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Re: The role of trust in certification

This debate regarding "I use because I trust" vs "I trust because I used" is
interesting, but any hopes of resolution can only occur in a theoretical

In actuality, I feel we all do both, all the time.  For most things in life,
it goes more like "I trust because I need, and have no more information."
Then "It works, so I trust more, so I use more, so I trust more..."

In the realm of certification and PKI, this discussion can only be of value
if concrete examples are offered.  Then we all have something a bit more
definitive to shoot at;)

Hoping for some good targets;)


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