As the debate starts another time, people that were working in universities and other industries or centers are coming out of the bushes with their thoughts and proposals to advance the discussion and to get maybe the real Marshallplan one needs for EID going or started.
http://www.pieter.verhaeghe.be/ is such a researcher who has already added some comments to the discussion about the drupal EID module.
If you read the post before about EID and security than you will better appreciate the following comment by him
free quick translation : as developers will use more and more local application authentification (sic) instead of https tunneling and that government (without any security process or certification for the EID environment) will lose control and so will over time also the users as they won't be sure which EID environment is safe and which isn't
He has also some very interesting papers on his website, of which some are famous