InCommon Steering Committee Meeting - April 6-7, 2014 - Denver, Colorado
Meeting in Plaza Court 3
Sunday, April 6 - 1:00-5:00 pm
Monday, April 7 - 8:00 -11:30 am
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Setting the stage (with Shel)
Program Subcommittee Resources
Open items and discussion
Global Summit International Reception (Governor's Square 15)
Dinner at Marlowe's, 501 16th St. (rez for 10 in Klara's name)
Monday, April 7, 2014
Grab Breakfast (Plaza Exhibit/Foyer and Plaza D/E)
Charter and Bylaws review
Executive Session with Shel
Charter and Bylaws (continued)
- INCS:Withdrawals 2014 (pdf)
- INCS:Trust and Identity Sessions at Global Summit
- INCS:Trust and Identity presentation to RUCC
- Discussion with NIH about: Grad Student Profiles; ScienceCV; and Medical Staff with NLM access
Attending: Susan Kelley, Michael Gettes, Chris Holmes, Dennis Cromwell, Melissa Woo, Joel Cooper, Mark Crase, Klara Jelinkova, Jack Suess, Bill Yock, Steve Zoppi, Dave Vernon, Ken Klingenstein, Steve Carmody
With: John Krienke, Shel Waggener, Dean Woodbeck (scribe)
Klara reported on a presentation to the RUCC (Research University CIO Conclave) concerning the new trust and identity concept. They were generally supportive and are interested in a more-detailed plan.
Shel Waggoner Briefing
Shel briefed Steering on a number of items – a copy of his slides are attached to the meeting wiki page.
- there will likely be a need to add members to Steering, with a variety of expertise
- there will likely be a need for additional subcommittees
- the Program Subcommittee has developed 2014 priorities specifically as InCommon Steering; the 2015 priorities will be more broadly based on Trust and Identity
Program Subcommittee Report – John O’Keefe
- The subcommittee developed a broad list of objectives based on the seven priorities initially developed by the InCommon Technical Advisory Group and adopted by Steering
- The subcommittee developed a list of InCommon baseline activities, projects, and programs
- The subcommittee is working to understand the capacity of InCommon – what is discretionary and what is required
- Because of the sheer size of the list of objectives, projects, and programs, the subcommittee recommends focusing on substantially advancing Objective 2: “Increasing the Value of InCommon Participation,” along with tactics for a limited number of items supporting the other objectives
- The subcommittee will document a priority-setting process for use in future years
- The subcommittee will begin working on the 2015 priorities (based on the broader scope of Trust and Identity)
It was agreed that the Program Subcommittee will use the strategic priorities, as applied to Trust and Identity, in developing the 2015 priorities, gathering input from both TAC and the AAC.
Ken provided an overview of eduGAIN, operated by GEANT, which is essentially a federation of federations that makes interfederation possible. Steering is being asked to approve InCommon signing the eduGAIN declaration, which is the first step in joining eduGAIN. By joining eduGAIN, we can support VOs and the expansion of Net+ services.
It was moved, seconded, and unanimously approved that InCommon join eduGAIN by signing the eduGAIN declaration, provided that all details have been worked out prior to any import or export of entity metadata on behalf of InCommon participants.
Apereo Statement of Intent
There was discussion of signing a statement of intent with Apereo (the combination of Jasig and Sakai) to work together on four foci for collaboration. The discussion was tabled.
Charter and Bylaws
Chris presented the revised charter and bylaws, on behalf of the External Relations and Governance Subcommittee. The revisions are intended to reflect the expanded Steering role within Trust and Identity.
- Steering needs a document, whether the charter or something else, that spells out the responsibilities related to oversight of Trust and Identity.
- These responsibilities seem to be more extensive than is implied by the term PAG (Program Advisory Group)
- The point of Steering is now to shape the Trust and Identity initiative
- Finances – Under the charter revision, Steering will be advisory in this area, which is OK.
- Under this arrangement, the TAC and the AAC will continue to report up through Steering
- Steering adjourned to executive session with Shel Waggener
Monday, May 5, 2014
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