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From: David Chadwick <d.w.chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:52:21 +0100
To: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <c7c02966-45e5-1d54-b5d4-2ab07a8370d9@kent.ac.uk>
I would like to suggest a change to the latest data model document
http://opencreds.org/specs/source/claims-data-model/

Specifically, the document abstract currently says

A TBD credential is a set of claims made by an entity about an identity.
A TBD credential may refer to a qualification, achievement, quality, or
other information about an identity such as a name, government ID, home
address, or university degree that typically indicates suitability.

The problem I have with this, is that the set of claims are being made
about an identity, rather than the set of claims actually being the
identity. In my opinion the above is in direct contradiction to the
first sentence of the abstract which says 'An identity is a collection
of attributes about an entity'.

I would therefore like to change the abstract to read

A TBD credential is a set of claims made by one entity (the issuer)
about another entity (the holder). A TBD credential may refer to a
qualification, achievement, quality, or other information about the
entity. A set of credentials forms one of possibly many identities of
the entity.

If this is agreed, then other similar changes will be needed throughout
the document such as:
a collection of digital TBD credentials that assert claims about that
identity.
TBD Credentials are associated with identities
etc.

regards

David
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