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This document is for the purposes of policy group
preparing <b>work-in-progress</b> and <b>DRAFT</b> future revisions.<br />
It is primarily <b>relevant for the [policy] group</b>.<br />
Any approved DRAFT changes in here should not be relied upon,
and will need to be confirmed within a relevant Arbitration.<br />
Any approved DRAFT change herein may be considered,<br />
as an Arbitrator will likely enforce their effect,<br />
but they are unlikely to effect most disputes.<br />
<br />
Colour code:<ul>
<li> <span class="change">Additions in BLUE</span> <span class="strike">strikes in BLUE</span> are suggestions for future voting in PG.</li>
<li> <span class="q">Modifications in GREEN</span> are areas awaiting debate and voting in PG.</li>
<li> <span class="change2">minor and routine tweaks are in steelblue</span>.</li>
<li> DRAFT-approved <span class="draftadd">additions in darkblue</span> and <span class="draftdrop">subtractions in purple</span> are already approved by a policy group motion.</li>
<li> DRAFT-approved <span class="draftadd">additions</span> and <span class="draftdrop">subtractions</span> are <span class="draftadd">shown in darkblue</span> as approved by a policy group motion.</li>
</ul>
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<p style="text-align: center;">A history of modifications is maintained at the end.</p>
<ul>
<li>Uli: 20121215,
Modified presentation of outstanding 'board' changes: 3.5, 3.6, 4.2.
These three changes are now shown in <span class="q">green</span> pending policy group debate.
</li>
<li>Bernd: 20121213,
Minor Changes posted on policy group for sections 2.2,3.2,3.4.
</li>
<li>Bernd: 20121211,
Changes posted on policy group for sections 0, 2.2-4.
</li>
<li>Iang: 20121112,
Reviewed changes CAcert to CAcert Inc and to Community.
These are shown in <span class="change">BLUE</span>.
Added a few more.
</li>
<li>Iang: 20110129 <a href="//wiki.cacert.org/PolicyDecisions#p20110108">p20110108</a> approved,
<ul><li>incorporated new text as <span class="draftadd">darkblue</span> and dropped text as <span class="draftdrop">purple</span>,
<li> use of colours to meet PoP 5.3,</li>
<li> fixed some other references to Board as Appeal. Proposed to incorporate these without further discussion.</li>
<li> Reviewed and changed the term CAcert to CAcert Inc. where clear. Proposed to incorporate these without further discussion.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Iang: 20110117 Changed 3.4 title to match the intent of the paras more closely, in <span class="change">BLUE</span>.</li>
<li>Iang: 20110112 Tuned text in <a href="#3.3">3.3</a> to reflect ultimate final &amp; binding status in 3.4. Also swapped order of terms to more customary form. Shown in <span class="change">BLUE</span>.</li>
<li>Iang: 20110107 <b>Added proposed text in <a href="#3.4">3.4</a> to switch the Appeal from the Board to a Panel within Arbitration.</b> Shown in <span class="change">BLUE</span>. This change is substantive. </li>
<li>Iang: Several changes to fix terms up:
<ul>
<li><span class="change2">20101229</span>: Completed <span class="change2">steelblue</span> changes from <i>Users</i> to <i>Members</i>.</li>
<li><span class="change2">20101215</span>: Added <span class="change2">steelblue</span>. Term <i>Registered User Agreement</i> changed to CCA, as explained below. </li>
<li> The historical background: The change in terms (shown in <span class="change2">steelblue</span>) repair errors in production. The DRP ran ahead of other documents especially CCA in its approval process. Later on, in policy group, <a href="//wiki.cacert.org/PolicyDecisions#p20080106.1">we changed the term <i>User</i> to <i>Member</i></a>, at 11th hour in the approval process for CCA. </li>
<li> <b> Therefore</b>, with addition of <a href="//wiki.cacert.org/PolicyDecisions#p20100306">p20100306</a>, this change is proposed by Policy Officer to be incorporated into next approved change without a vote on these changes in terms. If anyone wants to put it to the vote, go ahead! </li>
</ul></li>
</ul>
<hr />
@ -109,7 +79,7 @@
<td>
Name: DRP <a style="color: steelblue" href="//svn.cacert.org/CAcert/Policies/ControlledDocumentList.html">COD7</a><br />
Status: POLICY <a style="color: steelblue" href="//wiki.cacert.org/wiki/TopMinutes-20070917">m20070919.3</a><br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span class="draftadd">DRAFT p20110108</span> <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span class="draftadd">DRAFT p20110108 p20121213</span> <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span class="change">WIP since 20101215</span> <br />
Editor: <a style="color: steelblue" href="//wiki.cacert.org/TeusHagen">Teus Hagen
</a><br />
@ -129,15 +99,14 @@
<h2 id="s0"> 0. Introduction</h2>
<p>
This is the Dispute Resolution Policy for
<span class="change2">the</span>
CAcert
<span class="change">Community, consisting of CAcert Inc and Members who agree to the CAcert Community Agreement (CCA)</span>.
