On behalf of the Sovrin Trust Framework Working Group, I am pleased to announce the second Public Review Draft of the Sovrin Provisional Trust Framework (PTF). This is the set of three legal documents that must be finalized before the Sovrin Network can go live in its first stage, called the Sovrin Provisional Network (essentially the beta test period for the network, although all transactions will be permanent).
These three legal documents are:
The Sovrin Provisional Trust Framework—the main document with Purpose & Principles, Definitions, Policies, and Specifications. (It contains the following two agreements as appendices.)
The Sovrin Founding Steward Agreement—the agreement between the Sovrin Foundation and a Founding Steward (the trusted institutions that operate a validator node on the Sovrin Network).
The Sovrin Identity Owner Agreement—the standard agreement for Sovrin identity owners who wish to become Sovrin Trust Anchors.
The public review period will last until Midnight UTC Monday March 21. At that point, the Trust Framework Working Group will review and as necessary incorporate comments into the final draft for submission to the Sovrin Board of Trustees for approval on Wednesday March 22. The Provisional Network is then expected to go live in April as soon as the Founding Stewards have completed setup and testing of their nodes.
To participate in the review, simply navigate to the links above, read the drafts, and add comments using the Google doc comment feature. The Trust Framework Working Group will do our best to review and respond to all comments.
Secretary, Sovrin Foundation
Chair, Sovrin Trust Framework Working Group