I suggest ...

Make OpenID reliance a prerequisite for provision

The "support" for OpenID as a movement by net institutions like Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, etc seems disingenuous and self-serving to me. They'd each like the entire online lives of their users to revolve around their brand. Becoming an OpenID provider clearly furthers that. Becoming a relier (i.e. relying party), on the other hand, requires some degree of acceptance that their users don't want to be "owned" by them and that they won't be won over by marketing. (If only people could/would demand that the corporations they patronize act with at least as much emotional maturity as they themselves do. :-p)

Unless being a relier is made an explicit prerequisite for being a provider, I wouldn't bet on Google accepting Yahoo OpenIDs or vice-versa any time soon. I imagine a concern is that a requirement like this might discourage adoption of OpenID at all by some of the largest sites. But given OpenID's "selling" feature to end-users (unified identity), of what use is getting it accepted (on paper) sooner if in the process you compromise the practical ability of end-users to have only one of them!?

The big boys might have a staring contest for a while, but eventually they'll make back-room deals with one another. Make 'em use that game theory they learned about in B-school.

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