This is the Dispute Resolution Policy
<span class="draftdrop">for CAcert</span>
<span class="draftadd">for the CAcert Community, consisting of CAcert Inc and Members who agree to the CAcert Community Agreement (CCA)</span>.
Disputes arising out of
operations by CAcert
<span class="change">Inc</span>
<span class="draftadd">Inc</span>
and interactions between
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
may be addressed through this policy.
@ -156,11 +125,11 @@ Disputes include:
CAcert support team has no authority to
act outside the normal support facilities made
available to
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members;
</span>
</li><li>
Classical disputes where a <span class="change2">Member</span> or another
Classical disputes where a <span class="draftadd">Member</span> or another
assert claims and demand remedies;
</li><li>
Requests by external organisations, including
@ -229,13 +198,13 @@ The filing must specify:
being the <i>Respondent(s)</i>.
This will be CAcert in the
case of requests for support actions.
It may be a <span class="change2">Member</span> (possibly unidentified) in the
case where one <span class="change2">Member</span> has given rise to a complaint against another.
It may be a <span class="draftadd">Member</span> (possibly unidentified) in the
case where one <span class="draftadd">Member</span> has given rise to a complaint against another.
</li><li>
The <i>Complaint</i>.
For example, a trademark has been infringed,
privacy has been breached,
or a <span class="change2">Member</span> has defrauded using a certificate.
or a <span class="draftadd">Member</span> has defrauded using a certificate.
</li><li>
The action(s) requested by the filing party
(technically, called the <i>relief</i>).
@ -269,9 +238,9 @@ closed with status "declined."
</p>
<p>
Arbitrators are experienced Assurers <span class="strike">of CAcert</span>.
Arbitrators are experienced Assurers <span class="draftdrop">of CAcert</span>.
They should be independent and impartial, including
of CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span> itself where it becomes a party.
of CAcert <span class="draftadd">Inc.</span> itself where it becomes a party.
</p>
<h2 id="s2"> 2. The Arbitration</h2>
@ -280,14 +249,14 @@ of CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span> itself where it becomes a party.
<h3 id="s2.1"> 2.1 Authority</h3>
<p>
The Board of CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span> and the
<span class="change2">
The Board of CAcert <span class="draftadd">Inc.</span> and the
<span class="draftadd">
Members of the Community
</span>
vest in Arbitrators
full authority to hear disputes and deliver rulings
which are binding on CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span> and the
<span class="change2">
which are binding on CAcert <span class="draftadd">Inc.</span> and the
<span class="draftadd">
Members.
</span>
</p>
@ -310,7 +279,7 @@ The Arbitrator conducts some preliminaries:
agree, are under such jurisdiction, and it is deemed
more appropriate.
However, this is strictly limited to those parties,
and especially, CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span> and other parties
and especially, CAcert <span class="draftadd">Inc.</span> and other parties
remain under the governing law.
</li><li>
The Arbitrator reviews the Respondents and Claimants
@ -319,14 +288,14 @@ The Arbitrator conducts some preliminaries:
taken.
</li><li>
Any parties that are not
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
and are not bound by the
<span class="draftdrop">CPS</span> <span class="change">CCA</span>
<span class="draftdrop">CPS</span> <span class="draftadd">CCA</span>
are given the opportunity to enter into
CAcert and be bound by the
<span class="draftdrop">CPS</span> <span class="change">CCA</span>
<span class="draftdrop">CPS</span> <span class="draftadd">CCA</span>
and these rules of arbitration.
If
<!-- <span class="draftdrop">these Non-Related Persons (NRPs)</span> <span class="change">they</span> -->
@ -334,16 +303,15 @@ The Arbitrator conducts some preliminaries:
remain outside,
their rights and remedies under CAcert's policies
and forum are strictly limited to
<span class="draftdrop">that</span> <span class="change">those</span>
<span class="strike">that</span> <span class="change2">those</span>
specified in the
<span class="draftdrop">Non-Related Persons -- Disclaimer and Licence</span> <span class="change">Root Distribution License</span>.
<!-- <span class="draftdrop">NRPs </span> <span class="change">, and</span> -->
<span class="draftdrop">Non-Related Persons -- Disclaimer and Licence</span> <span class="draftadd">Root Distribution License</span>.
