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Re: Updated data model specification document

From: Daniel Burnett <danielcburnett@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 10:52:53 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+Enjb+uhs6y_oZy_4iNHRf=SXNOaTruJYgWT8FvrB886gOd9g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 12:41 AM, Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
wrote:

> On 5/24/16 7:34 AM, Daniel Burnett wrote:
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>> Group,
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>> I have updated the data model specification draft based on last week's
>> discussion.  As before, the document can be found at
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>> http://opencreds.org/specs/source/claims-data-model/
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> For me, this reads well (the Abstract in particular), down as far as
> section 3.1, with one exception.
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> In the Abstract this sentence:
> "People are often able to establish trust by demonstrating that others
> have made valuable claims about their identities."
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> The word 'valuable' seemed wrong to me ... -- valuable to who, in what way?
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> I was expecting 'verifiable' there; is there a reason why it can't be used
> -- "verifiable claims about their identities". Or "checkable"
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> Or, if what you want to get at is the basis of that verifiability, then
> the respect or trust of the 'other', which is then bundled into the claim
> that they make, is the real source.
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> So maybe instead something like:
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> "People are often able to establish trust by demonstrating that respected
> others have made claims about their identities."
>

Good suggestion.  I have made this change in the document.

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> In section 3.1, I became hopelessly confused.
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> At first I was just confused, but I came back and tried that section again
> a few hours later, and now it's hopeless.  ;-) .


I'm sorry to hear that.  Feel free to ask questions or make suggestions :)


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