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Oct 27-29 Boston F2F Agenda

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Higgins face-to-face meeting in Waltham, Massachusetts, October 27-29, 2008.


  • Location: The offices of Wilmer Hale, 1100 Winter Street in Waltham, Meeting Room(s): St. Clair - 0401
    • Enter through the center door. The building is on a hill so you enter above ground level. Elevators are to your left.
    • GoogleMaps directions [1]
    • Reservations were made under Parity name
    • Call Mary at 617-290-8591 if you have problems
    • Wilmer Hale reception number is 781-966-2000
  • Time: The event will start Monday at 9:00 AM and end Wednesday at noon. Note that Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:30 we will be meeting in a different room.
  • Action Items are indicated by the presence of "(AI)" on a line and the owner of the action item is in bold.

Expected Attendees

  1. Jim Sermersheim - Novell
  2. Paul Trevithick - Parity
  3. Drummond Reed - Cordance/Parity
  4. Mary Ruddy - Meristic
  5. Hank Mauldin - Cisco
  6. Markus Sabedello - Parity
  7. John Bradley - Parity
  8. Tom Carroll - Parity
  9. Brian Walker - Parity

Attending by phone

Dial in number: (218) 339-4300

Participant Passcode: 1038511#

Attending on IRC



Note that once we have finalized the agenda, we will move items around to appropriate time slots. Please add your proposed agenda items

We will track at least the agenda on the #Higgins IRC channel. If you wish to call in for an agenda item, please let us know on the #higgins IRC channel

8:30- 9:30 Continental breakfast

  • Breakfast pastries arrive at 8:30. Assortment of coffees and teas available all day.

9:00-9:30 Welcome, Introductions, Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Eclipse ground rules
  • Agenda bashing
  • Dinner planning

9:30-9:45 iPhone Selector [Markus]

  • Proof of concept prototype demonstration of iPhone Selector

9:45-12:00 Higgins Positioning and Home Page Positioning [Mary]

Lunch noon-1pm

  • Cafeteria downstairs

1pm IdAS REST [Jim]

Rest server.jpg


9:00-noon Review of the Context Data Model [Paul]

  • Working session going through the PPT and reviewing and updating it
    • We have the ability to have attributes about a single entity-attribute-value
    • We need to represent attributes about the set of all values of an attribute
    • need to add Agent and Person, Org, Group to PPT
    • add device examples to PPT

noon-12:15 Higgins Data Model [Hank]

  • Today we have Person, Organization and Group as subclasses of Agent (as subclass of Entity)
  • Proposal: we add "Device" as a new subclass of Agent

noon-1pm Lunch

1:30 UN/PW Cards [Brian]

  • Adding support for login to existing sites using un/pw form filling

2:00 Higgins AIR Selector Architecture [Jeesmon]

  • Review current architecture
  • Review proposed changes
    • LICS: Local I-Card Service
    • Local IdAS

Access Control in IdAS [Paul]

Models as Entities [Jim]

  • review IEntity EntityId decisions
  • other discussion

OpenID Support in Higgins [Paul, John, others]

  • Review our goals

Architecture Harmonization [All]

  • Need to pull the three "1.1" Selectors (AIR, RCP and GTK/Cocoa) closer together architecturally
  • Reuse of browser extensions
  • Leveraging Selector Selector (on Windows, OSX, Linux)
  • Common STS infrastructure (WS-Trust, SAML2, Kerberos, etc.)

Higgins Website Enhancements

  • Home page structure & content [Mary, Paul]
  • Downloads page proposal [Brian]
  • Other content and functions [Mary]

Higgins Whitepaper

  • Objectives, audience & content [Mary]
  • Create an outline

Higgins Process/Infrastructure Enhancements

  • Automated nightly testing
  • Review status of internationalization
  • Jim: people ask often: if I get a specific higgins project, how do I know what dependencies I need?
    • breaking every jar into its own Eclipse project (relationship to Orbit)
  • relationship to

DigitalMe [Jim/Andy]

  • Demo
  • Architectural overview

4:00 R-Card Design Review [Paul, Markus, Drummond]

  • Review R-card XML data format
  • Review UDI spex [Markus]
  • Review status of access control issues related to r-cards
  • Walk through a few r-card use cases (alice sharing an r-card with Bob)


I-Card next steps [Paul, Mary, etc.]

  • FC2 needs [2]
    • Information card ID-WSF interoperability
    • Information card multi-card use cases

Co-Creating the Higgins Project Plan [Mary and all]

  • New Eclipse format
  • Alignment with other project/product releases (Eclipse, Higgins Contributors)
  • Features
  • Maturity (Internationalization, auto testing, etc..)
  • Other alignments

12:00 Lunch

1:00 End

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