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Ballot 193 – 825-day Certificate Lifetimes

The voting period for Ballot 193 has ended.  The ballot passed. Voting by CAs – 27 votes total including abstentions 24 Yes votes: Entrust Datacard, TurkTrust, Izenpe, Certinomis, DigiCert, Amazon, CNNIC, HARICA, GlobalSign, GDCA, Disig, Trustwave, Let’s Encrypt, Quo Vadis, SHECA, CFCA, OATI, Comodo, Buypass, Logius PKIoverheid, Cisco, Symantec, Certum, SwissSign 0 No votes: 3 Abstain: ANF Autoridad de Certificación, ... Read More »

2017-03-16 Minutes

Minutes for CA/Browser Forum Teleconference 16 March 2017 (approved 13 April 2017) Attendees: Atsushi Inaba (Globalsign), Bruce Morton (Entrust), Christopher Kemmerer (SSL.com), Connie Enke (SwissSign), Curt Spann (Apple), Dean Coclin (Symantec), Doug Beattie (Globalsign), Frank Corday (Trustwave), Gervase Markham (Mozilla), Jeff Stapleton (Wells Fargo), Jody Cloutier (Microsoft), Jos Purvis (Cisco), Kirk Hall (Entrust), Li-Chun Chen (Chunghwa Telecom), Mads Henriksveen (BuyPass), ... Read More »

Ballot 187 – Make CAA Checking Mandatory

The voting period for Ballot 187 has ended.  Here are the results. Voting by CAs – 19 votes total, including abstentions 17 Yes votes: Let’s Encrypt, Izenpe, Comodo, GoDaddy, HARICA, GDCA, Trustwave, SwissSign, Symantec, SHECA, CFCA, SSC, GlobalSign, Cisco, Buypass, DigiCert, Disig 1 No vote: Sertifitseerimiskeskus 1 Abstain: Actalis 94% of voting CAs voted in favor Voting by browsers – ... Read More »

2017-03-02 Minutes

Minutes for CA/Browser Forum Teleconference 2 March 2017 Attendees: Atsushi Inaba (Globalsign), Ben Wilson (Digicert), Bruce Morton (Entrust), Chris Bailey (Entrust), Chris Kemmerere (SSL.com), Connie Enke (SwissSign), Dimitris Zacharopoulos (Harica), Doug Beattie (Globalsign), Fotis Loukos (SSL.com), Gervase Markham (Mozilla), JC Jones (Mozilla), Jeff Stapleton (Wells Fargo), Jeremy Rowley (Digicert), Jos Purvis (Cisco), Kirk Hall (Entrust), Leo Grove (SSL.com), Mads Henriksveen ... Read More »

2017-02-16 Minutes

Final Minutes for CA/Browser Forum Teleconference 16 February 2017 (approved March 2, 2017) Attendees: Atsushi Inaba (Globalsign), Ben Wilson (Digicert), Bruce Morton (Entrust), Christopher Kemmerer (SSL.com), Connie Enke (SwissSign), Curt Spann (Apple), Dimitris Zacharopoulos (Harica), Fotis Loukos (SSL.com), Frank Corday (Trustwave), Josh Aas (Let’s Encrypt), Jos Purvis (Cisco), Kirk Hall (Entrust), Leo Grove (SSL.com), Li-Chun Chen (Chunghwa Telecom), Mads Henriksveen ... Read More »

2017-02-02 Minutes

Final Minutes for CA/Browser Forum Teleconference 2 February 2017 (approved Feb. 16) Attendees: Andrew Whalley (Google), Arno Fiedler (D-Trust), Atsushi Inaba (Globalsign), Bruce Morton (Entrust), Christopher Kemmerer (SSL.com), Curt Spann (Apple), Dean Coclin (Symantec), Dimitris Zacharopoulos (Harica), Doug Beattie (Globalsign), Fotis Loukos (SSL.com), Frank Purdue (Trustwave), Geoff Keating, Apple, Gervase Markham (Mozilla), Jeremy Rowley (Digicert), Jos Purvis (Cisco), Kirk Hall ... Read More »

Ballot 183 – Amending the Bylaws to Clarify the Ballot Approval Process

Ballot 183 was approved by a vote of 17 yes (100%), 0 no, 0 abstain by CAs, and 2 yes (100%), 0 no, 0 abstain by browsers.  The quorum figure was 8 votes total, so quorum was achieved. CA yes votes: Amazon, ANF Autoridad de Certificacion, Buypass AS, Chunghwa Telecom, Cisco, Comodo, DigiCert, Disig a.s., Entrust Datacard, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, HARICA, ... Read More »

2017-01-19 Minutes

Final Minutes for CA/Browser Forum Teleconference 19 January 2017 (approved 2 Feb. 2017) Attendees:  Arno Fiedler (D-Trust), Atsushi Inaba (Globalsign), Ben Wilson (Digicert), Bruce Morton (Entrust), Christopher Kemmerer (SSL.com), Curt Spann (Apple), Dean Coclin (Symantec), Dimitris Zacharopoulos (Harica), Doug Beattie (Globalsign), Fotis Loukos (SSL.com), Gervase Markham (Mozilla), JC Jones (Mozilla), Jeff Stapleton (Wells Fargo), Jeremy Rowley (Digicert), Jody Cloutier (Microsoft), ... Read More »

Governance Change Working Group Posts Proposal

The Governance Change Working Group has been working on an outline which would be used as input in drafting new bylaws. The group has taken into account member discussions from various CA/B Forum face to face meetings, phone calls and working group meetings. This group was originally chartered by Ballot 165 in April 2016 and has been meeting bi-weekly since ... Read More »

Ballot 182 – Readopting BR 3.2.2.4 (Part 2)

Ballot 182 has failed – see results below.  We will send out more information on what happens next. Ballot 182 Results CAs – 0 votes Browsers – 0 votes Result: Ballot 182 fails (requires 2/3 affirmative vote by CAs and majority affirmative vote by browsers).  Quorum is 10 votes – quorum not achieved. Read More »