interesting perspectives on CMDBf from Van Wiles here. Key quote: "can you market these adapters without a common data model"? That is the rub, as I've been saying. However, one thing his post points out is that a market space for third party vendors is being opened up here. Metaintegration should take note, as CMDB interoperability will be a very similar challege to CASE tool interoperability.
More reinforcement from William Vambenepe here. Quotes:
Even if it works perfectly at the query level, it will just hasten the time when developers run into the real problem, model interoperability. CMDBf doesn’t help at all with this.... the real, hard, underlying problem is a problem of semantic integration.
And, I share his view that Semantic Web is probably the right road for enabling semantic integration.