[cabfpub] Ballot 185 (Revised) - Limiting the Lifetime of Certificates

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Tue Feb 21 16:18:48 UTC 2017

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Wayne Thayer via Public <
public at cabforum.org> wrote:

> Our primary reasons for voting against are:
>    1. There was no attempt to build consensus around this ballot. While
>    we recognize that it takes a concrete proposal to spur action, we don’t
>    believe the discussion was constructive or that nearly enough time was
>    allowed to find common ground.
> Note: Given that we had no formal measure of consensus, I do hope that
GoDaddy doesn't consider the act of trying to measure consensus as being at
odds with building consensus. Only by knowing who disagrees, and why, can
we work to find a solution that works for the majority.

>    1.
>    2. The 6-month deadline in the revised ballot represents consensus on
>    how long CAs should need to implement a change of this sort, but allowing
>    more time for planning can minimize the impact to all involved. For example:
>       - Giving large companies time to plan and budget for better
>       automation or more resources.
>       - Getting the word out to resellers who also need to notify their
>       customers and make changes to their systems.
>       - Allowing CAs time to work with customers to fulfill or modify
>       prior obligations such as enterprise contracts, retail sales of new
>       multi-year certificates, or reissuance of multi-year certificates.
> We’d like to understand the specific concerns driving the tight timeline
> and weigh them against the benefits gained from a moderately later
> effective date.

Is this a matter of degree (e.g. 3 additional months) or magnitude (e.g. 3
additional years)?
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