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Thursday, April 3, 2008

OASIS Open Reputation Management Systems (ORMS) Technical Committee

OASIS recently announced the formation of a new technical committee to
make it easier to validate the trustworthiness of businesses, projects,
and people working and socializing in electronic communities. The OASIS
Open Reputation Management Systems (ORMS) Technical Committee will
define common data formats for consistently and reliably representing
reputation scores. ORMS will be relevant for a variety of applications
including validating the trustworthiness of sellers and buyers in online
auctions, detecting free riders in peer-to-peer networks, and helping
to ensure the authenticity of signature keys in a web of trust. ORMS
will also help enable smarter searching of web sites, blogs, events,
products, companies, and individuals. Because the majority of existing
on-line rating, scoring and reputation mechanisms have been developed
by private companies using proprietary schemas, there is currently no
common method to query, store, aggregate, or verify claims between
systems. The different sources of reputation data -- user feedback
channels (product ratings, comment forms), online user profiles, etc. --
are each uniquely susceptible to bad actors, manipulation of data for
specific purposes, and spammers. ORMS will not attempt to define
algorithms for computing reputation scores. Instead, the OASIS Committee
will provide the means for understanding the relevancy of a score within
a given context.

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