There's movement on the UCosmic initiative. Mitch Leventhal writes,
I am writing to you at the very end of 2010 to announce some very exciting news. The UCosmic Consortium is now being formed. We will be publicly announcing the launch in the second week of January.
Since you or your institution has expressed interest in UCosmic at some point over the past several years, we are contacting you prior to our public announcement, in the event that you would like to be among our Charter members. The attached letter details the opportunity. Additional information can be found at www.ucosmic.org.