Open Configuration Management

Last year IBM created the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration. It is also known as the OSLC. The group has defined their OSLC CM 1.0 specification. In essence it defines how to integrate with a change management system.

The OSLC is not specific to IBM's products. It is an open standard. However you can expect ClearQuest to conform to the standard. Maybe this can help me have some custom program interact and even control Clearcase on my box.

This reminds me of how Microsoft opened up a spec for tools to interact with Integrated Development Environments before. Their Visual Studio followed the standard and allowed developers to write plus ins. This seems like a promising move that will benefit all.