I challenged the choice of the phrase “trust frameworks” to describe policy/technology frameworks that have the goal of creating networks of interoperability in the question and answer part of the NSTIC governance workshop. Jeremy Grant challenged me to think of a better name for “trust frameworks” and I think I found it…
So far everyone I have shared this with likes this new potential name.
* It is 2 words.
* It captures the heart of the intention behind their purpose – Accountability
* Accountability is achieved in these frameworks via both technology standards and policies that are adopted and audible.
* Trust remains an emergent property of these accountability frameworks.
* There can be real conversations by various stakeholders who may have different needs and interests about the nature of the accountability in different frameworks. They can look to see weather particular accountability frameworks are trustworthy from a particular point of view.
* It avoids the problem of talking about the “trustability of trust frameworks”.