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cmd/go: rename Go Notary to avoid confusion with CNCF Notary #30835
#25530 proposes securing releases with a transparent log served by a service called a notary.
It's been pointed out to me that CNCF has a project called Notary, which turns out to be written Go, but of course is different from our notary.
This issue is to rename the Go notary service to avoid confusion with the CNCF Notary system. Because the notary is basically a giant
This probably won't happen for a few weeks at least. Happy bikeshedding!
Please not "ledger". It will lead to endless confusion as to whether we are using a blockchain or even issued a token (which should sound ludicrous, but look up how Namecoin works), and we don't have two columns and a balance anyway.
Auditors are third-party entities in a transparency log ecosystem, they are the ones that follow the log and make sure it's operated honestly.
I agree with "clerk", if anything because it seems to mean "they who keep records/notes/history".
We also have other words in that vicinity, like "scribe", "bookkeeper", "registrar", or "notetaker". Or perhaps even "historian", since it keeps a history of published modules.