ISSUE-13: Develop a logic of trust


Develop a logic of trust

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Henry Story
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It would also be good to have a serious logic of trust.

This cannot be a deliverable, as it is certain to be a huge academic undertaking. But one could start
with some very useful rules of thumb. With enough such rules one could start to work out what a minimal trust logic is going to be.

So say I trust <> and his close friends for a particular task, or to access certain specific resources. Someone logs into my server I don't know, proving he is<> with a claim in his Profile that

<> owl:sameAs <>.

Should I believe it? Well not like that, if I care at all. But if

<> owl:sameAs <> .

Then that is confirmation.

And if it happens that <> (the document) states that

@prefix rel: <>

<> rel:closeFriendOf <>.

Then I have confirmation of the relationship I need to give access.

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