March 26, 2014


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  1. Announcements
  2. Recommendation to sign eduGAIN Declaration
  3. Recommendation on reincarnation of interfed
  4. AOB

Warren, Ian, Scott, John, Tom, Mark, Steven

  1. Recommendation to sign eduGAIN Declaration
    • John was able to present current understanding to ERG subcommittee of Steering.
    • Want to guide Steering Committee into vote at their F2F at Global Summit.
    • Hope is to have materials prepared before then.
    • Would like to have set of recommendations to TAC.
    • Steven thinks working notes from our review which are posted on are sufficient for TAC.
    • Send notes along and in particular highlight conclusion.
    • Need to think about technical issues going forward
    • Recommendation going forward is to adopt the opt-out model.
    • Specific recommendations on dealing with the technical issues.
  2. Recommendation on reincarnation of interfed
    • Tom thinks that it would be useful to have a new group commissioned to handle specifically the technical issues for joining eduGAIN.
    • One important piece is the metadata registration practice statement.
    • John notes that there are other items in our charter
    • Warren mentions quilt work that Tom led earlier
      • Mark says that things are still spinning up, but once we get to the point of having a quilt pilot that is trying to lead their members into federation, there will be choices in federation model and metadata. This group could play an important role at that point. Recommends leaving it in charter on an as-needed basis.
      • John notes there are a number of concurrent issues that are converging - for instance how interfederation and regionals fit together.
    • Other deliverables have to do with EU COC (internationalized version) and new metadata aggregation and/or tagging.
      • Steven points out that EU COC is still being worked out, so nothing could have really been done. He suggests perhaps not recommending it for the next iteration, but that it needs to stay on the radar.
    • Also item Review and assist in new metadata management paradigms
      • Tom thinks this is essentially operationalization of eduGAIN and that the use case here to drive it forward is LIGO.
      • Steven asks "if we reconstitute a group and we use LIGO as a model would we get participation. Warren thinks it will be of the order of a few months before LIGO is well positioned to do that."
      • John points out that the issues are broader, but this is a fine technical strategy for this issue. But there is another related issue like tools for large organizations to manage metadata.
    • Tom would prefer that opt-out not be part of recommendation. Group agrees.
    • Warren will circulate an email to group to get more perspective and then Steven will take results to TAC.
  1. AOB
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