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The Governance Stack Working Group and its Task Forces specify requirements, roles and processes for the governance architecture of the ToIP stack.  


Define models and interoperability standards for governance frameworks that enable business, legal, and social trust  between entities implementing the Trust over IP architecture stack as defined in Hyperledger Aries RFC 0289 (or its successor as identified in the RFC document itself).


The GSWG currently holds meeting every two weeks. See the GSWG Meeting Page for the schedule of meetings and agendas, notes and recordings from all meetings.


Chairs and Vice Chairs

Chairs: Scott Perry Kalyan Kulkarni Drummond Reed  

Vice Chairs: Thomas PlaggeSteve Magennis Steven Milstein 

How to join

You can join this WG by signing up for the Foundation mailing list at Our mailing list is

Members as well as observers are welcome (with the caveat below).


For the protection of all Members, participation in working groups, meetings and events is limited to members, including their employees, of the Trust over IP Foundation who have signed the membership documents and thus agreed to the intellectual property rules governing participation. If you or your employer are not a member, we ask that you not participate in meetings by verbal contribution or otherwise take any action beyond observing.

Intellectual Property Rights (Copyright, Patent, Source Code)

The WG inherits the IPR terms from the JDF Charter. These include:

Task Forces

Current Active TFs: