TROST: Open-System Trustworthiness

Project P050405 TROST 
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The original application for creation of the TROST Project on SourceForge was submitted and confirmed on Sunday, January 30, 2005.  The test for acceptance of project applications is the appearance of the project page on the SourceForge site.  That had happened by Tuesday, February 2, 2005.

Project Information

1. Submitter: orcmid

2. Project UNIX Name: trost

3. Project Descriptive Name: TROST: Open-System Trustworthiness

4. License: Other custom license (OSD-compliant Open Source)

5. Project Description:

The TROST Project creates Templates for Raising Open-System Trustworthiness. The templates comprise a framework for demonstration and assertion of software trustworthiness by developers, with verification fully available to administrators and end-users.

6. Registration Description:

6.1 The Project Aims:

6.2 Project Sketch:

Computer end-users find they must trust in the software that they use, having few means to directly appraise the steps taken to assure the trustworthiness of software that they employ. Although trust is a factor in the adoption of any software components for use, commercial adopters express concern about the authenticity, legality, and quality of software obtained from open-source distributions, especially when there is no distinct commercial organization that bears producer's risks and stands behind the software.

TROST consists of a framework and procedures used to incorporate trustworthiness assurance in the development and delivery of open-system software. With TROST, adopters can confidently establish:

The framework also identifies available tools for use in verification and assessment-confirmation procedures. A key principle is having each installable component be linked with the latest certifications asserted for it, accounting for the dynamic nature of trustworthiness.

6.3 Deliverables:

TROST materials are delivered as on-line documentation in web pages, help files, and printable documents (Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat).

The packaging of the software delivered in demonstration of the framework templates includes links to instructions for verifying the software and for locating all materials required to confirm the various certifications. There are on-line documents and help files that describe the certification and its limitations for each component of the delivered software.

A worked case will be applied to delivery of a reference implementation for an ODMA integration. This will be a production-quality reference implementation delivered under the ActiveODMA project on SourceForge. Specific application of TROST principles to that reference implementation will be carried out as a focused proof-of-concept. Other cases, with suitable customization of the overall framework, are expected to be applied by other developers as dictated by their interests.


1.00 2005-05-10-00:49 Transcribe the original to HTML for preservation here.
I want to add links and archive information, but I will make a new version for that and maintain an accountability pattern - orcmid
0.00 2005-05-06-22:58 Archive the text version and make HTML pretty-print of it.
The plaintext confirmation of the application received from SourceForge is archived here.  The text is edited using HTML formatting in the body of this note for easier reference and review.

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