Move forward deliverables and discuss some WG policy questions.
Agenda Items and Notes (including all relevant links)
Welcome & antitrust notice
Introduction of new members
Antitrust Policy Notice:Attendees are reminded to adhere to the meeting agenda and not participate in activities prohibited under antitrust and competition laws. Only members of ToIP who have signed the necessary agreements are permitted to participate in this activity beyond an observer role.
Ricky Ng-Adam from the Province of Quebec
Blog post for our new ToIP Approved Deliverables
The ToIP Steering Committee approved the ToIP Risk Assessment Companion Guide and the ToIP Risk Assessment Worksheet Template as ToIP Approved Deliverables. Now we need to prepare a blog post for the announcement.
The question is how we manage the increasing number of requests for our WG members to provide pro bono advice to governing authorities and trust communities seeking to develop and operationalize a governance framework.
Scott shared his particular perspective that, as a professional auditor, he does not conduct audits on a pro bono basis. But he has contributed to his work here in our WG and to other ToIP Foundation projects, such as the Interoperability Working Group for Good Health Pass, on a pro bono basis like many other ToIP members.
However, as some efforts at ToIP, such as the Good Health Pass WG, have been very large all-volunteer efforts, have set the expectation that the Foundation provides a large amount of pro bono services. This is causing friction with some ToIP members having expectations set on their time.
Scott raised this topic with the ToIP Steering Committee (SC) members earlier this week, and they requested that interested WGs discuss the topic and bring back recommendations to the SC.
Scott wanted to see what other WG members think about this topic.
Drummond shared a few thoughts about this topic:
Good Health Pass was an anamoly.
Our two Foundry WGs (Ecosystem and Utility) should establish Vendor Directories in which ToIP members can choose to be listed in order to make their commercial services available.
The SC and individual WGs should publish applicable policies about pro bono work and the separation of commercial services.
Daniel Bachenheimer said that at Accenture, they have specific services that they decide to provide on a pro bono basis, and other services are contracted.
Savita Farooqui said the model is similar from her standpoint. She has transitioned away from her previous business and made a conscious choice to do more pro bono work for a period of time. But we need to provide ways to set expectations about the level of pro bono assistance that should be available from ToIP members.