This is the work page for policies or policy proposals that should get the attention of the Policy Group. It is part of the overall Policy area.
Organisation of Documents
Approved policies are at the main website.
See Editor's Guide to Good Policies for more info on where other documents are, and Controlled Document List for what documents are on the policy track. Other documents are typically labelled something else, such as Practice or Manual, to distinguish from PoP documents. Most of these are created by a parent policy, such as the AssuranceHandbook2 and the SecurityManual.
Priorities for Policy Group
Update Policy on Policies PoP (COD1)
Review appeal process in Dispute Resolution Policy DRP (COD7) - required by Arbitration ruling - addressed, did not come near to a consensus, no change to the DRP
The priority for the following tasks has to be decided:
Review Assurance Policy AP (COD13)
Overwork Dispute Resolution Policy DRP (COD7)
- Organisation Assurance
- reveiw current subsidiary policies
- add further subsidiary policies
- Assurance Policy subsidiary policies:
- Legacy Points Policy -- an anticipated policy to clarify the status of old pre-AP points.
- Nucleus project
Review CPS (COD6)
As well as pure policy work, there are also process tasks:
- Update Policy part of the wiki
- Move policies away from software controlled area on the website - if PoP allows this
other Policies in need for a review
SP Security Policy is the document that controls all security processes.
- E.g., hardware, software, logging and root keys.
SecurityManual authorises many Procedures which can be found by searching for Cetegory / Procedures (see the SM).
RDL or Root Distribution License There are some concerns about how the modification feature can be abused and whether we want to tighten that up. We also need a FAQ and a review of CCA. RDL action page.
CCS Configuration Control Specification (COD2) 'specifies what documents and processes are "controlled" for audit criteria purposes.
OAP http://www.cacert.org/policy/OrganisationAssurancePolicy.php is in full
The OAP is now up for review, according to PolicyDrafts/OrganisationAssurance, as the OA area has exposed many weaknesses.
PoJAM: A subpol for Juniors:
TTP-Assist: Using TTPs to assist our Senior Assurers to complete their assurances remotely:
TTP-assisted Assurance Policy is now in DRAFT.
TTP Assurance Policy collects some old notes. Should deprecate and/or rewrite and/or rename.
Remote Assurance Policy wip for some variation, now overtaken by TTP-Assist.
Also see Remote Verification Policy wip for another variation, now overtaken by TTP-Assist.
Organisation Assurance Sub-Policies in DRAFT
Organisation Assurance Policy authorises the creation of sub-policies to describe different circumstances.
Sub Policy Organisation Europe - COD11EU covers European-style Registries.
- Note that this overlaps with some of the below, and they remain in force? Or are replaced?.
- OAP specifically permits overlap.
Sub Policy Organisation Germany - COD11DE states the information for Organisation Assurances for Germany.
Sub Policy Organisation Australia - COD11AU states the information for Organisation Assurances for Australia.
Sub Policy Organisation Ireland - COD11EI states the information for Organisation Assurances for Australia. This policy draft has been voted for draft on 29nd of April 2008 on Policy Email list to DRAFT status.
Following may have been replaced by Europe subsidiary policy.
Sub Policy Organisation Holland - COD11NL states the information for Organisation Assurances for the Netherlands. This policy draft has been voted for draft on 18th of September 2007 on the TOP meeting and 22nd of October 2007 on Policy Email list to DRAFT status.
Sub Policy Organisation Austria - COD11AT states the information for Organisation Assurances for Austria. This policy draft has been voted for draft on 8th of March 2008 on Policy Email list to DRAFT status.
WIP - Work in Progress - Policies
All of these are 'open for comments' and need work. They are all intended for POLICY track.
subsidiary policies for Organisation Assurance:
Code-signing Assurance Policy is being worked on. However, the CPS says that only Assurers can have Code-signing, so at least it has a workaround while the subsidiary policy is worked on.
referenced (policy) documents
(this needs some work...)
- As a Member of the CAcert Community one is further obliged to work within the spirit of the Principles of the Community.
- This document is incorporated by referenced in CCA, so it takes on a sense of an important but not fiercely controlled document.
Not on the Policy Group task list...
- Definition of a Senior Assurer:
This question is now stabilised in the Assurance Handbook's definition.
Senior Assurer - an old trial definition and process for designating Assurers who are a more active part of the community, and more experienced.
Additional documents, with stricter/lesser Senior Assurer definitions, that contributed to our current definition can be found in the Minutes of the Assurance MiniTOP - Munich 20090517 and MiniTOP Assurance - Brussels 20100206.
Co-Auditor - a definition and process for Assurers to help in the "Audit over Assurance" program to collect the evidence for an Auditor.
policy on funding - rules and guidelines for managing funds, donations, expenses. Is this a policy, or an executive document? No, it is an Exec practice for the Board to deal with. Not really policy.
Policy on Foundations This is really an Executive / Board practices document on "How to create and structure a supporting Foundation."
- This is unlikely to go Policy track.
Also see CARS.
These above were all at one time considered questions for policy group.
Once a policy has reached a certain stability, the Community may desire to translate it. However note that the English version remains the policy. It is undefined how these translations are delivered, and Members will need to rely on the English version.
None of these are as yet identified and started on the policy track.