There is a new site to promote open source “IT monitoring and network management” solutions. It appears to be an initiative from GroundWork. There are many very interesting open source projects in this area and anything that helps lower the cost of finding and filtering them is good. But when the GroundWork VP of marketing says, in an interview, that “this is the first attempt to really create a neighborhood for all these projects to be represented in that is truly neutral” it brings back to mind the Open Management Consortium, announced in May 2006 and apparently defunct (the WayBack Machine has not been able to snapshot the site since February 2008). Back in the days it billed itself as a way “to help advance the promotion, adoption, development and integration of open source systems /network management software”, which sounds pretty similar.
What happened to it and what will keep monitoringforge.org from meeting a similar fate?