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2022-10-06 Minutes of the Code Signing Certificate Working Group


Atsushi Inaba (GlobalSign), Bruce Morton (Entrust), Corey Bonnell (DigiCert), Dimitris Zacharopoulos (HARICA), Ian McMillan (Microsoft), Inigo Barreira (Sectigo), Martijn Katerbarg (Sectigo), Michael Sykes (, Mohit Kumar (GlobalSign)


  1. Antitrust statement was read.
  2. Approval of prior meeting minutes: Minutes for 22 September 2022 were approved.
  3. Ballot Status:
    1. CSC 15: IPR review ended 18 September 2022, so is now complete.
    2. CSC 17: Passed and is not in IPR period until 27 October 2022.
    3. Special election ballot: Passed, so Dean Coclin will be Chair for another term.
  4. Malware proposal (Martijn): Long discussion about the process and the number of days and the procedure when the CA receives notification about a certificate associated with signed malware. Martijn will update the proposal and forward for review.
  5. Signing Service discussion (Bruce/Corey): Signing Service update will be discussed at the F2F in Berlin.
  6. Timestamping Ballot (Ian): Ina would like to hold off discussion on time-stamping until after we have resolved the malware proposal and the Signing Service update.
  7. Planning for F2F: Decided we would have 1) Status Update, 2) Signing Service update discussion, and 3) Forward Vision discussion for the next 2 years.
  8. Other business: Discussed rationalizing the CSBRs to remove callout to SSL BRs. Dimitris will lead this effort with Corey and Bruce volunteering to support.
  9. Next Meeting – 20 October was cancelled. Next meeting will be at the F2F in Berlin the week of 24 October 2022.
  10. Adjourn
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