November 16, 2009, 6:26 pm
Over the next ten years, tens, and possibly hundreds of millions, of new platforms are going to be put into place in the United States as part of a new national infrastructure; an equal number will be installed in Europe (many are already being installed). The same may happen in other parts of the world as well.
Most of these platforms will be invisible in every day life, but together they are intended to play a major role in limiting green house gasses, lowering national dependencies on foreign oil, and capping, or even lowering, our otherwise perpetually growing demand for electricity. Many of these platforms, and perhaps most, will run Linux.
That is, if everything goes according to plan – and that plan relies in large part on whether we can develop, integrate, and implement an unprecedented number of standards in record time. Happily, that goal took a major step forward today in Denver, Colorado.