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The eduGAIN Steering Group (eSG) is a body that consists of participant federations’ Member Federations’ representatives and has an oversight role in the eduGAIN service. The Each Member Federation SHOULD appoint a delegate and deputy to the eduGAIN Steering Group (eSG). Each Member Federation should ensure that delegates and deputies  are nominated by their respective eduGAIN member federations. Each member federation has one delegate to vote.The eSG is can represent all Technology Profiles used by the federation. The eduGAIN Steering Group may also invite non-voting observers to its meetings and mailing list.

The term of the eSG Chair and non-voting invited observers is two calendar years. The eSG is responsible for:

  1. .Approving changes to the profiles and documents in the eduGAIN Policy Framework

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  1. , such as introducing updating or removing profiles or documents.
  2. Decisions on metadata peering relationships, e.

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  1. g. exchanging metadata with other trust infrastructures.
  2. Reviewing and approving the membership of new Federations.
  3. Approving

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  1. disqualification or temporary suspension

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  1. for Member Federations as described in section 3.6.
  2. Appointing the Chair and non-voting invited observers to the eSG. 

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Other tasks delegated to the eSG in supplementing

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Technology Profiles.

Decisions of the eSG are determined by a simple majority vote of Member Federations from the active participants list at the time of the call to vote. Each participant federation’s vote , apart from constitutional changes (see 4.4). Member Federations may vote on all constitutional changes and new Technology Profiles but may only vote on changes to Technical Profiles in active use within their federations.  Each Member Federation’s vote is equal, and each participant federation Member Federation is initially regarded as active.  A Member Federation which is absent from two consecutive votes will be removed from the active list for the purpose of subsequent votes.  Participating in a vote returns the federation to the active list.

Voting takes place over two weeks, but a decision may be reached early if the required majority is achieved before that time.


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