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WordPress.com jumps on an OpenID bandwagon
today WordPress.com has become another OpenID Identity Provider, still isn’t an OpenID Consumer enabled service [yet?]
finally*, after Bill Gates has taken notice of, AOL has added support for (Server), Digg has announced they will support it, enhancement ticket on WP.org Trac, several topics in Ideas and number of in Support » Requests and Feedback section on WordPress.org and almost immediately after one more attempt trying to get an attention to the OpenID support has been made in the wp.com Ideas Forums, wp.com FAQ blog promptly reacts with post titled “What is OpenID?“, which is not only a mere explanation, but in fact is an announcement of implementing OpenID support as a Identity Provider (IdP) and at the same time is one of criteria meeting the requirements of the ‘OpenID Code Bounty‘ program.
that’s all really great, my sincere congratulations to the WordPress.com team on taking decision and time to implement this!
currently there are several plugins which makes a standalone WP installation an OpenID Consumer enabled service which I believe could be quite easily adapted for MU version of WP (WP.COM core is running on), that’s why together with Scott Kveton I share my hope for the coming WP.COM support of an OpenID Consumer (although, for some reasons I’m not so sure it’s going to happen as soon as Scott thinks).
*) judging by WordPress IRC meetups, it appears, Matt has been interested in the OpenID long since of May 2005.