Committee Meeting 2012-10-07

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

Committee Members: feel free to add a business within the acceptance period or your question to the board below. Others: add a question to the questions section.


  1. Minutes author prepares the minutes from the last meeting

  2. Minutes author prepares the action items. All action owners to update.

  3. Minutes author puts motion m20121017.1 to accept the minutes


  1. Preliminaries
    1. Chair opens the Committee Meeting
    2. Accept the minutes from the last meeting.

    3. Who is making minutes?
    4. Chair asks whether cacert-board-private maillist includes any items that need to be disclosed to Members.

    5. Chair introduces the URL of action items to the meeting, and asks for discussion.

  2. Businesses

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

    1. AGM progress - permanent item

      • Financial Report
      • Board's diary of events - for all to review

      • others
      • Iang: I propose this be a permanent addition to meeting agendas until the AGM is done & dusted :-)

    2. Appoint Benny Baumann as Software Assessor (passed ABC) added by Michael

    3. Appoint Björn Abheiden as Organisation Assurer added by Marcus M.

    4. Business added by Your Name Comment: Replace "Business One" by Title of Business and add your Name

      • Additional Inputs Comment: Replace "Additional Inputs"by Description of Business, Description of Reason-Why/Purpose, Additional Comments, Additional Documents, Additional Links, if useful for other Committee Members to prepare for Committee Meeting.

    5. et cetera
  3. 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

      • et cetera
  4. Closing
    1. Agree on date of the next Committee Meeting
    2. Chair closes the Committee Meeting


1 Preliminaries

1.1 Opening

Present: Dirk, Jeffery, Kevin, Michael, Piers, Tomáš, Werner

Meeting chaired by Michael.

1.2 Minutes from last meeting

Minutes accepted by m20121017.1.

1.3 Minutes taker

Minutes will be taken by Tomáš.

1.4 Disclosure of private communication

Two items deferred from last meeting were discussed. There was a request from support to check wiki permissions, just informational, nothing for the Board to act upon.

The other topic was the lifetime membership proposal. Piers suggested that it had been dropped due to lack of enthusiasm. In Werner's opinion, there are many problems with the proposal. Conclusion is that there is nothing the Board can do about it, the framework needs to be set up by a special resolution at AGM first.

Current board-private communication consisted of a .cn domain registration scam and the scheduled permissions review output.

2 Business

2.1 AGM progress

Financial report is almost ready. Jeffery sent it to board-private on the OFT A12 form. Overall consensus is that we need something more detailed to present to the members. Jeffery will re-format it into something like AGM/FinancialReport/2011.

Tomáš fixed up the list of new members in Board's diary of events and is currently checking the whole thing against mailing list history. The rest of Board should review it, too.

Since we have the Financial report on the way, we decided to set a final date for AGM. Motion m20121017.2 to hold the 2012 Annual General Meeting on Sunday 2012-11-25 21:00 UTC was carried.

Werner asked about time constraints applicable to Team reports. The only hard deadline is the AGM. However, they need to be compiled into a final form so they need to be ready a bit earlier.

2.2 Appoint Benny Baumann as Software Assessor

Michael introduced the candidate. Benny has passed an ABC and has a lot of experience in software review and building secure systems so he should be a valuable addition to the team.

Motion m20121017.3 carried. Dirk and Michael abstained due to potential conflict of interests.

2.3 Appoint Björn Abheiden as Organisation Assurer

Candidate introduced by Marcus Mängel.

Motion m20121017.4 carried. Marcus will notify Björn about the result.

3 Question time

Ulrich asked about a membership application that recently arrived to cacert-board and Secretary. Nobody stepped up to nominate the candidate. He's not even assured because his nearest Assurer is 500 km away. Rules Appendix I requires the supporter to claim that the applicant "is personally known to him/her", but this was often not strictly observed by some supporters. Discussion ensued whether knowing someone online is enough for this purpose. Important point is that only one supporting member is required by the Rules, even though we usually have one nominating and at least one seconding. Conclusion: Secretary will get in touch with the applicant and ask him for some info about his motivation to enter the Association and also for a statement regarding Rules 3.1 c (possible relationship with a commercial CA).

Michael informed the Board about his chat with Lambert regarding the status of Arbitration. Lambert does not have enough time to lead Arbitration. A meeting with Arbitration people should help us figure out how to get Arbitration back on track; Michael will prepare an invitation with Doodle.

4 Closing

Next meeting will be in two weeks, that is on Sunday 2012-10-21 at 20:00 UTC.


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