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Subject: Re: [pki-tc] Microsoft contacts?

Thanks, Terry. That should get their attention!
Please let us know how it goes.

Take care,


leahyt@wellsfargo.com wrote:
> I'll give our Microsoft rep a call and see..
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Hanna [mailto:steve.hanna@sun.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 7:54 AM
> To: PKI TC
> Subject: [pki-tc] Microsoft contacts?
> Does anyone have good contacts at Microsoft? Peter Doyle
> and I have tried our contacts, asking them to review
> and comment on the draft PKI Action Plan. No response.
> Maybe somebody else will have better luck. I'd really
> like to have Microsoft on board for this effort, if
> possible.
> I have included below the main part of the email that
> I sent to Microsoft. Feel free to reuse any part of it
> (or not, since it didn't seem to work!).
> Thanks,
> Steve
> ------------
> You have probably heard that the OASIS PKI Technical
> Committee has been working on identifying the primary
> obstacles to PKI deployment and usage and figuring out
> how (or whether) they can be addressed. TC members include
> key PKI vendors and customers, lawyers, auditors, etc.
> Since Microsoft is a key player in the PKI area,
> I want to ask you to review our work so far,
> comment, and consider actively participating.
> PKI is a key technology that is important to all
> of us and our customers. Working together, we can
> ease its use. But without the support of Microsoft,
> these efforts will not be very effective.
> Here's the background information you need.
> Please let me know what you think.
> Thanks,
> Steve Hanna
> OASIS PKI TC co-chair
> ---------
> Background on the OASIS PKI TC's draft PKI Action Plan
> Over the summer, the OASIS PKI Technical Committee did
> two surveys aimed at identifying and understanding
> obstacles to PKI deployment and usage and how they
> could be addressed. Those surveys were quite successful,
> getting detailed responses from more than 200 people
> with strong PKI experience and expertise.
> After analyzing the survey responses, the OASIS PKI
> Technical Committee has prepared a draft PKI Action
> Plan, which we are circulating to gather feedback and
> support. In October, we are in confidential consultations
> with key PKI stakeholders (vendors, customers/users,
> standards groups, etc.). In November and December,
> we'll go out for public review (including all the
> folks who responded to the surveys). And in February,
> we hope to roll out the plan with support from all the
> folks we need to make it happen.
> The current draft of the PKI Action Plan is at
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pki/pkiactionplan.pdf
> It is only 7 pages, so reviewing it isn't too hard!
> Note that this is still a rough draft. One main
> change we plan to make in the next draft is
> to acknowledge more clearly that easing PKI
> deployment is not an easy problem. Lots of people
> have been working on it for many years and doing
> a very good job. We (the PKI TC) want to serve as
> a clearinghouse where vendors, users, standards
> groups, and others can agree on next steps. But
> we don't intend to supplant any of those roles.
> If you want to see the survey results, they're here:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pki/pkiobstaclesjune2003surveyreport.pd
> f
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pki/pkiobstaclesaugust2003surveyreport.
> pdf
> PLEASE keep all these documents confidential until the
> TC sends them out for public review in early November.
> Here are some questions you may want to consider while
> reading the draft Action Plan. Just a few things to get
> you thinking.
> Basic Questions:
> * Is this draft PKI Action Plan ambitious enough?
> * Is the plan too ambitious (not feasible)?
> * Does it properly identify the most critical problems?
> * Does it propose practical, but effective solutions?
> * How could the plan be improved?
> * Are you willing to help? If so, how?
> * Will you sign on as a supporter of the plan?
>   Will your organization do so?
> More In-depth Questions:
> * Who should be involved in executing the plan?
> * How can we contact, motivate, and involve them?
> * What is the relative importance of the action steps?
> * What resources will be required to achieve the specific
>   deliverables identified in the plan?
> * Is there work already underway or planned that will
>   address these issues?
> * How should this plan be coordinated among all the
>   relevant stakeholders?
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