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Re: Terminology poll (updated)

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:12:51 -0700
To: Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6d2640a6-8016-00eb-67c6-66045a4a4a78@sunshine.net>
On 2017-06-26 12:47 PM, Dave Longley wrote:
> On 06/26/2017 03:27 PM, Steven Rowat wrote:
>> The way the poll page is set up, the word we choose has to do for
>> both cases where the role is split and where it's not. I think Sharer
>> is especially not ideal when the Subject and the
>> Holder/Presenter/...Sharer are the same person.
> Interesting -- I tend to think it fits that case better, especially
> thinking of it in terms of how other types of information are shared on
> the Web. People typically "share" their own data on the Web.

This is interesting. Perhaps it's a generational thing? I'm old. :-)

I don't think of it as 'sharing' my data. I send somebody an 
attachment or a file or an email. If they ask me for something, I give 
it to them or send it to them. I don't share it with them.

> A Sharer may share Claims with a Verifier. For example, sharing your
> digital driver's license with a police officer.
> That sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

And again, I wouldn't share my driver's license with a police officer. 
I'd hand it over if they asked. If they emailed me asking for it, I'd 
send it to them. I wouldn't think of saying that I'd share it with them.

But you've convinced me that 'Sharer' should stay on the poll, since 
perhaps enough other people will want this usage.


>> The other main side of the split is if I'm authorized to be my
>> niece's legal guardian. The certificate that allows me that, the
>> claim, I can then be:
>> The Presenter of it The Holder of it The Sharer of it
>> Here they're closer, but again I'd prefer Holder.
>> To me Sharer doesn't convey the idea that there's authorization in
>> the Role to care for the Subject's data. I believe Holder does, and 
>> Presenter does but less so. Not so Sharer.
> The term "information sharing" is quite commonly used in relation to
> rights and regulations. I don't think saying that someone is the sharer
> of information fails to convey that there may potentially be some
> authorization requirements involved in the act of sharing.
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