the more they change ... or something.
It seems FaceBook Connect is the new Passport.
So would that make the 'O' (i.e. OpenID, OAuth, Open Social, etc) stack the new Liberty Alliance, i.e. advocating decentralized standards-based identity in opposition to a centralized & proprietary model?
This 'convergence' is for me an early Xmas gift of hilarious incongruity wrapped up in sweet sweet irony.