Monday, March 20, 2006
This first installment of GnuPG Glossary comes straight from sunny Cocoa Beach, FL. There are two versions of the same term that always give me and sometimes other developers that work very closely with GPG considerable consternation. The term trust is often used to both describe believing a key to belong to who it says it does as well as believing that person to be capable of verifying other's identities properly. More correctly, one should say that the key is valid and the owner is trusted for each of the respective concepts. Here's a reference with an example of each.