News: France Telecom offers OpenIDs to all of their subscribers

Today France Telecom has announced at Digital Identity World today that all Orange broadband subscribers now can use FT-hosted OpenIDs. This makes FT the first major telco to support OpenID.

I’ve known about this project for a while; I had the first discussions about this with them more than two years ago. It’s great that it finally goes on-line. It’s about 40,000,000 subscribers!

If there is any more doubt that OpenID matters beyond Silicon Valley, this announcement should put it to rest.

Congratulations to Ariel and all the FT/Orangle people who had a hand in this!