Subject Re: Fwd: Consultation: Metadata Registration Practice Statement
From Peter Schober <peter.schober@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:39 +0100

* Tom Scavo <trscavo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [2015-01-12 15:54]:
> I was expecting to see a baseline MRPS with normative requirements
> (exactly the type of thing you've said this document is NOT). Was this
> discussed as a possible formulation of this document?

Who would be in a position to prescribe anything normative to anyone
"You can't call yourself 'Federation' unless you adopt this practice
and agree to be bound by that document"?
"You can't be on the REDEDS mailing list unless you..."?

Of course eduGAIN could create such requirements but (a) this is
REFEDS, not eduGAIN, and (b) the federations in eduGAIN would have to
vote to get those rules in place first (rules that would potentially
kill off their eduGAIN participation are unlikely to being voted for).

Feel free to bring this up as a new requirement for eduGAIN
participation on one of the eduGAIN mailing lists. But for REFEDS I
don't see how anyone could make anyone else do anything specific.