I have recently the official M2M council page. I’m a bit disappointed. I would have expected it to evolve into a lively portal. Instead of that, the page is rather static (HTML 1.0 level), and has a few links to external pages. This means that M2M will develop as an independent trial and error technology. I am not surprised, just sad. The iPhone is a great product, but is has been made great by the hundreds of thounsands of applications created by enthusiastic third perty developers. I think M2M is to pass a river. Where by boat or by ford, I do not know. What I know is that in absence o standards, a smart guy working in a garage, might emerge victorious. Could that be me ? you ? The future will answer.
One thing is sure: I keep working on some personal m2m project. If I make it, I will let you know.