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Can Open Source and The Linux Foundation Jump Start The Internet of Things?

When you consider what kinds of technology revolutions might arise over the next seven to 10 years, does The Internet of Things come to mind? Probably not, but you've no doubt heard of the effort to give just about everything an IP address, a cloud connection, or some kind of bridge to the Internet, allowing you to control everything from when your plants get watered to heating and plumbing in your house. In December of last year, The Linux Foundation announced its Allseen Alliance initiative, billed as "the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the 'Internet of Everything' in homes and industry."

Since then, a lot of interesting thoughts have appeared about the impact of The Internet of Things, and how open source technology may be the key glue to bring it to fruition.

 

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