On behalf of the Sovrin Foundation Board of Trustees, I'm pleased to announce that the Board has approved the first official version of the Sovrin Provisional Trust Framework. The final versions of the three component documents are available at these links:
Sovrin Provisional Trust Framework (25 pages)—the main document, to which the other two agreements are appendices
Sovrin Identity Owner Agreement (4 pages)
Sovrin Founding Steward Agreement (5 pages)
The Founding Steward Agreement is the contract for the initial Stewards of the network (trusted institutions who operate Sovrin Network validator nodes). Look for further announcements about the initial Founding Stewards in late April.
In addition to Sovrin Foundation counsel Scott Blackmer, our core legal architect, the Board wishes to thank the members of the Sovrin Trust Framework Working Group who drove the development of the trust framework over the past four months and two public reviews: John Best, Luca Boldrin, Tim Brown, Shaun Conway, Mawaki Chango, Rick Cranston, Scott David, Steve Fulling, Nathan George, Darrell O'Donnell, Nichola Hickman, Adam Lake, Jason Law, Antti Jogi Poikola, Markus Sabadello, Peter Simpson, Andy Tobin, Eric Welton, and Phil Windley.
Note that this is just the first step in the evolution of the Sovrin Trust Framework. The Provisional Trust Framework will govern the first stage of the Sovrin Network, called the Provisional Network. As this stage progresses, the Trust Framework Working Group will continue developing the Sovrin Trust Framework to prepare for the transition to the General Availability Network later in 2017.
We welcome your participation in the Trust Framework Working Group. For more information, please join the Sovrin Slack or contact Working Group chair Drummond Reed at first name drummond last name reed at sovrin dot org.