The mission of MMI is: To provide a comprehensive source of reliable and meaningful information about virtual worlds, and a single location for discussion and collaboration about key issues, including data interpretation, shared terminology, interoperability, and a venue for educating the public about the uses and future of the metaverse.
The goals of MMI and VWInterop seem sufficiently different that they probably need to be different organizations, but similar enough that we would probably have some overlap in membership.
MMI is currently setting up an advisory group, which I am hoping will meet virtually sometime in early November. Depending on how quickly VWInterop progresses, we could try to sort out organizational issues before or after that meeting.
If you are interested in MMI, drop a line to rjb9 (at) cornell (dot) edu. If you have thoughts about how MMI and VWInterop might collaborate, or carve out distinct spaces so as not to be redundant, please add to this thread.