In a few hours, the year 2016 will be over. So, the secretary of the new elected committee of CAcert Inc., the infrastructure partner of the CAcert comunity, had just enough time, to show his gratitude to two members of the association who were active in the association for exactly five years. That is the reasons, why he handed over them a (virtual) golden watch as sign of thank you.
Kevin Dawson from New South Wales, the home of CAcert, became Public Officer in 2011 and remained in this function until 2016. As public officer, he dealed with the New South Welsh government and was contact person for the Office of Fair Trade and CAcert’s bank. Furthermore, Kevin Dawson, had a seat in the committee from 2011 to 2013 and in the transition committee in summer 2016. We sincerely thank Kevin for his excellent work, which he has done silently at the other end of the world, but always exactly and well, and regret that he is now concentrating on new things.
The second gold watch for five year loyal services to CAcert Inc. was handed over to Dirk Astrath from Germany, the country with the most community-members. He startet – at the same time as Kevin as Public Officer – as assessor in the committee. Later he hold the functions of secretary, vice president and president with exception of winter 2015/2016. If everything goes well with the “move” of CAcert Inc. Dirk will have been the last president of the Australian association.
The new elected CAcert Inc board want to share their mission statement for the current fiscal year.
We want to help CAcert to become the world’s most trusted service provider able to help people around the world
- to secure their privacy
- to secure their identity
in the area of digital electronic communications. We all want to lead an operating Certificate Authority providing highly secure certificates for free to the public in which everybody can trust. The next central milestone for the development of our CA is to pass an audit with flying colors.
We will subordinate all of our activities to reach this goal within the next years.
The first serious challenge to take will be the resign of our root certificate within the next 3 months (hopefully on the eve of FOSDEM 2016).
We want to continue with the tasks to prepare the New Root Escrow within the next year.
To secure the existence of CAcert for a long time we want to prepare the move to a hosting country in Europe within the next year.
Today we ask you to have confidence in our plans and personal integrity and hope that all of you will support us in fulfilling these tasks.
Please allow to remember to McDonald’s main maxim:
„All of us is more than one of us“
The new board is composed of
Reinhard Mutz, President CAcert Inc.
Jürgen Bruckner, Vice President CAcert Inc.
Marcus Mängel, Secretary
Stefan Thode, Treasurer
Felix Dörre, Board member
Peter Yuill, Board member
After the election of the new board on 2011-11-27 on the Annual General Meeting the new board has now constituted itself. Due to the fact that not enough australian board members were elected a Sub Committee was set up according to CAcert Inc. rules.
The current CAcert Inc. Committee – the Board of Directors – consists of
- Piers Lauder, AU, President
- Dirk Astrath, DE, Vice President
- Jeffrey Frederick, US, Treasurer
- Tomáš Trnka, CZ, Secretary
- Raoul Xavier Boerlage, NL, member
- Ian Grigg, AU, member
- Kevin Dawson, AU, member
The CAcert Inc. Sub Committee consists of all the members of the CAcert Inc. Committee including the elected members
- Michael Tänzer, DE, member
- Werner Dworak, DE, member
Both are supporting the Board of Directors, participate in decisions and carry motions.
Kevin Dawson was appointed as Public Officer. He is the Association representative at the Australian Office of Fair Trading and is the co-acting Treasurer on behalf of CAcert Inc. President.
On 2011-11-27 CAcert held its Annual General Meeting. Minutes will be published soon on the wiki.
A new board was elected. We are happy to announce the new CAcert board
- Piers Lauder, AU
- Dirk Astrath, DE
- Jeffrey Frederick, US
- Michael Tänzer, DE
- Raoul Xavier Boerlage, NL
- Werner Dworak, DE
- Tomas Trnka, CZ
During the AGM CAcert’s annual report and the financial report was presented and accepted by the membership. It shows many things happened at CAcert during the last year and is worth reading to get an impression of CAcert’s progress during the last time.
During the AGM, 3 special resolutions were presented, first to bring CAcert Inc rules in compliance with Association Act 2009 and 2 more rules changes, that fixed a minor bug. The rule changes have been accepted in a strong concensus.
A big thank you to all people volunteering and helping to achieve this successful result. CAcert is dependent on many volunteers and is looking forward for your help to achieve such a good result for the coming year.
CAcert Inc, the association within the Community, will held the AGM on Sunday 2011-11-27 21:00 UTC. Which makes it evening in Europe, afternoon in the Americas, and tomorrow morning in Australia. The meeting will be held in CAcert’s IRC channel #AGM
The agenda and preperations you’ll find under: AGM 2011-11-27
There are 3 special resolutions on the agenda:
- Replace Association Act 1984 Links with Accociation Act 2009 Links within current
Make CAcert Inc Rules compliant to Accociation Act 2009 rules
- Correct Error 13.1
- Delete Common Seal