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Greg Rose resigns from CAcert Inc. board for job related reasons.

CAcert announces the resignation of Greg Rose from the Board of CAcert Inc., as of 1st March 2008.

On resigning for job-related reasons, Greg said “It’s been interesting to say the least, and I feel happy to have made new friends and renewed old ones. Thanks for the opportunity and the honor to have worked with you all.“.

When the existing board resigned in March 2007, Greg stepped in to help, having been a long serving Assurer.
Greg Rose served as President during the critical period of 2007 and helped to build a new board, management team, steered the new board through this difficult phase to recover control of assets, and chairing a week-long meeting in Germany with our key people present.

This crucial period saw the approval of the new CAcert Community Agreement for all members of the Community and many other innovations thanks to an excellent cooperation from within the CAcert Community and Association Members:
the Assurer Challenge, in-house dispute resolution, Organisation Assurance, the re-invigoration of the business side of the CAcert, initiation of a funded audit project and formal procedures for creating and approving policies (eg.  Assurance policy and reformed point system, code signing, open sourcing of software, openness of the organisation, etc.).

Teus Hagen takes up the position of President, assisted by Evaldo Gardenali, Robert Cruikshank and Guillaume Romagny.

New snail mail address for CAcert

To allow a much higher and more effective pickup for snail mail receipts CAcert has opened a new postbox:

CAcert, P.O. Box 4107, Denistone East NSW 2112, Australia.

Please do not use the older address anymore. Work has been started to correct the addresses appearing on TTP and CAP forms, wiki, etc. Snail mail sent to the old address will be forwarded to the new address for a while.

CAcert presentation and Assurer event 8 Jan 2007, Venlo, Nld.

At the local HCC monthly meeting on the 8th of January 2008, de Witte Kerk, 5914 PE, Venlo, the Netherlands there will be two presentations about certificates and how CAcert is doing this. At the meeting one has the chance to be assured for CAcert. For more details one is referred to HCC Venlo and the agenda .

CAcert association Annual General Meeting 17th November 2007

The CAcert association (CAcert Inc.) will have its Annual Meeting on Saturday 17th of November. More details: . You need to be a full association member in order to be able to vote.

What is on the Agenda?: board elections (five Committee members), CAcert Community Agreement (new!), CAcert Root cert usage License and Disclaimer (new!), Policy document organisation (new!), Arbitration (new!), Open Governance, membership register update.

Note also the minutes of meeting from so called CAcert TOP meeting in September 2007: and current activities: security and quality enhancements to CAcert servers and services, quality improvements for CAcert assurances, Organisation Assurance initiates, CAcert community and organisations (officers and distributed responsibilites), privacy directives and openess actions (open sourcing, open governance), etc.

See the discussions on the policy and membership email lists.


Linux-World 2007 Utrecht, Holland

At the Linux-World 2007 event (31 Oct and 1st of Nov 2007) in the Jaarbeurs expo, Utrecht, Holland, CAcert Assurers will be available on a special booth for free asuurances. Admittance to the expo is free. On the 1st of November a half hour CAcert presentation will be given about the ins and outs of the free CAcert digital certificates.

CAcert Assurances at NLUUG 25 yr convention, Amsterdam 7th of November 2007

The NLUUG will have a big event at the 7th of November 2007 for their 25 year birthday in Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Holland. See for detailed information. At this event there will be CAcert Assurances at a special booth as well GPG/PGP signing opportunities will be there.

CAcert Inc. SGM: changes in CAcert Inc. board

At the 25th of May 2007 Special General Meeting (SGM) the CAcert Inc. members (re)elected Robert Cruikshank, Evaldo Gardenali and Greg Rose on the CAcert Inc. Committee (board). The resignations of the old board were accepted by the members.

All the (seven) nominated new members (nominated from January up to June 2007) were accepted and are welcomed as new members.

Membership expressed many thanks to the efforts made by resigned board members for CAcert Inc., especially gratitude is expressed to Duane Groth. We hope that they will continue their support as CAcert Inc. members.

CAcert Assurances at Usenix conf, Santa Clara CA, June 17-22

June 17-22, 2007 at the USENIX Annual Techn. Conference, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA US, there will be CAcert Assurance sessions as well PGP/GPG signing sessions. A special Birds of Feather (BoF) session for assurances and PGTP/GPG signing is being organized on Wed, June 20 from 8:30 – 9:30pm San Tomas room. if you are not registrated for the conference itself you will be still able to attend this BoF.
CAcert Assurers can be recognized easily by their CAcert Assurer label (a pin) on their conference batch.

For Assurers CAcert labels/pins will be available. The persons at the Registration desk can help you to points the pins down for you.

CAcert Inc. Call for SGM 25th of May 2007, 21:00 UTC

The CAcert Association is calling for a Special General Meeting on the 25th of May 2007, at 21:00 UTC. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new Committee and Public Officer. You have to be an Association Member in order to join this SGM. CAcert is greatful to the former and current board members who (and all those volunteers) have made CAcert to this current great success.

How to obtain a CAcert Assurer pin

You can obtain a CAcert Assurer label at the bigger events where CAcert Assurances events are being organized.
With this (informal) CAcert Assurer label (a pin) you can make you known as CAcert Assurer so someone can easily find you on CAcert Assurance events.

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