[cabfpub] Membership Application of Sony
Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Wed Jun 27 10:21:17 MST 2018
Summary based on quotes from my original email to the list:
Original Sony question: “Can you please describe the bylaw requirement of “produces a software product, such as a browser, intended for use by the general public for relying upon certificates and is a member of a CWG”? If we produce a hardware product which includes software which relies upon (public root) certificates, does that meet the definition of “produces a software product”?”
Dean Coclin response: “Perhaps you can help clarify by stating whether or not Sony makes the underlying software that runs in the hardware device made by Sony?”
Sony response: “Limiting the discussion to televisions (the question at-hand), they’re based on Android TV then with Sony software on top. So, “does Sony make the software” is yes and no. But we *do* write the software that does the cryptographic signature validation.”
Bylaws provide as follows:
(a) All Forum members must *** meet at least one of the following criteria: ***
(3) Certificate Consumer: The member organization produces a software product, such as a browser, intended for use by the general public for relying upon certificates and is a member of a CWG [Chartered Working Group, such as the new Server Certificate Working Group].
From: Ryan Sleevi [mailto:sleevi at google.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:13 AM
To: Kirk Hall <Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com>; CABFPub <public at cabforum.org>
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] [EXTERNAL]Re: Membership Application of Sony
I'm having trouble finding a clear summary of the question from the message forwarded.
Could you helpfully re-state it?
It sounds like the question is "Can we join the Forum without joining a CWG" - but that may not be a correct understanding.
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