[cabfpub] Ballot 195: CAA Fixup

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Apr 3 10:58:04 MST 2017


*Ballot 195 - CAA Fixup
*

*Purpose of Ballot: *The CAB Forum recently passed ballot 187 to make
CAA checking mandatory. This ballot corrects some wording issues in the
text added by that ballot.

The following motion has been proposed by Gervase Markham of Mozilla and
endorsed by Ryan Sleevi of Google and Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert:

-- MOTION BEGINS --

Change the following in section 3.2.2.8 of the Baseline Requirements:

1) Add a carriage return after "any other time."

2) Replace the sentence:

"CAs MUST process the issue, issuewild, and iodef property tags as
specified in RFC 6844."

with:

"CAs MUST process the issue, issuewild, and iodef property tags as
specified in RFC 6844, although they are not required to act on the
contents of the iodef property tag."

3) Replace the sentence:

"CAs MUST respect the critical flag and reject any unrecognized
properties with this flag set."

with:

"CAs MUST respect the critical flag and not issue a certificate if they
encounter an unrecognized property with this flag set."

-- MOTION ENDS --

 

The procedure for approval of this Final Maintenance Guideline ballot is
as follows (exact start and end times may be adjusted to comply with
applicable Bylaws and IPR Agreement):

 

BALLOT 195

Status: Final Maintenance Guideline

	

Start time (23:00 UTC)

	

End time (23:00 UTC)

Discussion (7 to 14 days)

	

3rd April

	

10th April

Vote for approval (7 days)

	

10th April

	

17th April

If vote approves ballot: Review Period (Chair to send Review Notice) (30
days). 

If Exclusion Notice(s) filed, ballot approval is rescinded and PAG to be
created.

If no Exclusion Notices filed, ballot becomes effective at end of Review
Period.

	

Upon filing of Review Notice by Chair

	

30 days after filing of Review Notice by Chair

 

>From Bylaw 2.3: If the Draft Guideline Ballot is proposing a Final
Maintenance Guideline, such ballot will include a redline or comparison
showing the set of changes from the Final Guideline section(s) intended
to become a Final Maintenance Guideline, and need not include a copy of
the full set of guidelines.  Such redline or comparison shall be made
against the Final Guideline section(s) as they exist at the time a
ballot is proposed, and need not take into consideration other ballots
that may be proposed subsequently, except as provided in Bylaw Section
2.3(j).

 

Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread on the
Public list.  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. 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 greater than 50% of the votes
cast by members in the browser category must be in favor.  Quorum is
shown on CA/Browser Forum wiki.  Under Bylaw 2.2(g), at least the
required quorum number must participate in the ballot for the ballot to
be valid, either by voting in favor, voting against, or abstaining.



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