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Ballots 154 and 155 – Convert to RFC 3647 Framework and GitHub

Ballots 154 and 155 – Convert to RFC 3647 Framework and GitHub

Ballot 154 and 155, Convert documents to RFC 3647 Framework and GitHub, closed on November 17th 2015.
The Chair received 24 votes from CAs in which 24 were in favor, 0 against and 02 abstentions and 02 votes from Browsers in which 02 were in favor, 0 against and 0 abstention.
Therefore, the ballot passes.

The Certificate Policy Review Working Group was chartered by Ballot 128 to (i) consider existing and proposed standards, (ii) create a list of potential improvements based on the considered standards that improve the existing CAB Forum work product, (iii) evaluate the transition to a 3647 format based on the amount of work involved.

The CP Review WG has met and concluded that the best path forward for the Forum is to complete a conversion to the RFC 3647 framework for the EV Guidelines and the Network and Certificate System Security Requirements and to post them on GitHub as the canonical versions of those documents.

Ben Wilson of DigiCert makes the following motions, and Dean Coclin from Symantec and Gerv Markham from Mozilla have endorsed them.

– – – – Motion for Ballot 154 – – – –

Be it resolved that the CA / Browser Forum directs the Certificate Policy Review Working Group to prepare a version of the EV Guidelines that moves existing content into the RFC 3647 format;
Be it further resolved that the CA / Browser Forum also directs the Certificate Policy Review Working Group to post the RFC-3647-formatted EV Guidelines on GitHub to serve, upon formal adoption by the Forum in a future ballot, as the canonical version of the EV Guidelines.

– – – – Motion Ends – – – –

 

– – – – Motion for Ballot 155 – – – –

Be it resolved that the CA / Browser Forum directs the Certificate Policy Review Working Group to prepare a version of the Network and Certificate System Security Requirements that moves existing content into the RFC 3647 format;
Be it further resolved that the CA / Browser Forum also directs the Certificate Policy Review Working Group to post the RFC-3647-formatted Network and Certificate System Security Requirements on GitHub to serve, upon formal adoption by the Forum in a future ballot, as the canonical version of the Network and Certificate System Security Requirements.

– – – – Motion Ends – – – –

The review period for these ballots shall commence at 2200 UTC on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 and will close at 2200 UTC on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 2200 UTC on Tuesday, 17 November 2015.
Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread. A vote in favor of each ballot must indicate a clear ‘yes’ in the response. A vote against each ballot 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.

Voting members are listed here: https://cabforum.org/members/. In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes cast by members in the CA category and more than one half of the votes cast by members in the browser category must be in favor. Quorum is currently nine (9) members– at least nine members must participate in the ballot, either by voting in favor, voting against, or by abstaining for the vote to be valid.