[KI-LC] Action Item update: member vs subscriber (long)

Heather Flanagan heather at kantarainitiative.org
Mon Jan 21 18:01:26 EST 2013


Hello LC,

In March/April of 2012, the BoT approved a new membership class for
Subscribers (see notes our 25 April 2012 meeting notes -
http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/LC/LC+telecon+Notes+2012-04-25;
relevant section also copied below).  At that time, the LC was asked to
further classify and define what subscribers can do: do they have a vote
in WG/DG? Do they have a vote in all-member votes?  All this was to go
in to a revised OP.  Work was started on the OP and posted to the LC in
September (current version of said draft is attached) but we still
haven't gotten very far to determine what should be said regarding
Subscribers.

Other relevant notes to this discussion include the Kantara Initiative
Membership Levels document
(http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/download/attachments/2293776/Kantara+Initiative+Membership+Levels.pdf)
which says
" Subscriber class is specific to Credential Service Provider (CSP)
Approval, Service Component (SC) Approval, and Assessor Accreditation
(AA). Subscriber investments are inclusive of staff on-boarding support,
access to relevant support materials, and Kantara Trustmark investment
(when applicable). Microsoft Word - Kantara Initiative Membership
Levels.doc "

And there we have it.  Come prepared to bring your thoughts to the LC
call this Wednesday!

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Copy of relevant notes form LC:

  * Subscriber update

        As discussed the BoT approved a motion to add a new class of
        involvement for Kantara Initiative which is Subscriber (see
        Definition below 1
        <http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/pages/createpage.action?spaceKey=LC&title=1&linkCreation=true&fromPageId=58493316>)

        The Subscriber class was created with a few drivers in mind. One
        was to consolidate the Assurance Accreditation and Approval fees
        to an easier and more logical scheme. Another reason was to get
        this class of membership ready for access to interoperability
        specific tools. We have a project moving with Geant around the
        creation of OpenID Connect deployment verification tool which
        we're seeking to package for a certification in 2013. The idea
        is that these Subscribers are really geared at certification and
        approval activities.

        The challenge: LC to discuss further this class of participation
        and determine rules to accompany it for incorporation in to the
        operating procedures. The next step is to have input and
        discussion in the LC toward draft text that would ultimately go
        for a full membership vote. (The operating procedure management
        is under the role of the LC and the full membership votes on
        final proposed changes.)

        I'm requesting this item to be added to the next LC agenda and
        email discussion / thoughts in advance are more than welcome!

        1
        <http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/pages/createpage.action?spaceKey=LC&title=1&linkCreation=true&fromPageId=58493316>
        http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/download/attachments/2293776/Kantara+Initiative+ByLaws-v1.3-2012-02-16.pdf

        1.19 “Subscriber” means any entity that has completed the
        necessary application forms, satisfied the objective subscriber
        criteria for the Organization, executed a copy of the Member
        Agreement (with Subscriber selected), and paid the appropriate
        Subscriber Fee as established by the Board of Trustees. A
        Subscriber may be an individual, corporation, partnership, joint
        venture, trust, limited liability company, business association,
        governmental entity or other entity. Subscribers are typically
        those entities that are Certification and Assurance Programs
        stakeholders.

        8.3 Subscribers

        A Subscriber is any entity that has completed the necessary
        application forms, satisfied the objective subscriber criteria
        for the Organization, executed a copy of the Member Agreement
        (with Subscriber selected), and paid the appropriate Subscriber
        Fee as established by the Board of Trustees. A Subscriber may be
        an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust,
        limited liability company, business association, governmental
        entity or other entity. Subscribers are typically those entities
        that are Certification and Assurance Programs stakeholders.

This would be an update to the by-laws
The BoT approved their budget within the first quarter, and part of that
process called for adjustments to the membership fees and creation of a
new class of participation: Subscriber.
In order to create that new class, the BoT had to get that defined in
the by-laws, now in section 1.9. The subscriber class was created as a
way to rationalize and get a level of participation for orgs that would
participate in interop activities and in the assurance program. They
would in turn get access to new tools as they come available, before
general availability. This also consolidates the fee structure for the
Assurance Program.
LC is being asked to craft some input in to the operating procedures to
further classify and define what subscribers can do: do they have a vote
in WG/DG? Do they have a vote in all-member votes?

  *
      o Need to bring this up on the next call for more concrete
        feedback, now that the LC has context
        AI: for all LC participants, do an overview of the Operating
        Procedures by the next meeting and provide ideas
        AI: for Heather Flanagan, collect and coordinate input on
        changes to make to the operating agreement



-- 
Heather Flanagan
Technical Program Coordinator
Kantara Initiative
Skype: hlflanagan
email: heather at kantarainitiative.org

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