Part of the UMA WG's work is overtly technical, and part of the work explores other layers of the BLT (business-legal-technical) sandwich. The documents here reflect work in these other areas, many produced by the ad hoc "legal subgroup". The overall goal of the subgroup: Accelerate adoption and reduce inhibitors in a business context.
The animating mission of the legal subgroup in 2015:
Develop recommendations about resource owner-and-requesting party [Alice-and-Bob], resource server-and-authorization server [service-and-hub], and any other transactional relationships in the UMA environment, keeping in mind international jurisdictional friendliness; applicability to many different vertical and horizontal use cases, including health; and support of higher-level access federation trust frameworks and similar efforts.
The sharpened mission in 2016:
- Drafting model text (the term and abbreviation definitions and the model clauses)
- Gathering requirements for the environment for using the model text
- Being guinea pigs for the environment
Target Q1 for external beta review of the model text. "Accordion" the environment requirements to account for budgetary uncertainty.