Higgins Project Charter

From IdCommons


Higgins Project Working Group


The primary purpose of this working group is to support the efforts of the Higgins project. Higgins 2.0 is a project to create an open source Personal Data Service (PDS) that let's you control how your personal data is shared with friends and organizations you trust. A PDS is a cloud-based service that works on behalf of you, the individual. It gives you a central point of control for personal information about a you. Things like your interests, contact information, addresses, profiles, affiliations, friends, and so on. A PDS is a place where you establish bi-directional data flows between external businesses and your PDS. Or between your friends' PDS and your PDS.


  • The Higgins Working Group will function according to the Identity Commons Principles
  • See Purpose And Principles.


The Higgins project operates under the practices of the Eclipse Foundation. We have a developer mailing list, hold weekly developer calls, and periodic face-to-face meeting. See the Higgins Projectwebsite for more details.

Requirements of Participation and How to Join

  • This working goup is open to anyone working on, using or furthering the adoption of Higgins.
  • See the Eclipse Foundation for information on participation.

Licenses and/or Restrictions on Usage of Work Product

Current Deliverables and Milestones

Current Meeting Schedule

Current Membership

  • Higgins is an open source project of the Eclipse Foundation. Participation is open to all.
  • Mary Ruddy and Paul Trevithick are the project co-leads.

Current Stewards Council Representative and Alternate

  • Mary Ruddy (Eclipse Higgins project, SocialPhysics)
  • Paul Trevithick (Eclipse Higgins project, SocialPhysics)

Current Links


Approved by the Stewards Council on February 8, 2008.