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While Mozilla does not intend to micro-manage any CA, the final arrangements for management and processes and infrastructure to be used by the combined company is of interest and potential concern to us.
It would not be appropriate for a CA to escape root program sanction by restructuring, or by purchasing another CA through M&A and continuing operations under that CA’s name, essentially unchanged.
If we conduct the review on site then I can pair with you and get a much better understanding of the thought processes involved.
I will sign my name on any evaluation performed like this.
And examination of historical corporate merger and acquisition activity, including deals involving Symantec, show that it’s possible for an M&A billed as the “purchase of B by A” to end up with name A and yet be mostly managed by the executives of B.
The CA Digi Cert has announced that it is in negotiations to acquire the CA business of Symantec.
Mozilla’s Root Store Program has taken the position that trust is not automatically transferable between organizations.
This is specifically stated in section 8 of our Root Store Policy v2.5, which details how Mozilla handles transfers of root certificates between organizations.
I don’t think many instructors on Udemy opted out of the Certificate of Completion ‘feature’. I was not prepared to devalue the course with a “Certificate of Completion” that certified no such thing.
So, if you wonder why my Udemy courses have no “Certificate of Completion”, now you know.