Open market models reward good market behavior in a virtuous cycle. Having trust frameworks, trust framework providers, identity providers, relying parties, and assessors competing directly with each other for business means:
- More choice for users and websites about the policies that will apply to their interactions.
- Market pricing for services throughout the open identity infrastructure.
- Economies of scale as service standardization lowers costs for all parties.
- Diversity from head to foot of the “long tail”, which is especially important to preserve the diversity of contexts and policies necessary for a healthy online ecosystem…