be decided: - relocate and continue - or wind up. By then it should have become apparent whether we have got the finances under control. For possibilities, see:

    Secretary's pledge: "(if) each board member is willing to do about 10% more during this transition period (he has) time to prepare statutes (for Switzerland) and (prepare the) SGM."

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

  2. Business
    1. Future
      1. Grants: open and new inquiries (BDMC)
        1. Linux Australia (BDMC)
        2. open and new inquiries we have now for month 46 ideas. Each of us has to take one per month to apply, as having the ideas only in the wiki will never bring some funds. (updates from Brian, Frédéric, Frédéric, Etienne, Peter, Peter, Ross)

      2. Formal documented plan for our future (needed by both CAcert and people giving us money)
        1. Mission Statement and Strategic Plan. Who writes a draft? What is the deadline? (decision)
      3. CAcert for webmail services (discussion, test results)
    2. Finances
      1. Westpac (Kevin, Peter M, Dirk; update)
      2. Invoice Hosting 06/2018-11/2018 €1324.09 (update)
      3. Membership fees 2018 (and before) (Frédéric G, update)
    3. Software
      1. Bug 1305: New root (update) (Ted)
      2. Root Certificate Class 3 (end of life) (Brian)
      3. Bug 1260 (and sub bugs 144x): PHP/Software (update) (Brian, GuKK, Peter M)
      4. other (new/pressing/...)
    4. Dummy project (update) (Alex/FD)
    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 (Wed/Thu 20 GMT = 21 FR/CH = 15 NY = Thu/Fri 07 AEST)
    2. Agree on dates for the meetings until the end of March
      • Suggestion for the following meetings (given in UTC, in Australia the follwing morning) 21 March 2019 11 April 2019 (clock change in NY 10.3./EU [if not abandoned until then] 31.3./NSW 7.4.)
    3. Chair closes the Committee Meeting


Logfile from meeting 2019-02-28


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

Present: bdmc, FD, Peter, Etienne



Guests: GuKKDevel, @ChanServ, decay, egal, enyc, nb, nemunaire, SkarmoutsosV, Skeeper, ynazarov


At 20:10 UTC Etienne took chair and started the meeting.

The minutes were accepted.


Question Time


We aggreed next meeting on 2019-03-21-20:00 UTC for the next meeting. Please be aware of daylight saving time.

Chair closed the meeting at 20:44 UTC








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting