This is a good thread, since with a global public utility like Sovrin there will always be tension between “global” and “local” just as their is in DNS.
I suspect the answer is going to be somewhat parallel to DNS, i.e., that the Sovrin Trust Framework is global in scope, but the trust framework and all the component agreements will need to be: a) translated to all the languages we need to support over time (dozens), and b) supplemented by other documents that explain how Sovrin infrastructure can be adapted to different localities and jurisdictions.
I will add this to the list of topics for the Trust Framework Working Group to discuss as we begin work on the next version of the trust framework intended for GA (General Availability).
As a reminder, anyone interested in joining the TFWG, we have a mailing list and bi-weekly calls (currently 8PM UTC every other Tuesday). Ping me in the #trust-framework channel of the Sovrin Slack or email me at first name drummond dot last name reed at sovrin.org.