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Re: Alternative terminology for "consumer"

From: Eric Korb <eric.korb@accreditrust.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:05:31 -0400
Message-ID: <CAMX+RnCT2STTPOS28oxAt3QAYt_YZC2Lk=fjbBi30EwmijUKcg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: "Varn, Richard J" <rvarn@ets.org>, "Stone, Matt" <matt.stone@pearson.com>, Kerri Lemoie <kerri@openworksgrp.com>, "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>, Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>, Jim Goodell <jgoodell2@yahoo.com>
+1 for "Holder" - Eric said, "I hold my credentials in my wallet". ;-)
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On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
wrote:

> On 03/30/2016 10:34 AM, Varn, Richard J wrote:
>
>> We call the actor about whom the claim is made an “earner” as they
>> earned the claim in some fashion  This may not work for all uses
>> descriptively but it has a positive sound to it.
>>
>
> It does have a nice positive ring to it for certain scenarios. However,
> it's true that it doesn't work for many cases, such as place of birth,
> age, citizenship, address, email, and so on (though I suppose you could
> argue that some of those may be "earned" in some sense!). I think
> "holder" is working for that actor for most people in the more generic
> case. But others can correct me if they feel differently.
>
> We use “consumer” for the one who uses an earner’s claim so plus one
>> there.  The source of the evidence for the claim is from the
>> “issuer” of the claim (this is where I really miss being able to say
>> credential).
>>
>
> I think we'll be able to say a credential is a set of verifiable claims.
> It's the container for claims.
>
>
> --
> Dave Longley
> CTO
> Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> http://digitalbazaar.com
>
>
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