OpenID is blowing up!

This morning, the OpenID Foundation announced that Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign, and Yahoo! have joined as its first corporate board members. But don’t worry: OpenID.net was quick to note that the members are not decision-makers:

While the OpenID Foundation serves a stewardship role around the community’s intellectual property, the Foundation’s board itself does not make any decisions about the specifications the community is collaboratively building. (Emphasis theirs.)

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Well, we have an announcement of our own: We’re completely overhauling our OpenID registrar GetOpenID.com and expect to re-launch the site sometime in April 2008 — and we’ll do it on Drupal!

OpenID support for Drupal 5.x and 6.x is currently limited to clients. We plan to build a module to enable server-side support, allowing any Drupal site to become an OpenID registrar. The module will be released to the Drupal community under the GPL.

Viva free software and open standards!