Specmaniacs and other eRM & OVM users,
Today we offically released the eRM 3.0, er, we mean the "OVM e" library as an open source library: Cadence Enhances Verification with Greater Flexibility
As you also may recall, in parallel Cadence has already donated to the IEEE 1647 Working Group all of the remaining language technologies that underpin eRM that didn't make it into the original IEEE 1647-2006 or 1647-2008 update to the standard.
The bottom-line(s): A - Now you can deploy a single methodology using the OVM and take advantage of compliant verification components and testbenches in any of the three IEEE-standard languages used for verification and modeling.
B - The e language is as open and free as an eagle soaring above the Alaskan tundra; or as free as a Harley rider cruising down Route 66; or [insert your favorite metaphor for freedom and wide open spaces here].