Information for new board members

Committee Meeting 2019-03-21 (2019-03-22 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.


  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. Association
      1. GDPR Data protection officer
        • nomination in case of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, which is scheduled to take place on 29 March 2019 at 11 pm local time, which can still be postponed or cancelled at short notice (as our data protection officer is an English resident). more (board only) (Etienne)

      2. Update mailing lists (formal descision, as allready done for the first part) (Etienne)

        • "The e-mail-list admin is authorised and instructed to remove from the mailing lists people who have publicly announced that they are no longer active for CAcert or are in public contact with another CA and to delete their c.o. mail account as well."
      3. Update wiki (formal descision) (Etienne)

        • "The wiki admin is authorised and instructed to remove the notifications sent to people no longer active at CAcert."
    2. 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) (Brian, Peter M)

    3. Finances
      1. Westpac (Kevin, Peter M, Dirk; update)

      2. Membership fees 2018 (and before) (Frédéric G, update)

      3. Mailings to World community, Swiss community (Etienne, Brian)

    4. Software
      1. Bug 1305: New root (update) (update by Ted)

      2. Root Certificate Class 3 (end of life) (update by Brian)

      3. Bug 1260 (and sub bugs 144x): PHP/Software (update Brian, GuKK, Peter M)

      4. other (new/pressing/...)
    5. Dummy project (update by Alex, FD)

    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 (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)

        11 April 2019 (clock change in NY 10.3./EU 31.3./NSW 7.4. that means: one hour earlier for Australia (06:00) and one hour later for Central Europe (22:00) Propositions for a better time frame are welcome.) 02 Mai 2019 23 Mai 2019 13 June 2019 04 July 2019

    3. Chair closes the Committee Meeting


Logfile from meeting 2019-03-21


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

Present: Brian, Etienne, Peter M



Guests: GuKKDevel, Decay, Egal, Enyc, NB, Nemunaire, SkarmoutsosV, Skeeper, Ynazarov


At 20:02 UTC Brian took chair and started the meeting.

The minutes are not finished yet.


Question Time

Answer: When teachers receive messages from teachers via electronic channels (SMS, WhatsApp, e-mail), they cannot be sure that they really come from their parents. In the case of sick leave, etc., this is legally extremely delicate. With a digital signature from the parents, any school would be helped. If a few teachers become Assurers, the school can offer the parents the required digital signature free of charge on parents' evenings and other events. At the procedure is described in detail in German (in the details concerning Switzerland).


We aggreed last meeting on 2019-04-11-20:00 UTC for the next meeting.

Chair closed the meeting at 20:37 UTC








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting

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