Subject re: SAML 2.0 conformance test for an open source offering
From Keith Hazelton <hazelton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:00:59 -0500

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From: Joni Brennan <joni@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Keith Hazelton <hazelton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 09:34:57 -0700
Subject: Re: [IRB] [refeds] SAML 2.0 conformance test for an open source offering

Hi Keith

Thanks for starting this thread!  The standard fee is 16k USD.  Registration is open now and closes Sept 13, 2010.  

There is no equation for the offering of the free slot.  Rather it is one slot per test (so there is only 1) and that candidate must be open-source and not for profit.  

I hope that helps to clarify.  Have a great weekend!

- Joni
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Keith Hazelton <hazelton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The offer of "one free testing" came from the Drummond Group (  They actually administer the tests on behalf of the Kantara IOP WG .  They used some formula of the form:  For every n paying test participants, we will offer one free slot for testing of an open source product.  I don't know the standard participant rate, but will look into it.

On Jul 7, 2010, at 16:18, Niels van Dijk wrote:

> Hi Keith,
> Just for my informaton, what was the reason for allowing 'just' one
> opensource product? And what would be the cost of getting the
> predominant products used in highered into this testbed?
> thanks,
> Niels
> On 07/07/2010 06:09 PM, Keith Hazelton wrote:
>> RL"Bob" graciously recommended that I sit in for him for now on the Kantara Interop. Review Board.  That group will be hosting a SAML 2.0 conformance testing event in September.  There is room for one open source product to participate at no cost.
>> The IRB's man concern is for the equitability of the process for selecting which open source SAML package will be offered this opportunity.  As of the present time, I have not heard a statement of interest for having Shibboleth be a candidate.  I have contacted Anders Lund about simpleSAMLphp and Leif and Roland about PySAML2 and am waiting to hear back.  Are there other potential open source SAML 2.0 products that should be on the list?
>>         --Keith
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