7, December 2021  — 11:00 PT, 14:00 ET, 19:00 UTC, 20:00 CET

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

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Agenda Items

1 minWelcomeM. Glaude
2 mins

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M. Glaude
10 minsAnnouncements / New Member IntrosChairs & All
  • UFWG Challenges
0 minsTask Force SOS (Scrum of Scrums)


0 minsDecision PointsN/A
0 minsDiscussion TopicsN/A
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  • UFWG Challenges
  • Slack entry of 23 November 2021

    Hi UFWG,
    Since May 2020, both André and myself have acted as co-chairs of the utility foundry working group. Throughout this period of time, we’ve enjoyed many great bi-weekly meetings with the community and worked together to producing many foundational pieces of documentation, such as:

  • A repository of public identity utilities;
  • Documented utility stories which contain the details of how they were conceived, and where they’re at today;
  • A utility lifecycle management framework;
  • A draft of a utility whitepaper that can be used to showcase to the broader identity community what utilities are all about;
  • Frameworks to evaluate existing identity utilities and how to start new ones;
  • + more we can’t remember as we write this!
    Both André and myself have reached points in which we no longer have the capacity needed to be good leaders to this working group. There is lots of important work ahead that must happen. The UFWG is a fundamental piece of the ToIP dual stack – it’s a vital piece to enable digital trust. We feel like this is the good time to transition leadership to new folks.The next UFWG meeting is on December 7, 2021. We want to put out a call to anyone interested to join this next meeting so that we can start the transition of the working group chairing to new folks. Hope to see many people join!
    André and Mathieu

Task Force SOS (Scrum of Scrums)

TF NameMissionMembersStatus

Utility Project Implementation Guide Task Force

Create the getting started guide for prospective Utility Projects.

IG0029: Utility Project Guide

A new repo has been created and the TF has issued its first objective. Lynn seeks assistance on repo publishing with Mac.

TF is discussing outline and questions to be answered for prospective projects. 

Draft Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zysi79y5vxNBxhL7yI0M6FAViC_E2VUutUfT5Eac7CA/edit?usp=sharing

Initial released version: https://trustoverip.github.io/IG0029-utility-project-guide/

Best Practices Task ForceAnalyze Project Interviews, establish list of Best Practices and submit each BP using ToIP Deliverables Process.
  • Drafting framework for evaluating public identity utilities (BP0014) (v2)
  •  Drafting v1 of three BP documents (based on feedback from interviews with decentralized PIU conveners/providers)*
    • BP0015 - Assessing Sustainability of a PIU (v1)
    • BP0016 - Determining Affordability of a PIU (v1)
    • BP0017 - Assessing Alignment to a PIU
  • Backlog
    • Dashboard Health / Network Monitoring (Example)

*At future point, consider consolidating all best practices into one comprehensive document

SUGGESTION: Interlocking with Saturn-V TF as a first user of these Best Practices.

Decentralization Task Force

Submit a BP deliverable and a design principle for what it means to be Decentralized.

Jessica Townsend  (lead) 

Dan Gisolfi 

Mathieu Glaude

Glossary Task ForceGenerate a UFWG Glossary in collaboration with the CTWG.RJ Reiser (lead) Still pending CTWG process. Submissions under review.

Decision Points

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Discussion Items

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Open Items

Low priority items that failed gain volunteers to champion cause.

  • 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