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UMA Legal

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:

Focus on:

  • 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.


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