Technical Committee 2022/07/29

CTO Update

  • The participants are informed about the termination of the Sub-WG Self-Description Lifecycle. No one objects and the dissolution of the group is ratified.
  • Report on follow-up meetings with iSHARE https://ishare.eu/¬† and X-Road https://x-road.global/.

iSHARE:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†summarised objectives and provided updates
–¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†work to have iSHARE network participants Gaia-X compliant

X-Road:

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† started in 2001, and involved Finnish and Estonian Governments
–¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†public-private partnerships
–¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†exchange of citizens‚Äô data ‚Äď federation of ecosystems
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† the specifications will be approved by the Governments
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† input in terms of functional specifications will be provided to the Data Exchange Services Sub-WG
–¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†input expected also on compliance specifications (e.g. with regard to trust anchors, time stamp issuers, list of subjects who maintain revoked certificates)

Vote to establish authoritative representation of Gaia-X deliverables from the TC working groups and their relationship to the Gaia-X Framework and other relevant external components 

References to the preliminary work:

Discussion:

  • Ongoing activity to represent identified deliverables, tasks, timelines, dependencies in Jira
  • Goal to agree upon this representation, starting from the TC, in order to structure better the work and communicate better about deliverables
  • The role of the OSS Community is also highlighted
  • The representation clarifies what is in/out of scope for the Gaia-X (for example, Connectors are not covered)
  • To be highlighted that these documents (e.g. IAM Federated Catalogue) should be defined through a discussion and alignment between groups (Michael)
  • The Lighthouse projects should be involved in an early phase (Klaus)
  • The fastest way for the Lighthouses to ensure that their requirements are addressed is to attend to participate in working groups and write Merge Requests (Pierre)
  • The representation needs to be integrated and enriched with reference to versions of the documents
  • Distinction between functional and technical specifications
  • Information to be linked with Gitlab and Jira
  • This work follows the TC reorganisation approved in December 2021
  • Also breaking changes between versions can be highlighted (e.g removal of DIDComm)
  • The representation is an authoritative reference to see and manage changes
  • Content in the excel to be moved into html
  • Overarching picture provided in the .ppt file ‚Äď this is an important way to communicate with Lighthouses (no static view)
  • Transparent view to be provided on the process to address requirements ‚Äď alignment on the process to assign components to releases
  • Goal to define tasks against deliverables

Decision:

The participants agree to use this representation of Gaia-X Framework and deliverables as a basis for internal alignment and communication to the outside.

Follow-up discussion on code contribution/FOSS Policy

(see https://community.gaia-x.eu/f/15767798 )

  • Possible unclarities on the scope of the FOSS Policy are discussed/possible need to ask for clarification to the BoD (reference to the Lab or more general purpose) ‚Äď consequent risk to slow down activities
  • The intent of the Association is to create an OSS Community ‚Äď governance is needed and the FOSS Policy Document says who is entitled to take decisions

Starting from the analysis document prepared by Cristina (see https://community.gaia-x.eu/f/15650841 ), a sub-group of TC participants (some expressions of interest have already been collected) will work on the clarification of all the TBDs. Until a different solution is identified and proposed, the FOSS Policy rules are applied.

WGs updates and sync

WG Service Characteristics

  • Mission document ready for approval
  • Infrastructure attributes should be ready after the workshop planned on 25 August by the Sub-WG

OSS Community

  • A MR for the Mission Document has been prepared by Cristina. The participants are invited to review it.

 

 

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