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Security formats survey - relating to trust work

From: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 14:58:49 +0000
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To: European Semantic Web <public-esw@w3.org>

As part of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory work on using semantic web 
technology to represent and model trust in open systems, a new document [1] 
is available for review.

This document surveys a number of security-related Internet protocols and 
suggests the beginnings of a framework for relating them to trust in open 
systems.  In internal discussions, we think that a development of this may 
be the introduction of contracts (and contract descriptions), with quality 
of service requirements, as a way of mapping the unspecified trust inputs 
into some kind of quantifiable (or describable) values related to risk 
management;  these in turn would be reflected in the policy descriptions 
that are part of the framework presented here.


[1] http://www.ninebynine.org/SWAD-E/Security-formats-20021202.html

Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 9 December 2002 09:54:40 UTC

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