Information for new board members

Committee Meeting 2019-09-26 (2019-09-27 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 5th September

  2. Minutes author prepares the minutes from the 19th September

  3. Minutes author puts motion m2019MMDD.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 5th of September

    5. Accept the minutes from the 19th of September

    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. Association
      1. New Members
        • Function Office, United Kingdom, represented by Steven M and Andrew M
        • Dominik W, Switzerland
      2. SGM/AGM 2019

      3. Board 2019/20

        1. resignations

          • Peter M, Frederic G
        2. candidates reported to ad hoc HR team

    2. Personnel/volunteers
      1. critical team (main topic)

        1. new members (see archive and archive [board members only])

        2. time schedule (see archive [board members only])

        3. background check
          • Propositions from Brian/FD who pre checked.
          • Decision at least team leaders

          • Security Policy (see 9.1.1 and 9.1.3)

      2. Arbitration --> if no news, skip!

    3. Community
      1. Corporate donors
      2. The aim is to also have evangelists for these accounts and Facebook who diligently spread the good news of CAcert in the social media. However, it is important that we always keep access to avoid time-consuming retrieval actions in the future. This is not urgent, but should be kept in mind.
    4. Grants: open and new inquiries (updates by Brian M, Frederic D, Etienne R)

      1. Linux Australia - Submitting a grant application added by Frederic D

        • Context of the issue:

        • Possible solution to the issue: Strategic plan to be completed by Brian and Peter M. I may give a hand as well.

        • Expected outcome of the meeting: receive the commitment of one or more persons who designate themselves as responsible for writing and submitting the grant application to Linux Australia.

      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 M, Frederic D, Frederic G, Etienne R, Peter N, Peter M, Ross K)

    5. Formal documented plan for our future (needed by both CAcert and people giving us money) (update by Brian M, Peter M)

    6. Finances postponed to october

      1. Westpac (update by Peter M, Dirk A)

      2. Membership fees 2018 (and before) (update by Frederic G)

      3. Breakdown of transactions done in September in EUR and AUD on the Paypal account (including newly created automatic payments, added by Frederic D) (update by Frederic G)

      4. International wire transfer - A cost effective solution added by Frederic D

    7. Software / only the very important ones

      1. Bug 775 (update by Dirk A)

      2. Bug 1305: New root (update) (update by Bernhard F)

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

      4. Bug 1260 (and sub bugs 144x): PHP/Software (update Brian M, Karl-Heinz G, Peter M)

      5. other (new/pressing/...)
    8. Dummy project (update by Alexander B, Frederic D) --> Postponed to October

    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. What went wrong with our Paypal link on the blog? added by Frederic D.
    2. Context of the issue: see archive and archive [board members only]

  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 next meeting
      • 26 Sept 2019 (for critical!)
      • 10 Oct 2019
      • 24 or 31 Oct 2019
      • AGM 30 Nov 2019
    3. Chair closes the Committee Meeting


Logfile from meeting 2019-09-26


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

Present: Etienne, Brian, Frédéric D, Frédéric G

Apologies: Ross, Peter N, Peter M


Guests: ~GuKKDevel, @ChanServ, decay, dops, egal, enyc, nb, nemunaire, sat, Skeeper, ted, ynazarov, zerkalo


Chair opens the Committee Meeting at 20:08 UTC Secretary is making minutes The minutes are reported to next meeting.


Critical team (main topic): Brian came up with a list of a dozen or so, most of them remote, to add to two or three potential members that we had found before the 360K! It is moved that Tony, Erick, Pal, Brent and Mark's names be presented to Wytze as the Board's recommendations for the future Critical Team.

Corporate donors: We have had a potential donor, who is offering to make a monthly donation, from his company, and asks that he be credited on our website home page. We have allready this kind of logos:

It is stated:

  1. The corporate donor makes supports CAcert by a donation;
  2. The corporate donor should not be tied to an aggreement making it an obligation of giving money to CAcert;
  3. The corporate donor should keep the ability to give more frequently, or less frequently, without any action in return from CAcert;
  4. As a "thank you" and nothing else, CAcert would then decide to make public on its front page, the fact that the corporate donor helps CAcert.

If technically possible, during the time, and as long as the sponsor contributes, CAcert will display their logo and a link to their company, on our home page. All sponsors will be listed on our history page. Idea: Main sponsors (about 3) with logo on the home page (as it is) and a link to a sponsor list (maybe on the wiki). The president will address the corporate donors in the next days. If we have some time, we will create an internal, but public guideline (not a policy). Just a note: our data center gives us an annual discount and some free services. They are present with the logo.

New active members:

Finances postponed to october.

There will be a blog post to thank you all donators and tell about the success of our mailing. English (Brian), German (Etienne), French (Frédéric D).

Agree on date of the next Committee Meeting

Chair closes the Committee Meeting at 22:07








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting




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