I just read:
It was NOT what I was expecting to hear out of MS based on all the buzz in the circles I move in. Is MS that split? can we trust them? Are they trying to 'play' us?
IMHO: They need us more than we need them. Given the choice I think people want an open, free, cross platform, secure ID platform. We have to not only make the choice available but make sure people kow they have a choice.