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Glossary Again

From: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 22:29:20 -0400
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I just noticed the definition for certification.  Again, I think it's too 
limiting.  The one I would recommend (following up on my proposed 
validation definition)  is "acknowledgement that a validation was completed 
and criteria established by the certifying organization for issuing a 
certificate (or branding) has been met."  Again, this and the validation 
definition are the ones we've used at NIST and we've published in various 
places including the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering.


Mark Skall
Chief, Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division
Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8970
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8970

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Email: skall@nist.gov
Received on Thursday, 23 May 2002 22:30:27 UTC

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