Why you should care about the CABforum

The CA browser forum (aka CABforum) announced a couple of days ago that they would form a WG on “organizational reform”.

Why is this important I hear you say?

The CABforum has quite a lot of power. This group makes decisions that affect which CAs are chosen for inclusion in default browser trust stores. Currently the group is comprised of browser and CA vendors. Notably absent are any relying parties.

Here is how to participate (quoted from the cabforum.org announcement):

In support of this process, the special working group is soliciting short (no more than 750 words, please) position papers and statements of interest from organizations and individuals on these topics. We encourage stakeholders to submit their comments to questions@cabforum.org now through March 30, 2012. All submissions will be posted publicly on the CA/Browser Forum website. (www.cabforum.org)

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