NRPs
may proceed with Arbitration subject to preliminary orders
of the Arbitrator.
</li><li>
Participating
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
may not resign
@ -355,7 +323,7 @@ The Arbitrator conducts some preliminaries:
The Arbitrator confirms that all parties accept
the forum of dispute resolution.
This is especially important where a
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Member
</span>
might be
@ -392,7 +360,7 @@ The Arbitrator conducts some preliminaries:
<p>
Jurisdiction - the right or power to hear and rule on
disputes - is initially established by clauses in the
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
CAcert Community Agreement.
</span>
The agreement must establish:
@ -432,7 +400,7 @@ to be considered carefully:
e.g., fraud;
</li><li>
Contracts between
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
that were formed without
@ -468,10 +436,10 @@ resolution forum.
The Act generally defers to Arbitration
if the parties have so agreed.
That is, as
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
<span class="strike">of CAcert</span>,
<span class="draftdrop">users of CAcert</span>,
you agree to resolve
all disputes before CAcert's forum.
This is sometimes called <i>private law</i>
@ -481,7 +449,7 @@ or <i>alternative dispute resolution</i>.
<p>
As a matter of public policy, courts will generally
refer any case back to Arbitration.
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
should understand that they will have
@ -509,12 +477,12 @@ seek to have a case heard or to override a Ruling.
The Arbitrator may rule to reject the order,
for jurisdiction or other reasons.
By way of example, if all Parties are
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members,
</span>
then jurisdiction more normally falls within the forum.
If the Arbitrator rules to reject,
he should do so only after consulting with CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span> counsel.
he should do so only after consulting with CAcert <span class="draftadd">Inc.</span> counsel.
The Arbitrator's jurisidiction is ordinarily that of
dealing with the order, and
not that which the external court has claimed to.
@ -531,8 +499,8 @@ The Arbitrator follows the procedure:
<ol><li>
Establish the facts.
The Arbitrator collects the evidence from the parties.
The Arbitrator may order CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span> or
<span class="change2">
The Arbitrator may order CAcert <span class="draftadd">Inc.</span> or
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
under jurisdiction to provide support or information.
@ -545,12 +513,12 @@ The Arbitrator follows the procedure:
submit their views.
The Arbitrator also works to the mission of CAcert,
the benefit of all
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
, and the community as a whole.
The Arbitrator may
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
seek
</span>
any assistance.
@ -584,7 +552,7 @@ The Arbitrator records:
<p>
Once the Ruling is delivered, the case is closed.
The Case Manager is responsible for recording the
Ruling, publishing it, and advising <span class="change2">Members</span>.
Ruling, publishing it, and advising <span class="draftadd">Members</span>.
</p>
<p>
@ -602,7 +570,7 @@ by the Board,
and the Board must confirm or deny that declaration.
If it confirms, the existence of any Rulings under seal
must be published to the
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
in a timely manner
@ -613,20 +581,21 @@ in a timely manner
<p>
The Ruling is
<span class="draftadd">ordinarily final and binding (DRAFT p20110108)</span>
<!-- (DRAFT p20110108) -->
<span class="draftadd">ordinarily final and binding </span>
<span class="draftdrop">binding and final</span>
on CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span> and all
<span class="change2">
on CAcert <span class="draftadd">Inc.</span> and all
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
.
Ordinarily, all
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
agree to be bound by this dispute
resolution policy.
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
must declare in the Preliminaries
@ -635,7 +604,7 @@ any default in agreement or binding.
<p>
If a person who is not a
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Member
</span>
is a party to the dispute,
@ -686,7 +655,7 @@ All liability of the Arbitrator for any act in
connection with deciding a dispute is excluded
by all parties, provided such act does not constitute
an intentional breach of duty.
All liability of the Arbitrators, CAcert <span class="change">Inc.</span>, its officers and its
All liability of the Arbitrators, CAcert <span class="draftadd">Inc.</span>, its officers and its
employees (including Case Manager)
for any other act or omission in connection with
arbitration proceedings is excluded, provided such acts do not
@ -710,7 +679,8 @@ appeal process
<p>
The Arbitrator generally instructs using internal remedies,
that is ones that are within the general domain of
<span class="draftdrop">CAcert</span> <span class="change">the Community</span>,
<span class="draftdrop">CAcert</span>
<span class="draftadd">the Community</span>,
but there are some external remedies at his disposal.
He may rule and instruct any of the parties on these issues.
</p>
@ -739,7 +709,7 @@ He may rule and instruct any of the parties on these issues.
</li><li>
Monetary fine up to the liability cap established for
each party as described in the
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
CAcert Community Agreement.
