Refeds


Subject Re: Fwd: Consultation: Metadata Registration Practice Statement
From Ann Harding <ann.harding@xxxxxxxxx>
Date Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:07:54 +0100


On 12.01.2015, at 16:00, Peter Schober <peter.schober@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

* 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
here?
"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…”

To paraphrase, something normative needs a deployment context in which to be normative:)

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).

This *is* the kind of thing we want to tackle with the GN4 harmonisation pilots in eduGAIN. Testing out what are useful requirements beyond the current baseline and what is needed for them to be implemented in a way that eduGAIN SG would vote to endorse them.


Feel free to bring this up as a new requirement for eduGAIN
participation on one of the eduGAIN mailing lists.


Please do! In full or focussing on particular aspects if you prefer.


But for REFEDS I
don't see how anyone could make anyone else do anything specific.
-peter


Ann Harding
GÉANT Trust & Identity Service Development

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