29, September 2020 — 11:00 PT, 14:00 ET, 18:00 UTC, 20:00 CET

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Recording (North America / Europe)

Recording (APAC)



  • Assign action items for next meeting
  • Establish work plan for WG deliverables and workflow guidance
  • Gather agenda suggestions for next meeting

Agenda Items

1 minWelcomeA. Kudra
2 mins

Antitrust Policy Notice

A. Kudra
5 mins

New Introductions

A. Kudra
  • Arun Suresh
  • Eric
2 mins

Review / Approve minutes from last meeting (15-Sep-2020)

A. Kudra
  • Approved by Consensus
10 minsAnnouncementsD. Gisolfi
20 minsUtility Project Status UpdatesUtility Representatives
5 minsUFWG APAC InterlockA. Kudra
10 minsDecision PointsD. Gisolfi
10 minsDiscussion TopicsD. Gisolfi
10 minsReview Action and Open ItemsA. Kudra
10 mins


A. Kudra

Announcement Details

Utility Projects

  • Bedrock
    1. Call for interested companies that may be interested in joining. Send email request to Dan Gisolfi stating company name and contact email address.
    2. All Legal Instruments FINAL and companies are able to now register as a member. Soft-Launch will be triggered by 36 signup and a LF press release.
  • IDunion (Network Name) - SSI for Germany (Project Name)
    1. Anna Pfeiffer from esatus has been assigned to issue a PR for the IDunion story, she will reconcile with Adrian Doerk from Main Incubator
  • Sovrin MainNet

  • KochiOrgBook - Sumod from Vinod's team is working on story (according to template) [APAC meeting]

UFWG APAC Interlock

  • KochiOrgBook - Vinod's team is working on story (according to template)
  • David Luchuk is scheduling a meeting to update the UFWG on activities in KochiOrgBook
  • sandeep krishnappa Sand provides an update on the "Consent Project" / SSI activities with startups in Bangalore
  • sandeep krishnappa will give detailed insights in one of the next meetings
  • An "India Stack" (not SSI but centralized, involves identity) is currently being developed by the Government of India which is monitored by sandeep krishnappa and Vinod Panicker
  • Relevance of SSI to "India Stack" is being verified
  • Reviewed ToIP Utility Foundry WG Deliverables and Process, feedback recorded:
    • Break work down, it seems extensive for the active members of the UFWG
    • "Shorter reads" for interested parties might be more doable and helpful in a first run
    • Monthly meetings for APAC targeted - organize content which has maximum input and impact for attendees David Luchuk to re-arrange schedule
    • Sub-groups will work on items and share their results in the monthly meeting

Decision Points

  • Establish sub-group to work on Utility Foundry Workflow
    • Lead: Mathieu Glaude
    • Members: Cameron B., Claudia Grytz
    • Objectives
      • Draft a intro-deck (Google slides) to introduce our workflow.  Target Date:  dd-mmm-yyv
      • Draft implementation plan outline based on swim-lane experiences. Target Date:  dd-mmm-yy
        • Hold interviews to capture experience for each Swim-lane 
  • Sovrin Utility Governance Framework Task Force
    • Concern: Proposed chapter lacks clarity, affiliation with UFWG and should be removed. We welcome stakeholders to join UFWG.
    •  Action Options
      • Do Nothing
      • Request Removal of TF; Collapse members into UFWG
      • Suggest repositioning in alignment with GSWG

Discussion Topics

  • Mathieu Glaude  to PRESENT draft a proposal (results) from sub-group (Mathieu Glaude (lead), Dan Gisolfi, Andre Kudra) on UFWG deliverables
    • What are the deliverables of the UFWG? 
    • Who are the audience for each deliverable?
    • What is our deliverable process?
      • Volunteers via US/EU meeting: , +1 from esatus tbd, Lynn Bendixsen (review)
  • Triage GitHub Issues

Action items

  • Andre Kudra will check with German UFWG community if they can entertain a German ToIP meeting
  • Call-for-Projects 
  • Education Topics for Presentations to be Scheduled
    • None
  • Set Agenda for next meeting

Open Items

Low priority items that failed gain volunteers to champion cause.

  • Horizontal Interop
  • UFWG Sandbox Utility
    •  The members of the UFWG need to gain experience before writing guidelines and best practices.
    • Challenge: Create a Sample Utility comprised of 3-5 nodes for testing purposes using the Blockchain Automation Framework (BAF)
    • Goal: Leverage this research exercise as a way to create BAF artifacts for Hyperledger Indy
    • Tools: Bootstrapping Node Hosting - Learn BAF
  • Education Topics