Thursday, 17 January 2008
I was intrigued when I first saw OpenID and I put it on my watchlist. Closed logins systems like Google and Yahoo promote loyalty to the brand and as such I thought it would be a cold day in hell before one of these two behemoths adopted OpenID. What do you know! Yahoo will support OpenID from the end of January. Kudos and respect to somebody at Yahoo for this brave move.
I wonder if Microsoft will ever adopt OpenID. They used to have passport didn't they, which was a similar thing.
For the record I have got a Yahoo account as I think my ISP (BT) uses them for email and other services. My heart belongs to Google though.