This is the constitution meeting of the 2019/20 board.

Information for new board members

Committee Meeting 2019-12-23 (2019-12-24 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 = 21:00 CET = 15:00 New York EDT = 07:00 Australia AEST

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 a motion 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.

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

  2. Business
    1. Allocate offices (President, vice president, treasurer, secretary, others)
    2. Arrange further meeting dates (day/time, dates)
    3. Strategy (who works on what even without a meeting)
    4. Status of applications for Critical/Infrastrcture team (added by Sascha T.)
    5. Varia

    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
    • - no questions added -
  4. Closing
    1. Agree on date of the next Committee Meeting
    2. Chair closes the Committee Meeting


Logfile from meeting 2019-12-23


Present: Brian M (20:50), Etienne R., Frédéric D., Frédéric G. (20:19), Sascha T.

Apologies: Peter N., Ross K.

Guests: decay, egal, enyc, nb, nemunaire, ynazarov, zerkalo


At 20:00 UTC we decided to start as quorum had been reached. Sascha declared taking minutes.

Minutes from last meeting had not been written yet.

Etienne got a non-urgent demand from critical to his private email, he will put it on next meetings's agenda.


In absence of Brian we started with 2.2. We discussed possible intervals of meetings and what would be the best weekday and time, and came to the rule-of-thumb: "There is a board meeting at 20:00 UTC on first Thursday in every month." Next meeting in January 2020 will be on 2020-01-09 20:00 UTC.

We continued with 2.1. Frédéric G. is still evaluating candidates for Treasurer/Financial subcommittee, so we left the position of Treasurer open for now and voted a motion.




Brian McCoullough

Vice president

Peter Nunn


Etienne Ruedin


(will be filled definitely in the coming weeks)

(Motion results: Aye:5 | Naye:0 | Abstain:0 | Approved)

2.3 (Strategy) was skipped due to late time; common understanding is the strategy that the previous board in 2019 has initiated: Board members take over defined actions and report in meeting, to keep meeting short and have more time between meetings. We want to discuss about this topic via email in the next days before the January meeting.

Sascha explained item 2.4 (status of applications for infra/critical) as he got a request from Mark S about status of his application. Mark is on the "short list" of local people for critical team, Dirk should have contacted him already.

Question Time

No questions in agenda; skipped.


We closed at 22:22 UTC.

Next meeting: January 9th, 2020, 20:00 UTC.








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting

Brain/CAcertInc/Committee/MeetingAgendasAndMinutes/2019-12-23 (last edited 2020-01-10 07:20:26 by SaschaTernes)