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Re: World Wide Web of Trust

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:57:18 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLd9e7Cs=a1Ri4_-QtpcHyvHNqhfk8Ue7KwD+ttogT5Bg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
Cc: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, public-xg-webid XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org
On 21 December 2011 11:49, Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk> wrote:
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> On 20 Dec 2011, at 16:50, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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>> On 20 December 2011 08:26, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
>>> Some time ago we were criticised for taking on the word "Web of Trust" which is confusing as it has been taken
>>> up by GPG people. I suggest that when this issue comes up we can now distinguish our version's full name as
>>> being a World Wide Web of Trust . Something we could use in the spec perhaps .
>>
>> Pointer to the criticism? †I had always considered WOT to a more
>> generic idea, that could be expanded to the web.
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> WoT is definitely generic, though PGP popularised it. Thawte also used WoT for its X.509-based 'community' notarisation initiative; Iím sure there have been others.
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>> I do like the term "World Wide Web of Trust". † WWWOT?
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>> I also wonder, Is a GPG key an IFP? †Is it a URN?
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> No reason why you couldn't express a key (either by full fingerprint, or the truncated fingerprint that PGP uses as a key ID, or the whole key itself) as a URN. I don't think anybody's specced it to date, but it wouldn't be especially difficult once you've settled on what exactly would constitute the 'name'.
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> (Note also that that an RSA or DSA key used to create/encapsulated within a WebID certificate can also be expressed as a PGP key...)

Already done, my OpenPGP key is the same as my WebID using:

https://svn.java.net/svn/sommer~svn/trunk/misc/FoafServer/pgpx509/src/net/java/dev/sommer/foafserver/utils/PgpX509Bridge.java

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