Committee Meeting 2021-05-06 (2021-05-07 in Australia)

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

Northern Winter: 08:00 PM GMT = 21:00 CET = 15:00 New York EST = 07:00 Australia AEDT
Northern Summer: 08:00 PM GMT = 22:00 CEST = 16:00 New York EDT = 06:00 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: the committee may choose to convert any business proposed as a question in the questions section.

This will be a short meeting. You may miss some of your favourite topics that takes a lot of time. You may vote about minutes, agendas, etc. later. The goal of this meeting is to make at least two decisions so that the teams can continue to work as hard as they did in the past weeks. If there is remaining time, we may share some information.

During the meeting, the following two additional channels are open to all members: (LINK WILL BE ADJUSTED BEFORE THE MEETING AND THI LINE REMOVED)


  1. Preliminaries
    1. Chair opens the Committee Meeting
    2. Who is making minutes? (Writing minutes in real time)

    3. Is there a time limit? Who is time keeper?
    4. Chair asks whether cacert-board-private or cacert-board maillist includes any items that need to be disclosed to Members.

    5. Accept minutes from 09.04.2021

  2. Business

    Acceptance of new business items no later than 48 hours before the start of the committee meeting!

    1. Most pressing subjects
      1. CCA change. -- Draft sent to board on 27-02-2021; details with OFT OK, form prepared, waiting for legal confirmation.

      2. This is ongoing: Bug 1499 Re-Sign-Signer-Class-3-Certificate-processus: short information / interim status (Dirk A)

      3. ABC: Present state of Bernhard's work: short information / interim status (Ted)

    2. Staffing the teams
      1. Applicants to the Support team: short information / interim status of OTRS access (Dirk A)
      2. Applicants to the Infrastructure team
      3. Applicants to the Development team
      4. Applicant to the Critical team
      5. Applicants to the Financial team (details here -- short information / interim status (Frédéric D)

        1. Appoint Members Finance Team
          1. Michael Richardson (CA)
          2. Wacław Schiller (PL)
        2. Nominate Treasurer
    3. Software Team
      1. Issue 1502: Adapt the UI at to deal with the "keygen" feature having been removed in browsers

      2. Issue 1505: Aleš wrote a very well documented wiki page on the Single Sign-On option

      3. Issue 1482: Limit validity period of new HTTPS certificates to one year

      4. Issue 1444: PHP - Brian

      5. Issue 1417: Keygen - Bernhard

    4. Grant application
  3. Blockchain
    1. see here:

  4. Question Time

    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.

    1. "Question One." added by Your Name Comment: Replace "Question One" by your Question and add your name

      • ..
    2. Closing
      1. Agree on date of the next Committee Meeting: 6. May 2021
      2. Following meetings: 6. May, 3. June, 1. July, 5. August


Logfile from meeting 2021-05-06



Members of the Committee:

Present, by alphabetical order

Brian McCullough

Frédéric Dumas

Etienne Ruedin

Absent or silent, by alphabetical order

Peter Nunn (apologies)

Guy Scharinger

Sascha Ternes

Members of the CAcert community and other guests

Having been active during the meeting, by alphabetical order

Michael Richardson

Waclaw Schiller

Dirk Astrath (egal)

Alex B (apologies)

Our chair, Brian, opened the meeting at 20:05 UTC.

Committee meeting - 2021-05-06

Acceptance of minutes

Motion to accept minutes from 08.04.2021

Votes: 2 Ayes, no Naye, 1 Abstain

CCA change

The last preparations for the information of the community are under way (by the secretary).


Information on the availability of the new Class-3 Root certificate should be communicated to members through our discussion lists and blog. The new signed certificate should have been made available before that date.

New background Check by Community procedure

An explicit communication is going to be delivered to members through our mailing lists about the reasons and the modalities for moving from ABC to BCC: inactivity of Arbitration in ABC cases, necessity to staff our teams, necessity to make the background of new comers scrutinised.

Staffing our teams

Support team

Dirk is going to create the relevant new accounts in OTRS for new comers and to extend access rights to Aleš Kastner (his nomination was accepted as a Support Engineer) in OTRS; Dirk committed to do so no later than Sunday the 9th of May, 2021.

Finance Team

Emmanuel who was an applicant to the finance team, and a high profile candidate (entrepreneur), resigned, because of starting a new business. Both Waclaw Schiller (PL) and Michael (CA) wants to join the finance team. Michael wants to apply as a treasurer, too. Frederic proposes to join the team, too.

Motion to nominate Michael Richardson, Waclaw Schiller and Frederic Dumas to be members of the Finance Team.

Votes: 3 Ayes, no Naye, no Abstain

The secretary welcomes the new finance team with a glass of virtual wine from CAcert's new home (Lake Geneva region).

Motion to nominate Michael Richardson as the treasurer of CAcert and as a consequence, a member of its committee of directors, too.

Votes: 3 Ayes, no Naye, no Abstain

Grant application

Frederic would like our Finance Team:

Our chair, Brian, closed the meeting at 21:52 UTC.

Next meeting - 6. May, 3. June, 1. July, 5. August








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting

Brain/CAcertInc/Committee/MeetingAgendasAndMinutes/2021-05-06 (last edited 2021-05-06 22:39:13 by EtienneRuedin)