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( DESC 'legal' )

Other Business and Legal Matters for common certificate practice statements

This object identifier (OID) describes Other Business and Legal Matters for common certification practices statement.

ASN1 notation: {iso(1) identified-organization(3) dod(6) internet(1) private(4) enterprise(1) openosi(27630) cps(1) common(0) legal(9) }
URN notation: urn:oid:
IETF DOT notation:
BNF notation (RFC822 Backus-Naur form): ( DESC 'legal' )
Description:  Common certificate practice statements - LEGAL

This document identifies and introduces the set of provisions, and indicates the types of entities and applications for which this CP / CPS is targeted.

Other Business and Legal Matters for Certificate policy of openOSI Certification authority (CA)

This Certificate Policy (CP) defines the business and legal context of openOSI identity services using digital keys (X.509 certificates). openOSI certification is:

  • Open source service mainly dedicated to the open source community
  • It is a worldwide service except for restrictions on []
  • Its free except for operations requiring human work (certificates revocations)
  • openOSI is an European / French entity, therefore European / French legal framework is applicable
  • openOSI makes its best to also comply with US federal laws
  • openOSI engage to meet the open source community ethic
  • Effects of openOSI certificates used by an entity is governed by law under which the entity operates

This openOSI CP is consistent with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Public Key Infrastructure X.509 (IETF PKIX) RFC 3647, Certificate Policy and Certification Practices Framework. Parts of this document are also inspired by FBCA (US Federal Bridge Certification Authority) certificate policy although openOSI don't assert any FBCA CP OID except in policy mapping extensions.

Other Business and Legal Matters for Certification practices statement of openOSI Certification authority (CA)

This Certification practices statement (CPS) defines five certificate's profile. They help the user to determine the level of trust that its organization or given services can put in the certificates that are issued from openOSI CA inheriting this OID. For each of its four level of assurance (Basic, CLOUD, INTERMEDIATE, HIGH) openOSI define five certificate profile (for persons, for virtual persons, for hosts, for software or appliance services, for software code). For each certificate profile there is an appropriate process for enforcing business and legal matters corresponding to the level of assurance.


With this OID, the aim of openOSI is to publish diverse business and legal matters governing its certificate policy common statements that are inherited by the following OID. In addition this common OID may be refined by a child of same following OID :

  • Fees ([] DESC 'fees' )
  • Financial Responsibility ([] DESC 'responsibility' )
  • Confidentiality of Business Information ([] DESC 'confidentiality' )
  • Privacy of Personal Information ([] DESC 'privacy' )
  • Intellectual Property Rights ([] DESC 'ipr' )
  • Representations and Warranties ([] DESC 'warranties' )
  • Disclaimers of Warranties ([] DESC 'disclaimer' )
  • Limitations of Liability ([] DESC 'liability' )
  • Indemnities ([] DESC 'indemnities' )
  • Term and Termination ([] DESC 'term' )
  • Individual notices and communications with participants ([] DESC 'communication' )
  • Amendments ([] DESC 'amendments' )
  • Dispute Resolution Procedures ([] DESC 'dispute' )
  • Governing Law ( DESC 'law' )
  • Compliance with Applicable Law ([] DESC 'lawcompliance' )
  • Miscellaneous Provisions ([] DESC 'misc' )
  • Other Provisions ([] DESC 'otherprovision' )


The usage of this common certificate policy is to be a single point of reference for others openOSI CP/CPS OID. This OID can be used by anyone under an LGPL license if corresponding policy is enforced.

XML format

	<asn1-notation>{iso(1) identified-organization(3) dod(6) internet(1) private(4) enterprise(1) openosi(27630) cps(1) common(0) legal(9)}</asn1-notation>
	<description> legal to Certificate policy with Common certification practices statement </description>
	<information>More <i>information</i> can be found in <a href="http://openosi.org/osi/display/oid/">openOSI legal to common CP/CPS</a> </information>
</oid> (openOSI Object Identifier name space)

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