Committee Meeting 2021-06-03 (2021-06-04 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 06.05.2021 "I move to accept the minutes of the committee meeting of 6. May 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. information of community -- Draft sent to board on 27-02-2021; (secretary, critical / to skip,, still pending)

      2. register statutes changes at OFT (started after AGM): details with OFT OK, form prepared, waiting for legal confirmation. (secretary / to skip, still pending, legal confirmation takes more time than expected)
      3. This is ongoing: Bug 1499 Re-Sign-Signer-Class-3-Certificate-processus: from test to operative (Dirk, done) / communication (secretary, done) / Changes at (Dirk A) still pending: fix a time limit!

    2. Background Check: Present state of Bernhard's work: short information / interim status (Ted)

      1. (any candidates?)
    3. Staffing the teams
      1. Applicants to the Support team: short information / interim status of OTRS access (A.K. has still not access) (Dirk A)

      2. Applicants to the Infrastructure team
      3. Applicants to the Development team
      4. Applicant to the Critical team
    4. Finance team
      1. Info (details here (Michael)

      2. ???
    5. 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

    6. Grant applications
      1. Protopype Fund (mail to SW Board only)

        1. The Prototype Fund is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). This is for residents of Germany only. We could create a group of people that work on a project for CAcert (with all support of the others in the background). It runs for two more years, every 6 month.
        2. Infra does not see any acute need at the moment, and does not have the capacity to provide qualified support.
        3. There are some ideas for software, but in infra's view there is still a lot of conceptual and preparatory work missing. What Infra could imagine is financing people to carry out a requirements analysis and write a requirements and test specification. This could then be used as a basis for a new implementation of the CAcert software (WebDB, Signer and perhaps other things like CATS). But these are just a few ideas of JanDD and he cannot currently recommend any people who would be suitable for this. Potential candidates would have to deal intensively with the existing software on the one hand and with the underlying policies on the other, and would have to identify a lot of missing information, ask for it and make assumptions for discussion. This requires very good analytical and communication skills and a high level of stamina.
  3. Blockchain
    1. see here: (waiting for answer from IanG)

  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 2021-06-03



Members of the Committee:

Present, by alphabetical order

Brian McCullough

Frédéric Dumas

Etienne Ruedin

Michael Richardson

Absent or silent, by alphabetical order

Peter Nunn (apologies)

Guy Scharinger (apologies)

Sascha Ternes (apologies)

Members of the CAcert community and other guests

Having been active during the meeting, by alphabetical order

Waclaw Schiller

Dirk Astrath (egal)

Alex B (apologies)

Committee meeting - 2021-05-06

Acceptance of minutes

Next meeting - 1. July (Start AGM!), 5. August, 2. Sept, 30. Sept or 7. Okt, 30. Okt or 7. Nov








prepare Agenda and Minutes for the next meeting

Brain/CAcertInc/Committee/MeetingAgendasAndMinutes/2021-06-03 (last edited 2021-06-03 21:35:00 by EtienneRuedin)