July 8, 2014

An Open Source Community for Internet of Everything Interoperability

Today a small group of companies announced an effort to address IoT interoperability. We are happy to see our industry peers affirming the goals and objectives the AllSeen Alliance made six months ago about needing a common interoperable language for the Internet of Everything. The opportunities and complexities inherent in this major industry transformation are great, and it will take all of us to build the future of ubiquitously connected devices.

The AllSeen Alliance was formed to overcome the interoperability challenges impeding the Internet of Things. One of the greatest things about open source is the ability to collaborate across company lines and industries, and this initiative has really demonstrated the power of open source to advance technologies and enable change.   The initial contributions of the AllJoyn open source project to the Alliance just 6 months ago have already undergone many transformations and improvements thanks to various members of the Alliance and the open source community. And there are many more features and advancements on the roadmap that Alliance members are actively working on. From QEO’s Data-driven APIs and security enhancements contributed by Technicolor, to new lighting service APIs and connected lighting framework from LIFX, to a new gateway agent from Affinegy, software update services from Red Bend and upcoming smart home gateway from Haier, the AllSeen Alliance’s hosted open source project is evolving at unprecedented speeds.

Our Alliance has quickly evolved to total more than 50 organizations from all over the world representing a broad stroke of industries. We joined forces under a shared belief that a common, universal framework created through collaborative development was the only way to move this market forward. And we all share a vision that working together we can do more and be more successful than working on our own.

--Liat Ben-Zur, Chairman of the AllSeen Alliance

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