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Ballot SC47v2: Sunset subject:organizationalUnitName

The voting on ballot SC47v2 has completed, and the ballot has passed.

Voting Results

Certificate Issuers

26 votes total, with no abstentions

· 25 Yes votes: Amazon, Buypass, Certum (Asseco), Chunghwa Telecom, D-TRUST, DigiCert, Disig, eMudhra, Entrust, Firmaprofesional, GDCA, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, HARICA, iTrusChina, Izenpe, JPRS, Kamu SM, Let’s Encrypt / ISRG, OISTE, Sectigo, Telia Company, TrustCor, SecureTrust, Visa

· 1 No Vote: OATI

· 0 Abstentions

Certificate Consumers

6 votes total, with no abstentions

· 6 Yes votes: Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, 360

· 0 No votes

· 0 Abstentions

Bylaw Requirements

  1. Bylaw 2.3(f) requires:

o A “yes” vote by two-thirds of Certificate Issuer votes and by 50%-plus-one of Certificate Consumer votes. Votes to abstain are not counted for this purpose. This requirement was MET for Certificate Issuers and MET for Certificate Consumers.

o at least one Certificate Issuer and one Certificate Consumer Member must vote in favor of a ballot for the ballot to be adopted. This requirement was MET.

  1. Bylaw 2.3(g) requires that a ballot result only be considered valid when “more than half of the number of currently active Members has participated”. Votes to abstain are counted in determining quorum. Half of the currently active members at the start of voting was 13, so the quorum was 14 for this ballot. This requirement was MET.

This ballot now enters the IP Rights Review Period to permit members to review the ballot for relevant IP rights issues.

Purpose of Ballot:

This Ballot sets a sunset date for the `subject:organizationalUnitName` as several earlier attempts to strengthen the validation failed to gain consensus.

The following motion has been proposed by Paul van Brouwershaven of Entrust and endorsed by Ben Wilson of Mozilla and Chema Lopez of Firmaprofesional.

It can be viewed on GitHub as

===== MOTION BEGINS =====

This ballot modifies the “Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted Certificates” (“Baseline Requirements”), based on Version 1.7.6:

MODIFY the Baseline Requirements as specified in the following Redline:…160f860dc1eccaa273bc8001dadaf07c4bba9dbd

This ballot modifies the “Guidelines for the Issuance and Management of Extended Validation Certificates” (“EV Guidelines”) as follows, based on Version 1.7.6:

MODIFY the EV Guidelines as defined in the following redline:…160f860dc1eccaa273bc8001dadaf07c4bba9dbd

===== MOTION ENDS =====

This ballot proposes a Final Maintenance Guideline.

The procedure for approval of this ballot is as follows:

Discussion (7+ days)

Start Time: 2021-06-14 8:00:00 UTC

End Time: 2021-06-21 8:00:00 UTC

Vote for approval (7 days)

Start Time: 2021-06-22 12:00:00 UTC

End Time: 2021-06-29 12:00:00 UTC

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