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Re: Data model abstract

From: David Chadwick <d.w.chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:29:31 +0100
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <40a60b0f-337c-5bec-260c-79d129873bf5@kent.ac.uk>
Agreed that we need to wait until the final terminology is sorted out,
but we seem to be homing in on the same text/concepts

regards

David


On 12/06/2016 21:11, Manu Sporny wrote:
> On 06/12/2016 03:52 PM, David Chadwick wrote:
>> 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'.
> 
> Thanks for trying to help nail the terminology down, David.
> 
> Keep in mind that this language pre-dates the most recent discussions
> about terminology that we've been having. We should wait to change the
> definition until after the most recent terminology vote completes next
> Wednesday... but you're right, it doesn't quite hang together anymore.
> 
>> 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).
> 
> Close, but not quite accurate. This is more accurate:
> 
> A TBD credential is a set of claims made by one entity (the Issuer)
> about a Subject (which is often, but not always, a Holder).
> 
> You can view some of the more recent terminology attempts here:
> 
> http://w3c.github.io/webpayments-ig/VCTF/architecture/
> 
>> 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.
> 
> We'll have to wait on this one until after the vote closes next
> Wednesday. One option is to say:
> 
> A set of credentials forms one of possibly many /identity profiles/ of
> the entity.
> 
> -- manu
> 
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