</span>
@ -774,14 +744,14 @@ in order to establish precedent.
<h3 id="s4.1"> 4.1 The Advantages of this Forum </h3>
<p>
The advantage of this process for
<span class="change2">
<span class="draftadd">
Members
</span>
is:
</p>
<ul><li>
CAcert and <span class="change2">Members</span> operate across many jurisdictions.
CAcert and <span class="draftadd">Members</span> operate across many jurisdictions.
Arbitration allows us to select a single set of
rules across all jurisdictions.
</li><li>
@ -792,7 +762,7 @@ The advantage of this process for
authority to act.
Good governance is thus maintained.
</li><li>
This forum allows CAcert <span class="change2">Members</span> to look after themselves
This forum allows CAcert <span class="draftadd">Members</span> to look after themselves
in a community, without exposing each other to potentially
disastrous results in strange courts from foreign lands.
</li><li>
@ -815,7 +785,7 @@ Some disadvantages exist.
</p>
<ul><li>
<span class="change2">Members</span> may have their rights trampled over.
<span class="draftadd">Members</span> may have their rights trampled over.
In such a case, the community should strive to
re-open the case
and refer it to the board.
@ -828,7 +798,7 @@ Some disadvantages exist.
</li><li>
<span class="change2">Members</span> may feel overwhelmed by the formality
<span class="draftadd">Members</span> may feel overwhelmed by the formality
of the process.
It is kept formal so as to establish good and proper
authority to act; otherwise, support and other
@ -864,5 +834,49 @@ Note also that many elements of legal proceedings are
deliberately left out of the rules.
</p>
<hr />
<p style="text-align: center;">History of modifications:</p>
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<ul>
<li>Bernd: 20121221,
p20121213 motion carried. Changes approved under the motion
are shown in <span class="draftadd">darkblue</span>.
</li>
<li>Uli: 20121215,
Modified presentation of outstanding 'board' changes: 3.5, 3.6, 4.2.
These three changes are now shown in <span class="q">green</span> pending policy group debate.
</li>
<li>Bernd: 20121213,
Minor Changes posted on policy group for sections 2.2,3.2,3.4.
</li>
<li>Bernd: 20121211,
Changes posted on policy group for sections 0, 2.2-4.
</li>
<li>Iang: 20121112,
Reviewed changes CAcert to CAcert Inc and to Community.
These are shown in <span class="change">BLUE</span>.
Added a few more.
</li>
<li>Iang: 20110129 <a href="//wiki.cacert.org/PolicyDecisions#p20110108">p20110108</a> approved,
<ul><li>incorporated new text as <span class="draftadd">darkblue</span> and dropped text as <span class="draftdrop">purple</span>,
<li> use of colours to meet PoP 5.3,</li>
<li> fixed some other references to Board as Appeal. Proposed to incorporate these without further discussion.</li>
<li> Reviewed and changed the term CAcert to CAcert Inc. where clear. Proposed to incorporate these without further discussion.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Iang: 20110117 Changed 3.4 title to match the intent of the paras more closely, in <span class="change">BLUE</span>.</li>
<li>Iang: 20110112 Tuned text in <a href="#3.3">3.3</a> to reflect ultimate final &amp; binding status in 3.4. Also swapped order of terms to more customary form. Shown in <span class="change">BLUE</span>.</li>
<li>Iang: 20110107 <b>Added proposed text in <a href="#3.4">3.4</a> to switch the Appeal from the Board to a Panel within Arbitration.</b> Shown in <span class="change">BLUE</span>. This change is substantive. </li>
<li>Iang: Several changes to fix terms up:
<ul>
<li><span class="change2">20101229</span>: Completed <span class="change2">steelblue</span> changes from <i>Users</i> to <i>Members</i>.</li>
<li><span class="change2">20101215</span>: Added <span class="change2">steelblue</span>. Term <i>Registered User Agreement</i> changed to CCA, as explained below. </li>
<li> The historical background: The change in terms (shown in <span class="change2">steelblue</span>) repair errors in production. The DRP ran ahead of other documents especially CCA in its approval process. Later on, in policy group, <a href="//wiki.cacert.org/PolicyDecisions#p20080106.1">we changed the term <i>User</i> to <i>Member</i></a>, at 11th hour in the approval process for CCA. </li>
<li> <b> Therefore</b>, with addition of <a href="//wiki.cacert.org/PolicyDecisions#p20100306">p20100306</a>, this change is proposed by Policy Officer to be incorporated into next approved change without a vote on these changes in terms. If anyone wants to put it to the vote, go ahead! </li>
</ul></li>
</ul>
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