CivicID.org Charter

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Name

CivicID.org

Purpose

CivicID enhances the credibility of online civic engagement (signatures on open letters/petitions, emails sent to elected representatives, etc.) by providing third-party verification of identity (residency and/or voter registration status) and intent (auditable digital receipts).

Principles

CivicID manages personal information from a non-commercial citizen-centric viewpoint and follows the best of best practices in terms of privacy and personal information disclosure.

Practices

This section should answer the question: How does the working group go about doing its work together?

Specifically, this section must state the tools/means by which the group will collaborate, i.e., it will use Identity Commons-hosted mailing lists and wiki resources, or it will use Yahoo Groups/Google Groups/other collaboration tools.

Examples:

  • A group that promotes interoperability of a technology may use Google Groups for mailing and document collaboration, host periodic interoperability events, and have a practice of publicly publishing the results.
  • A group might state that it uses public Identity Commons-hosted mailing list and all its meeting notes must be publically published on posts to that list.
  • A group might state that it is an open source foundation with annual dues-paying members and all its work will be on a dedicated public wiki.
  • A group that hosts community events for which it charges fees to cover costs might have a practice that it contributes 15% of money it earns to general operating costs of Identity Commons.

Requirements of Participation and How to Join

  • CivicID.org is a project of GatewayToGov.org, a 501c3 non-profit incorporated in the state of New York.
  • A mailing list will be formed at Identity Commons, for the purpose of soliciting input and feedback from the larger online identity community.
  • To get more information on GatewayToGov or CivicID, contact Lou directly.

Licenses and/or Restrictions on Usage of Work Product

Each working group is required by the Purpose And Principles to state any licenses and/or restrictions that may exist for the usage of its work product.

Current Deliverables and Milestones

List any deliverables planned or proposed by the working group together with the current proposed schedule/milestones.

Current Meeting Schedule

List any regular calls or meetings, if any, plus any special upcoming meetings.

Current Membership

Directly list current participants and participant categories (if any), and keep updated as membership evolves. Or, if the working group is already a formal organization or otherwise maintains its own Web-accessible directory of members, provide a link to that directory.

Current Stewards Council Representative and Alternate

List the active and alternative SC representatives. Describe how reps and alternates are chosen.

Current Links

Related Groups

History

This is where the group can share about how/why the group was founded and where will be where quarterly reports will be linked to.