"In one of the most significant moves yet in the growing push
toward service interoperability on the Web, tech giant Yahoo
announced Thursday that it is supporting the OpenID 2.0 standard
for a universal Internet log-in.
"No matter what your views of Yahoo's current stability may be,
this is undoubtedly a big victory for OpenID. Not so long ago, the
protocol was considered a dot-com/futurist pipe dream. OpenID was
created by Web 2.0 guru Brad Fitzpatrick, who founded LiveJournal
and was brought on board at Google last year as one of the most
prominent players in its OpenSocial developer initiative..."