DIDO Ecosphere Community is the highest level Community of Interest (CoI) that encapsulates DIDO Ecosystem Communities and DIDO Domain Communities. The Ecosphere usually provides high level requirements and some funding for the administration of the other CoIs. The Ecosphere role is to act as a coordinator of the Ecosystems and to provide a framework for all other CoIs to establish working agreements such as Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs). The Ecosphere is often the only CoI that is recognized as a Legal Entity with legally binding Charter, Bylaws and official Policies and Procedures. Often the Ecosphere control Intellectual Property Rights (IP) and allowable Copyrights that are acceptable for the Ecosphere and the Domain.
Source: Reference Architecture (RA)