Re: Triplets on the Internet
Thomas B. Passin wrote: >> How do you identify the source, associate it with the content, and >> ensure >> that the content hasdn't been modified? The classic way of doing >> this is >> with digital signatures; anyone in semweb area planning on doing >> *anything* in this area? > > > Oh, yes, it is on some people's minds. Signed rdf files would be one > possibility, signatures that at least vouch for the supposed issuer of > some rdf could fit in, etc., but it's still early days yet. > Yep, fyi, Edd Dumbill has done a little guide to PGP-signing FOAF profiles . Note the caveat: [[ Of course, anyone can concoct a fake PGP key with your email address, just as they can lie about who was the |dc:creator| of a file. What makes the PGP signature useful is that PGP public keys hook into a web of trust, so you can decide how much you trust what a person with such-and-such a key asserts. ]] Signing alone almost certainly isn't the whole solution, but one piece in a greater puzzle. Cheers, Danny.  http://usefulinc.com/foaf/signingFoafFiles -- Raw http://dannyayers.com
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