→IV. DEFINITIONS/KEY TERMS
* Badge - The core currency of exchange. A single credential demonstrating a skill, achievement, quality or affiliation.
* Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) - Open infrastructure technology to support independent Badge Issuers, Display sites as well as the reference implementation of the Badge Backpack. Includes the Metadata Spec, APIs, Verification Framework and Badge Backpack.
** Badge Backpack - The core authorized data store and management interface of Mozilla’s reference implementation of the Badge Backpack. Each Earner has their own Backpack where all their badge data is stored.
** Metadata Spec - The definition of what makes up a badge. Each badge is a chunk of metadata that describes the badge, including badge name, image, description, criteria URL, Issuer, etc.
** Badge Baking - Embedding the JSON blob into a PNG file to make a fully robust, portable badge (with all of the metadata embedded)
** Issuer - Organization, consortium or individual who issues badges into the OBI.
** Displayer - Website run by an organization, consortium or individual, that pulls badges from the OBI and displays them for an Earner. Displayers could range from social networking sites like Facebook or career social networks, to job search/application sites to personal blogs or sites.
** Endorser - An organization, consortium or individual who “endorses” a badge by signing it with their private encryption key. Trusted third party signers may emerge.
== B. Issuer ==