[gin-auth] Draft AUP for the GIN VO
Kelsey, DP (David)
D.P.Kelsey at rl.ac.uk
Tue Sep 12 10:35:09 CDT 2006
I think this looks a very good draft. I am pleased to see that the EGEE
words were useful.(By the way, I am sorry that I was not able to attend
the GIN-CG meeting yesterday as I had a clash here at OGF)
Your two additional paragraphs seem reasonable and useful.
1. I assume the "When in Rome" clause (3 words) will disappear? :=)
2. The statement "Members of the VO are responsible for ensuring that
their use of the GRID is consistent with all other applicable policies."
is a difficult one. We argued long and hard about such a sentence in
EGEE and decided to leave it out. The problem is that you this
immediately leads to the question - where does a user find these other
How about something like "Members of the VO in their use of the GRID
must respect all other applicable policies and if they become aware or
are informed that their use is in contravention of any such policy they
must immediately cease the activity"?
Its not perfect, but I think you can see the thrust.
Dr David Kelsey
Particle Physics Department
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, DIDCOT, OX11 0QX, UK
e-mail: D.P.Kelsey at rl.ac.uk
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> Here is my promised draft of the AUP for the GIN VO.
> It is included in plain text below, and also attached as a
> Microsoft Word document.
> The text is modelled on the examples from EGEE provided by
> Dave Kelsey. As discussed on the gin-auth list, in contrast
> to EGEE, we have a single AUP for the VO, instead of separate
> AUPs for the VO and GRID. I have tried to keep the wording as
> close to the EGEE model as possible, since that wording is
> proven to be acceptable to a large community. The preamble is
> modelled on the sample VO AUP from EGEE, while the numbered
> list of conditions of use is very close to the GRID AUP. I
> placed the "when in Rome" and "reasonable use" clauses in the
> pre-amble in order to preserve this similarity. However, I
> have departed from the EGEE wording in some areas for clarity
> or to avoid reference to things that don't exist in GIN.
> Note that clause 3 refers to "the incident reporting
> locations specified by the VO". I've left that in because it
> seems right to have it. But it means that we need to specify
> these incident reporting locations.
> Now is the time to quibble over the precise wording.
> Acceptable Use Policy for the GIN VO
> This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) applies to all members of
> the GIN Virtual Organization, hereafter referred to as the
> VO, and covers all usage under the auspices of the VO of the
> resources provided to it. These resources are hereafter
> referred to collectively as the GRID. The chairs of the GIN
> Community Group (GIN-CG) of the Open Grid Forum own and give
> authority to this policy. The goal of the VO is to conduct
> interoperation efforts among production Grid projects in
> fulfilment of the GIN-CG charter
> When in Rome: The major Grid projects and others who are
> providing resources to the VO, hereafter referred to as the
> Resource Providers, do so under various legal and policy
> constraints that may be peculiar to their organisational,
> regional, national or Grid affiliations. This AUP implies no
> waiver of any other policies or conditions that the Resource
> Providers may impose on the use of their resources. Members
> of the VO are responsible for ensuring that their use of the
> GRID is consistent with all other applicable policies.
> Reasonable Use: The Resource Providers have agreed to donate
> resources to the VO on the understanding that the resources
> will be used for testing, monitoring and proof-of-concept
> experiments involving trial applications. Larger scale usage,
> such as might warrant the description production work, does
> not constitute reasonable use and MUST be cleared with the
> Resource Providers concerned through their normal channels.
> Members and Managers of the VO agree to be bound by this
> Acceptable Use Policy and any other applicable policies of
> the VO or the Resource Providers, and to use the GRID only in
> the furtherance of the stated goals of the VO.
> By registering with the VO as a GRID user you shall be deemed
> to accept these conditions of use:
> 1. You shall only use the GRID to perform work, or transmit
> or store data consistent with the stated goals and policies
> of the VO and in compliance with these conditions of use.
> 2. You shall not use the GRID for any unlawful purpose. You
> shall not attempt to breach or circumvent any GRID
> administrative or security controls. You shall respect
> copyright and confidentiality agreements and protect your
> GRID credentials (e.g. private keys, passwords), sensitive
> data and files.
> 3. You shall immediately report any known or suspected
> security breach or misuse of the GRID or GRID credentials to
> the incident reporting locations specified by the VO and to
> the relevant credential issuing authorities.
> 4. Use of the GRID is at your own risk. There is no guarantee
> that the GRID will be available at any time or that it will
> suit any purpose.
> 5. Logged information, including information provided by you
> for registration purposes, shall be used for administrative,
> operational, accounting, monitoring and security purposes
> only. This information may be disclosed to other
> organizations anywhere in the world for these purposes.
> Although efforts are made to maintain confidentiality, no
> guarantees are given.
> 6. The Resource Providers, the VO and the GRID operators are
> entitled to regulate and terminate access for administrative,
> operational and security purposes and you shall immediately
> comply with their instructions.
> 7. You are liable for the consequences of any violation by
> you of these conditions of use.
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