This story initially miscast some background information on the DMTF.
The Desktop Management Task Force announced the release of version 2.0 of the Common Information Model (CIM), a base specification that governs how systems and application management information can be shared. The latest version is expected to be formally adopted by the DMTF next month.
As reported by CNET, the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF) announced a subcommittee to deal with issues related to the July Web-Based Enterprise Management initiative and resulting HyperMedia Management Schema. The committee will address three parts of the underlying common information model for a Web-based management protocol: rules, categories, and definitions (or naming). A DMTF chairman said the basic rules should be completed early next year, other portions will follow. Products based on the resulting protocol aren't expected to hit the streets until 1998. Proprietary implementations will dominate until then.