UI terminology for calculated validities

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at hauke-laging.de
Tue Apr 22 12:56:52 CEST 2014

Am Di 22.04.2014, 12:25:04 schrieb Nicolai Josuttis:

> So the next question is:
> Is "trust a key" a valid term?

The better question is: "Is it a useful term?"

I consider this confusion a huge problem. I guess hardly anyone outside 
this list get these two concepts right. There is even an OpenPGP GUI 
which mixes up these two (claims to show trust but shows validity...).

Using "trust" for both cases is probably the best way to ensure that 
normal users will never understand this. I strongly advise against the 
use of the term "trust" in a validity context.

> If you don't like the term "trust a key" what else intuitive
> terminology do you suggest?

"consider a key as valid"

Crypto für alle: http://www.openpgp-schulungen.de/fuer/unterstuetzer/
OpenPGP: 7D82 FB9F D25A 2CE4 5241 6C37 BF4B 8EEF 1A57 1DF5
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