[cabfpub] F2F topic proposal - future thoughts

Dean Coclin Dean_Coclin at symantec.com
Fri Feb 10 14:12:55 UTC 2017

Actually we did something similar to this in Phoenix where I passed out paper and each person wrote down 1 thing they would like to see changed by the end of the year. I then grouped the results and shared at the end of the meeting.  I still have those and am happy to summarize. Off the top of my head, the items included, making the CABF a "formal" organization, changing cert validity periods, eliminating SHA-1, working on SMIME, codesigning.

Having said that, it's probably a good idea to do a refresh.


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Subject: [cabfpub] F2F topic proposal - future thoughts

I would like a propose a topic for the F2F: future thoughts.  The concept is to discuss where members may want to see WebPKI go over the next few years.  Given the possible sensitivities, I propose we use a slightly unique discussion process.

Starting at the beginning of the F2F, we have note cards and a closed drop box.  Anyone can add ideas or topics and drop it into the box — no name needed.  At the beginning of the session the box is opened and passed around the room.  Each person draws one card and reads it aloud.  The topics are all recorded and grouped.  Then we discuss them, either in groups or as a whole.

I am proposing this because we have seen a number of references to past meetings where apparently someone said something that was not widely understood to be a future plan.  Rather than have something mentioned in passing, I would prefer to have concepts clearly presented and highlighted so both CAs and Browsers can go home after the meeting and think about them.  By using the card approach it masks who is suggesting what, hopefully allowing a freer set of thoughts.

Do others think this would be valuable?

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