[KI-LC] Context For LC - Fwd: Call for proposals: organizational reform of the Kantara governance, bylaws, operating procedures and structures

Colin Wallis Colin.Wallis at dia.govt.nz
Mon Jul 9 18:23:58 EDT 2012

Thanks Joni
I don't envisage we will get much feedback but one never knows.

You kind of have to be in that groove where you know enough about the organisation and the way the current procedures play out, to be able to comment.

Or you are a disaffected ex member of Kantara, where something in procedures disaffected you, and you use this opportunity to give feedback. I'm not sure we have many of those,  but still.

Would we improve response if we put it on the front page of the website under 'highlights'?


From: lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org [mailto:lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org] On Behalf Of Joni Brennan
Sent: Tuesday, 10 July 2012 6:22 a.m.
To: LC at kantarainitiative.org
Subject: [KI-LC] Context For LC - Fwd: Call for proposals: organizational reform of the Kantara governance, bylaws, operating procedures and structures

Hello - I would like to give LC some additional context regarding the request for proposals which was recently sent to the community list...

This effort had it's genesis in the Munich F2F meeting.  Discussions occurred regarding the 'state' of Kantara which considered the assumptions made for the the organization and for the market when Kantara was formed in 2009.  It was noted that Kantara was at a 3 year anniversary and suggestions were made that it would be a healthy exercise for the organization to review how the operations have worked compared to how they were envisioned at launch.

The Board of Trustees then took this discussion further and affirmed that, as transparency is a core value of Kantara,  the organization should actively seek input open input regarding the operations and governance of Kantara as a due diligence effort.  The idea was that Kantara would ask for input from communities and then the Board of Trutees would consume that input and develop possible suggestions for change in Kantara, as appropriate and based on the feedback received.

Thus if you saw this message and were not sure of the context, I hope the explanation provides further details to make clear the drivers and intention behind the request.  I would be happy to further discuss on the next LC call should the LC seek further details.

Finally, it's an open call for feedback so if you or your organization would like to provide input this is one opportunity to do so - for the potential better of Kantara.

Thanks for your time and please don't hesitate to ask me if you have any questions.

Best Regards,


Joni Brennan
Kantara Initiative | Executive Director
voice:+1 732-226-4223
email: joni @ ieee-isto.org<http://ieee-isto.org>

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From: Joni Brennan <joni at ieee-isto.org<mailto:joni at ieee-isto.org>>
Date: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 9:07 AM
Subject: Call for proposals: organizational reform of the Kantara governance, bylaws, operating procedures and structures
To: community <community at kantarainitiative.org<mailto:community at kantarainitiative.org>>

Dear Community,

Kantara Initiative is opening a call for proposals regarding organizational reform of the Kantara governance, bylaws, operating procedures and structures.  This call is open to all organizations and individuals who wish to submit a proposal.  Responses received will be published publicly ONLY where the submitter has provided permission to do so.

Kantara Initiative is an organization comprised of Identity Providers, Assessor Organizations, Government Agencies, Service Providers, Research and Educational Organizations, and User Groups which develop and interface with Federated Identity Management Systems.

Kantara Initiative recognizes the growing importance of the development, marketplace and adoption of Trusted Identity Systems as a critical piece of Internet Identity Trust layer infrastructure. The goal of the reform will be to evolve Kantara Initiative into a more mature and capable, multi-stakeholder forum that can support and promote the growth of verified Trusted Identity Ecosystems for the broader public good.

Key topics for inclusion in responses are:
* Proposed changes to Governance via the Bylaws [1];
* Proposed changes to Governance via the Operating Procedures [2];
* Proposed refinements to the mission and vision regarding verification of Trusted Federation Identity Systems [3];
* Opportunities for wider membership and collaboration.
**Note: Please make sure to indicate permission to share the contents of your submissions.

Kantara Initiative is soliciting position papers and statements of interest (limit 750 words) from organizations and individuals regarding these topics. We encourage stakeholders to submit their comments to [support at kantarainitiative dot org] through August 6th or use our contact form [4]. All submissions will be posted publicly on the Kantara Initiative website (www.kantaraintiative.org<http://www.kantaraintiative.org>) with permission from submitters.  Kantara Initiative Board of Trustees and Leadership Council will take all input under advisement in developing a roadmap for organizational action.

We thank you in advance for your time and consideration regarding this process,

Joni Brennan
Kantara Initiative | Executive Director
voice:+1 732-226-4223<tel:%2B1%20732-226-4223>
email: joni @ ieee-isto.org<http://ieee-isto.org>

[1] ByLaws: http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/download/attachments/2293776/Kantara+Initiative+ByLaws-v1.3-2012-02-16.pdf
[2] Operating Procedures: http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/download/attachments/2293776/KI+Operating+Procedures+_V1.1_+2009-10-10.pdf
[3] Mission: Foster identity community harmonization, interoperability, innovation, and broad adoption through the development of open identity specifications, operational frameworks, education programs, deployment and usage best practices for privacy-respecting, secure access to online services.
[4] Contact form: http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/x/ZQAK

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