[WG-UMA] Definition of "Trust" (borrowing from TCG)

Thomas Hardjono identity at hardjono.net
Thu Mar 3 12:27:01 EST 2011


Folks,

I would like to suggest that UMA use the narrow term of "trust"
(technical trust) following the one used by the TCG (the people that
made the Trusted Platform Module).

- "Something can be trusted if it behaves in an expected manner for a
particular purpose".

- It is safe to trust something when:
     (it can be unambiguously identified)
   & (it operates unhindered)
   & ([the user has first hand experience of consistent, good,
behaviour] || [the user trusts someone who vouches for consistent,
good, behaviour]).

Note that there is a distinction between "technical trust" and "social
trust".

/thomas/





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