Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Version 1.0”
Meaning, we have ‘SQL for ECM’. Now we can query (and update) any repository cross vendor, cross programming language. Alfresco (one of the contributors to the new standard) is one of the early (Open Source) vendors to provide the full set of features already. The 3.3 release of Alfresco is shipped with the approved 1.0 version, the 3.2 versions have been shipped with the latest version available at their release dates.
The standard is created as a joint effort of Microsoft, IBM, EMC, Alfresco, OpenText, SAP and Oracle, the bigger players in the ECM field. Hopefully all will stick to the standard and make life easier. I am looking forward to investigating Drupal on top of Alfresco using CMIS!