: Heiko Hebig reports a new movement to create a cross-blog, open standard for comments [the link's in German]:
Nico Lumma initiated a discussion among German weblog hosts to unite under an Open Blog Comment Alliance. The goal is to design and operate a central service (in many ways similar to MS Passport) to allow single sign-on comment posting across the blogosphere; for convenience, digital identity control, comment tracking across multiple sites, follow-up tracking, spam control, etc. Hopefully the 20sixs and twodays will join the effort. Through an open API the service should be able to communicate with MovableType, Radio, and any other weblog system. Change for the better.