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Meeting Date


Zoom Meeting Link / Recording


Main Goal of this Meeting

1) Updates from WG members (since we have not met in a month); 2) Feedback on the Yoma Rules Governance Framework facilitated by GSWG member Nicky Hickman.

Agenda Items and Notes (including all relevant links)

TimeAgenda ItemLeadNotes
5 min
  • Start recording
  • Welcome & antitrust notice
  • Introduction of new members
  • Agenda review
  • 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.
  • New Members:
1 minsReview of action items from previous meetingChairsNone
4 minsTask Force reportsTF Leads
15 minsCommunity updatesAll

Announcements and general updates from GSWG members since we have not met in a month.

  • Drummond Reedexplained that Evernym has been purchased by Avast, who will be joining ToIP as a 
  • Shermineh Salehi Esmati announced that TODAQ has launched a digital identity product in partnership with IBM and RedHat.
    • The company is based in Toronto with a group in the U.S.
    • Their CTO will be presenting to the Technology Stack WG on Feb 7th
30 minsYoma Rules Governance Framework FeedbackNicky Hickman

Nicky would like our specific feedback about several questions regarding the Yoma Rules governance framework.

  • The goal is "bottoms up" rulemaking for the community (see slide #1 below)
  • 40K users from all over the world. Initially in Africa, but soon in India, Columbia, and other countries.
  • Principle Zero: "Youth agency and empowerment first". See slide #4.
  • Included Ecosystem Governance Compass (shown to EFWG)
  • Rislk Assessment was led by Frednand Furia and Scott Perry
  • See slide #6 for the components
  • The heart of the questions are about the governing authority (slide #8)
    • Anything in green is governance
    • Originally there was not to be a specific governing authority
    • The goal is to involve youth in all governance decisionmaking
    • The current youth group is now the Interim Youth Council
  • The question of a legal entity is still being discussed
    • If a "universal token" seemed to require it
    • However that is out of scope of the Yoma Rules GF for now
  • The main requirement is that it be run by youth and governed by youth
    • There are multiple foundations that in theory could provide and administrating authoritative
  • Shermineh Salehi Esmati brought up some of the questions around privacy and data protection
  • Nicky's final question was around dispute resolution (slides #9 and #10) and whether that should be in scope for a governance framework
    • There was consensus from the GSWG members in attendance hat it was indeed in scope (dispute resolution is explicitly listed in the ToIP Governance Metamodel Specification) and it was an excellent way to deal with conflict.
5 mins
  • Review decisions/action items
  • Planning for next meeting 
  • ACTION: CHAIRS to develop a recommendation about how the approval process for a governance framework recommendation should work.
  • This will be discussed in our next meeting.

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Action Items

  • ACTION: CHAIRS to develop a recommendation about how the approval process for a governance framework recommendation should work (with the Yoma Rules GF being the first potential test case)

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