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Re: [Auth]Authorization Certificates

From: Adam Theo
Subject: Re: [Auth]Authorization Certificates
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 03:32:45 -0400

Werner Koch wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2001 15:22:00 +0200, Norbert Sendetzky said:
> > That's the way PGP/GPG does!
> > It's secure, already there and has been proven over a long period of time.
> The WoT does only work in a group with similar interests and won't
> work for large scale business like selling stuff over the web.  It
> relies on mutual trust which is nothing you can expect in a group of
> merchandiser.  The WoT has a lot of flaws which inhibits its use in a
> large network.

hello, and thank you for the comment.

I can understand your belief that a WoT can only work with individuals
with similar interests and community, but I must suggest this is not
neccisarily the case, if done intelligently.

I understand it is important to recognize the differences, and therefore
differences in requirements, between different types of 'entities' in a
WoT. trying to treat all of them the exact same way will only lead to
confusion and a system which does not accurately describe 'trust' or
help users use the system.

But by keeping in mind, and designing for, these differences in needs
and natures of entities, I think we can create a WoT that really works.

I am working on an example, but it might be a few days.

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