*MACE Conference Call*
September 20, 2004
Bob Morgan (chair) - Washington
Keith Hazelton - Wisconsin
Ken Klingenstein - Colorado/Internet2
Renee Frost - Michigan/Internet2
Steve Carmody - Brown
Neal McBurnett - Internet2
Scott Cantor - OSU
Tom Barton - Chicago
Ben Chinowsky (scribe) - Internet2
The group reviewed final preparations for the Internet2 Member Meeting. Identity Commons has confirmed participation in the MACE/SALSA dinner; see http://journal.planetwork.net/article.php?lab=reed0704&page=1 for background on what they're working on.
- Identity Management and Enterprise Authentication CAMPs are set for San Diego on November 15-17 and November 18-19 respectively; see http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?SECTION_ID=9.
- There is a proposal to focus the Tempe CAMP on medical middleware. This would involve presenting enterprise infrastructure that could be used by the medical community (as vs. middleware specific to medical applications). [AI] All will send Renee suggestions on content and program-committee membership for a medical-middleware CAMP. Tom noted that the Biomedical Research Institutions Information Technology Exchange (BRIITE; https://www.briite.org/) is meeting September 22-24 in Seattle.
- The Australia CAMP is shaping up as a 5-day program, but dates are still uncertain; this will be the first week of December at the earliest.
Steve Carmody noted that a high-level overview of Shibboleth will appear in Educause Quarterly (http://www.educause.net/apps/eq/) in early November; Bob is the principal author. Steve stressed the importance of articles like this in informing a wider audience about MACE projects; he's interested in producing others during the current academic year. [AI] All will send Steve Carmody suggestions for article topics.
InCommon is now open for business. Bob suggested that the documentation should encourage participants to get two certs (for AA and HS) instead of just one. [AI] Bob will send MACE his argument for InCommon participants having two certs.
Finally, Bob noted that the Shibboleth license is done; see http://shibboleth.internet2.edu/license.html. Bob is hoping that in future Internet2 will be able to establish a single license for use across multiple projects; he is recommending the Academic Free License at http://opensource.org/licenses/ for this purpose.
[AI] All will send Renee suggestions on content and program-committee membership for a medical-middleware CAMP.
[AI] All will send Steve Carmody suggestions for article topics.
[AI] Bob will send MACE his argument for InCommon participants having two certs.