COSMOS – an open-source project for an SML-based systems management framework has been created at Eclipse. I am very excited about this project (yes that is correct, and I still work at Microsoft). This project will enable the open-source community to leverage the power of SML and it is a great example of how an emerging standard like SML can create better interoperability between vendor-proprietary and open-source software.   A quick look at COSMOS’ project creation slide deck reveals that it will deliver a framework for creation, display, and validation of SML models, and a framework for discovering data from real-world resources, populating models with discovered data, and persistence of models.