[KI-LC] ACTION CLOSURE: Draft Revised KI Mission and Position Statements and context to LC for discussion

Joni Brennan joni at ieee-isto.org
Thu Jul 12 11:32:41 EDT 2012

Hello LC,

As part of the action review from yesterday's LC call please see the below:

In the Munich F2F meeting for Kantara the mission and position of Kantara
was discussed in detail.  There were comments that the current official
mission was too cluttered and did not provide a clear view of the goals,
ways and means of Kantara.

CURRENT Messages:

   - *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
   - *Vision:* Ensure secure, identity-based, online interactions while
   preventing misuse of personal information so that networks will become
   privacy protecting and more natively trustworthy environments.

The attendees at the F2F worked through a number of iterations which
concluded with the below draft new proposed messages.

NEW Draft - Brainstorm of Messages:

   - *Mission:* A technology agnostic Accreditation and Approval
   organization providing programs that enable shared risk mitigation via
   assured trust in Authentication policy and technology profile deployments
   for the greater good of identity ecosystems.
   - *Position:* Kantara Initiative is a neutral organization where policy
   and technical interoperability meet, best positioned for Business,
   Regulated Industry, Governments and convergence of International programs.

These draft messages were presented at the close of the F2F to get a
general feel for consensus on their appropriateness - at least for those
who were in the room.  Some groups (Telco specifically) were having a
difficult time to see how the draft messages touched their work.  However,
Telco is also taking up exploration for Telco Trust Framework and thus,
with that exploration, Telco becomes more nested under the proposed new
messages.  Potential challenges were also seen for UMA to nest here, but
UMA has also recently be undertaking an UMA Trust Model which also then
nests back in to the new proposed draft messages.

The key takeaway here is that the new messages were meant to clearly
articulate that all KI groups are operating under the umbrella of Trust >
via trust framework components.

LC Actions regarding the proposed new messages:
- Comment
- Support
- Concern
- Object

As the guiding governance branch of Kantara Initiative it's important that
we understand LC support and/or concerns which need to be addressed.
Additionally with LC support of the messages the tone should also filtered
down in to each of your groups.  The goal here is to get all KI groups
pulling the same cart (so to speak).

Let's discuss via email and then seek to progress and potentially close an
LC discussion of this item on the next LC call.
(Heather - with this my action should be closed and now the virtual ball is
in the LC membership court ;-) to progress. )



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

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