The following is a summary of the Sovrin Foundation Mission Statement related text found on the Sovrin Foundation website.
M1. What is the Sovrin Foundation?
[Sovrin Foundation FAQ (https://sovrin.org/faqs/)]
The mission of the Sovrin Foundation is to create the Internet’s long-missing identity layer and provide a global public utility for digital identity to people, organizations, and things. The Sovrin Network enables you to personally curate and control your own collection of identity credentials by letting you selectively disclose your identity in a verifiable way.
M2. The Sovrin Alliance
[The Sovrin Alliance (https://sovrin.org/the-sovrin-alliance/)]
The Sovrin Network enables people, organizations or IoT devices to prove things about themselves to anyone or anything, peer-to-peer, using data that the other party can verify. When anyone or anything is able to trust who or what it is dealing with online, massive amounts of friction can be removed, user experience can improve, and the transaction processes can be simplified.
The Sovrin Foundation is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit entity that provides the business, legal, and technical support for the Sovrin Network. Charged with administering the publicly created Governance Framework for the Sovrin Network, the Foundation is committed to transparency and neutrality.
Using the latest identity technology standards called Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs), the Sovrin Network allows for digital credentials to be privately issued, controlled, managed, and shared using a security standard called Zero Knowledge Proofs. The growth of the Sovrin Network partly depends on contributions from an active and supportive open-source development community.
Identity For All
Integral to the mission of the Sovrin Foundation, is to ensure everyone — regardless of circumstance — has access to the Sovrin Network. The Sovrin Foundation’s I4A council partners with NGOs, civil society organizations, and other groups promoting more inclusive identification systems to help bring identity network technology to populations who may not otherwise be served.
The Sovrin Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to promote the concept of internet identity for all and to administer the Governance Framework governing the Sovrin Network, a decentralized global public network enabling self-sovereign identity on the internet. The Sovrin Network is operated by independent Stewards and uses the power of a distributed ledger to give every person, organization, and thing the ability to own and control their own permanent digital identity.
- Ensure everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to the Sovrin Network and the utility it entails.
- Support the infrastructure of the Sovrin Network by administering the Sovrin Trust Framework
- Lead the open-source community effort that develops and builds the Sovrin protocol and the code that embodies it.
- Recruit and assist Sovrin Stewards in operating the network
- Lead thought and action in the advancement and acceptance of self-sovereign identity and the network on which it is built.
M4. Sovrin Stewards: Helping create self-sovereign identity for all
[Sovrin Stewards: Helping create self-sovereign identity for all (https://sovrin.org/sovrin-stewards-helping-create-self-sovereign-identity-for-all/)]
The Sovrin Foundation’s mission is to provide people and organizations with access to self-sovereign digital identity, and it does this by building, administering, and promoting a global, decentralized, public identity utility called the Sovrin Network.