Ballot 67 – Adopt IPR Policy (Passed)
Jeremy Rowley made the following motion, and Gervase Markham and Dean Coclin endorsed it:
As of April 8, 2012 (“Effective Date”), the CA/Browser Forum adopts Rev. 0_99.2 of ‘CA/Browser Forum Intellectual Property Rights Policy’ and the ‘CAB Forum IPR Policy Agreement’ – available at:
respectively, as v1.0 of its ‘IPR Policy’ and ‘IPR Agreement’, respectively.
Members have 60 days from the Effective Date to sign the IPR Agreement and comply with the IPR Policy’s disclosure requirements for all previously enacted requirements, including the Baseline Requirements version 1.0 and the EV Guidelines version 1.3 and all approved errata thereto. A member’s failure to sign and remit the IPR Agreement will result in the revocation of their membership.
The ballot review period comes into effect at 21:00 UTC on March 23, 2012 and will close at 21:00 UTC on March 30, 2012. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 21:00 UTC on April 6, 2012. Votes must be cast by “reply all” to this email.
A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear ‘yes’ in the response. A vote against must indicate a clear ‘no’ in the response. A vote to abstain must indicate a clear ‘abstain’ in the response. Unclear responses will not be counted.
The latest vote received from any representative of a voting member before the close of the voting period will be counted.