In a a new post to his blog today, Padraic Brady mentions a component of the Zend Framework that's fallen into the wayside in favor of a Zend-sponsored OpenID component, Zend_Service_Openid. Despite this setback, he still plans on helping with its resurrection, maybe just in a different form.
After posting some questions to the mailing list before adding any additional formal proposals, I have learned another OpenID library for the Zend Framework is also in progress within Zend.
The upshot of this, given it's a Zend sponsored library, is that I feel like there's little choice but to abandon my own version of a proposal for the framework. So it's status is "withdrawn" at this moment as is Zend_Service_Yadis, being a linked proposal. The library itself is not being abandoned, far from it as it has always been my intention to release it under a New BSD License and that plan is not wavering.
He talks about some of the thoughts going through his head of the choice that Zend made and how his library approached the OpenID authentication issues.