Trustless Computing re-conceptualizes the cybersecurity of any given critical IT system/experience as the by-product of the intrinsic resilience, accountability, and competency of organizational and cyber-social processes. It is “where the buck stops”: the ultimate point of failure and the source of all present and future trustwothiness of such body.
So therefore, the governance of the Trustless Computing Association (TCA) and Trustless Computing Certification Body (TCCB) (the new name of Association after initial funding), is the most fundamental concept of Trustless Computing. The current statute has been carefully conceived to maximize the chance its governance will be, and sustainably remain, extremely user-accountable, citizen-accountable, ethical and technically-proficient – in the long-term and under great pressures.
Trustless Computing Association is currently an Italian non-profit “associazione non riconosciuta” established in 2011, with headquarters in Via Francesco Vettori 39, 00164, Rome, italy. The statute prescribes this current and future governance:
Phase 1. Decision making power currently resides in the assembly of 3 members assembly of Roberto Gallo, Rufo Guerreschi and Vera Simsic Guerreschi. Within 3 months of the Swiss TRUSTLESS.AI Sarl raising CHF 700k or more, TCA will move to a non-profit in Switzerland with a suitable legal form, and change its name into TCCB, and transfer its governance to the new Permanent Governance, better described below.
Phase 2. TCA/TCCB Permanent Governance:
Decision making power will ultimately reside in the Assembly. Current members of the Assembly resign, and the Assembly will be made up of 35 or more individuals – compensated at generous market rates proportional to the expertise and profile – in the following percentages:
20% Ethical & Scientific Advisory Board, initially composed of TCA scientific advisory board. with some addition and removals.
15% Trustless Computing Association Board of Directors, where no delegated or shared board voting rights are to be allowed.
10% Providers & Channel Partners of TC-compliant client devices (“one person, one vote”, applies to institutional and enterprise users as well)
10% Active End-users of TC-compliant client devices (“one person, one vote”, applies to institutional and enterprise users as well)
15% Security or Defense Agencies of 2 or more nations with relatively high levels of civil freedoms and democratic accountability. Offered initially to current Association governance partners: Italy and Austria, and our new hosting country Switzerland.
15% Data Protection Agencies of 2 or more nations with relatively high levels of civil freedoms and democratic accountability. (Offered initially to: DPAs of Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria; and then to EDPS)
20% Random-Sampled Citizens, selected and self-managed according to the deliberative polling(™) method, by which random-sampled citizens are given an opportunity to self-educate about a matter and then deliberate. They will rotate every 6 months in alternate batches of 5.
A Board of Directors, of 5 or more people, lead by the Association Exec. Dir. Rufo Guerreschi and the other 4 members elected by the Assembly will be fully delegated by the Assembly until Phase 3 below.
Phase 3. Within 3 months have passed since a real-life scenario continuous deployment (or go-to-market) of at least 2000 Trustless Computing compliant client devices:
Random-sampled citizens and Pod users’ share of governance is proportionately increased on a quarterly basis by up to 150% as the number of users increases to 20.000. The decision-making power of the -other entities is decreased accordingly.
*All Association decision-making power reverts back from the Board of Directors to the Assembly.
*All voting must be performed via TC-compliant IT services, or state-of-the-art international certified in-person voting. Remote e-voting will be public to radically decrease the risk of becoming compromised.
*A new Ethics & Scientific Board is elected, half by existing members and half by the Assembly. Maximum term is 3 years.
Funding to date: The Association has been funded to date by about 45k€ of funding by EIT Digital and ECSEL JU to organize Free and Safe in Cyberspace event series., by Rufo Guerreschi, sweat equity by many many persons, and TRUSTLESS.AI Sarl.