Like children growing up and not wanting to share their toys, ALM tools have often keep their artifacts to themselves. This caused limited choice and closes the world the tools' user can easily provide a seamless experience when navigating and working with disparate resource types. We'll explore patterns in how ALM tools have evolved, both from the perspective of the developer and what they are looking to achieve and also the producers of these tools. Then we'll show how new practices such as RESTful Web APIs allow the flexibility and loosely-coupled nature needed for resilient integrations. Then we'll hit on real world scenarios where it highlights the importance to have a consistent way to both expose these APIs and the data models they work with. Next we'll explore various standardization efforts such as Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) and Linked Data that filling this need, as well as how open source projects such as Eclipse Lyo and OSLC4Net help enable this.