[cabfpub] Ballot 183 was approved

Kirk Hall Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Fri Feb 10 06:36:30 UTC 2017

I don’t fully understand – what would the “hackathon” produce?

From: Ryan Sleevi [mailto:sleevi at google.com]
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Subject: Re: [cabfpub] Ballot 183 was approved


I wholly support the ability to move the Forum to a mode where load is not disproportionately placed on a few members' time, but it does seem to me that it's not as simple as you propose.

For example, in past activities of the Forum, it involved
1) Having a copy of the correct version of Microsoft Office as what the 'true' document used
2) Having a copy of Adobe Acrobat (and not some "print to PDF product") to appropriate generate

However, the Forum has previously accepted that "the GitHub versions are the masters", vis-a-vis https://github.com/cabforum/documents/tree/master/docs

While this easily allows submitting "Pull Requests" to the Bylaws, and it thankfully has an automated script to produce the PDF version, that doesn't include the ability to seamlessly edit the website. Plus, we should strive to ensure that the updates to the Website truly reflect what's in the documents and intent.

Since it sounds like you're wholly on board with democraticizing the maintenance, a view I and others have supported, perhaps some members might be interested in a 'hackathon' on the Monday prior to our next F2F. We could use such a hackathon among the more technically minded members to improve the tooling and automation so that any changes to the documents will necessarily result in a PDF being produced that's ready. We could also work through to arrange documentation for best practices, so that perhaps there may be an opportunity that during the F2F, we can report back with simple guidance and training on that process.

I would be curious if that's something that some members might be interested in - again, on the Monday, March 20. If we can get some rough interest, we can then go about securing a venue for that activity.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Kirk Hall via Public <public at cabforum.org<mailto:public at cabforum.org>> wrote:
Ben, that’s nice of you.  Actually, in the past all members, not just the Chair and Vice Chair, have pitched in and volunteered their help on administrative tasks like amending documents on the website, so in the future whoever wants to take first crack on creating a new version of a document – your assistance will be appreciated by all.

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Subject: Re: [cabfpub] Ballot 183 was approved

My apologies, I think Kirk asked me to prepare an updated version.  I’ll post one today.

Ben Wilson, JD, CISA, CISSP
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Subject: Re: [cabfpub] Ballot 183 was approved

On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Kirk Hall via Public <public at cabforum.org<mailto:public at cabforum.org>> wrote:
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, Izenpe S.A., SwissSign AG, Symantec, Trustwave, and TurkTrust,

Browser yes votes: Apple, Mozilla

We will soon publish and updated version of the Bylaws reflecting the changes from Ballot 183.  Members can begin filing new Ballots in compliance with these new procedures – we will need to modify the verbiage at the end of a ballot as a result.  If you have a ballot that is ready, please consult with Ben, Peter, or me as to the verbiage to add at the end of the ballot.

Good to have this done!  Thanks to all.



It's been nine days since this Ballot was approved, but a new version of the Bylaws has not yet been published at https://cabforum.org/bylaws/

Can you indicate when you expect to do so?


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