[cabfpub] Voting results on Ballot 185

Kirk Hall Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Thu Feb 23 18:23:13 MST 2017


Results on Ballot 185

The voting period for Ballot 185 has ended.  Here are the results.

Voting by CAs - 25 votes total plus abstentions

1 Yes vote: Let's Encrypt
24 No votes: DigiCert, Entrust, AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus, Izenpe, ANF Autoridad de Certificación, Comodo, Certinomis, HARICA, GlobalSign, Quo Vadis, GoDaddy, Actalis, Symantec, Trustwave, CFCA, Secom, TWCA, GDCA, Certum, OATI, Buypass, SHECA, CNNIC, Cisco
3 Abstain: Logius PKI, SwissSign, Chunghwa Telecom

4% of CAs voted in favor

Voting by browsers - 4 votes total plus abstentions

2 Yes votes: Google, Mozilla
2 No votes: Microsoft, Qihoo 360
1 Abstain: Apple

50% of browsers voted in favor

Under Bylaw 2.2(g), a ballot result will be considered valid only when more than half of the number of currently active Members has participated. Half of currently active Members is 10, so quorum was 11 votes - quorum was met.

Bylaw 2.2(f) requires a yes vote by two-thirds of CA votes and 50%-plus-one browser votes for approval.  This requirement was not met for either CAs or browsers.  At least one CA Member and one browser Member must vote in favor of a ballot for the ballot to be adopted.  This requirement was met

Accordingly, the ballot fails.


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