Announcement: enforcement of accountability requirements on the Sovrin Networks by 1 February 2023

December 18, 2022

The Board of Trustees performs an annual review of the technical, economic and legal policies in order to secure the sustainability and availability of the Sovrin Utility.  Advice is provided by the Sovrin Finance Committee, the  Technical Governance Board, the Sovrin Steward Council, the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group and is approved by the Board of Trustees https://sovrin.org/team/.    This annual review has led to two board actions:

BE IT RESOLVED that, in the context of an annual review of the economic policy, based on a proposal by the Sovrin Finance Committee to ensure accountability of transactions and approved by the Sovrin Technical Governance Board, all non-Sovrin internal Endorsers will be removed from the Sovrin BuilderNet Network, and that henceforth the network operate strictly for the internal use of the Sovrin Foundation for testing purposes.

BE IT RESOLVED that, in the context of an annual review of the economic policy, based on a proposal by the Sovrin Finance Committee to ensure accountability of transactions and approved by the Sovrin Technical Governance Board, the transaction authorization rules for the Sovrin Foundation Networks be updated to require that all transactions from authors be signed by an Endorser, including the “ADD” and “EDIT” transactions types: NYM (DID), ATTRIB, SCHEMA, CRED_DEF, REV_REG_DEF, and REV_REG_ENTRY.

These changes are scheduled to go into effect in 45 days, on Feb. 1, 2023.

Endorser actions needed:

Please contact support@sovrin.org if you have any technical questions.

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