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The purpose of the GSWG Governance Architecture Task Force (GATF) is to draft a TSS (ToIP Standard Specification) that defines the standard requirements for all ToIP-compatible governance frameworks regardless of their level in the ToIP stack. Note: this is the counterpart to the ToIP Technical Architecture TSS deliverable from the TSWG Technology Architecture Task Force.


  1. ToIP Governance Architecture Specification—a specification of the overall layer-independent requirements that any ToIP-compliant governance framework must meet.
  2. ToIP Governance Metamodel—a specification for the standard model for ToIP-compliant governance frameworks.
  3. ToIP Governance Metamodel  Companion Guide—the "instruction manual" for the above.
  4. ToIP Governance Framework Matrixa tool for governing authorities to plan and organize their work on developing their own ToIP-compliant governance frameworks.
  5. ToIP Governance Framework Matrix Companion Guide—the "instruction manual" for the above.


Please add your name to this list if you wish to be a chair:

  • Drummond Reed, Evernym
  • Scott Perry, SSPCPA


Please add your name to this list in any desired role:

Meeting Schedule

This TF schedules meetings as needed. Each meeting will be announced on the GSWG mailing list and the #gswg-gov-architecture-tf Slack channel.


Key milestones will include, but are not limited to:

  1. ToIP Governance Architecture Specification
    1. First Draft — 30 November 2020
    2. Second Draft — 31 December 2020
    3. Final Draft — Pending completion of dependent specifications

Intellectual Property Rights (Copyright, Patent, Source Code)

As a Task Force (TF) of the Governance Stack WG (GSWG), the GATF inherits the IPR terms from the GSWG JDF Charter. These include:

Mailing List and Communications

This task force uses the following for communications

  • Mailing List: This TF does not maintain a separate mailing list.
  • Slack: This TF has its own dedicated Slack channel: #gswg-gov-architecture-tf

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  1. I got myself freed up from another obligation and will have more time available to help as an editor.