|June Leung||Oct 6, 2004 12:28 pm|
|Subject:||Conference call tomorrow - Oct 7/04 at 3pm EST|
|From:||June Leung (June...@FundServ.com)|
|Date:||Oct 6, 2004 12:28:45 pm|
Here is a reminder that a conference call has been scheduled for tomorrow Oct 7/04 at 3pm EST.
Roll call Review PKI Forum resource page comments from PKI TC (attached at the end of the email) Burton group ROI doc Discuss budget 2005
Conference call info: 1800-211-9360 or 416-847-4608 code: 519452
*** Web site proposal comment from John Sabo:
I am fully in support of updating and expanding our PKI related information. In fact, our ability to provide strong resources for all aspects of PKI is a strength of our focus as a member section and the TC's efforts.
As I suggested on our conference call, I do not agree with the proposal that we eliminate extensive links ("link farm") and instead link to other "link farm" resources. As I understand this proposal, we would reduce the number of categories to those proposed in the attachment, and turn to other external Web sites for their links, and rely on their approach to organizing the information. I think this would be counter-productive to our educational and research goals, and our value as a major resource. Viewing our Web links and information as the "first stop" only and maintaining a relatively static page may be necessary at some point, but given our current budget situation, I believe we can afford a more comprehensive approach.
In fact, I believe it is to our benefit to think even more expansively about organizing our resources page than in the current PKI Forum resources page, and have annotated categories for PKI from legal, business process, security, Web Services, return on investment, vendor resources, case studies, technical interoperability, policy interoperability, hardware (including PKI on mobile devices, smart cards, etc.), and other more granular categories. I believe this would enhance the value of our Web page resources, and reflect our perspectives. For example, a set of categories could be associated with our subcommittees - costs, testing, etc. This approach would reflect our needs and interests and organized the way we believe is best, not that of another Web site.
It would take time and regular review to produce this kind of resource, but I believe it would be an excellent investment for the contractor we discussed hiring for this and other purposes. If at some point we were unable to manage the maintenance of the site, then we could scale back to a more modest approach as recommended.
***** Web site proposal comment from Sharon Boeyen
Thanks for the reminder.
The proposed structure looks quite reasonable.
In terms of content, I realize you have NIST listed, but the FPKI group itself might be another good link to single out because of the interest in their bridge structure. I'd suggest the following:
Also, I think the PKITS test suite (also from NIST) would definitely be worth singling out given that it is the ONLY conformance test suite for PKI clients.
June Leung PKI Department FundSERV Inc. 1730 130 King St W Toronto ON M5X 1E5 T. 416.350.2516 F. 416.362.6668