Imagine if the internet had been built as a closed ecosystem controlled by a small set of organizations. It would look very different from the internet we know and rely on today. Perhaps this alternate version would run on a pay-per-use model, or lack tools and services that have been developed over the years by […]
Tag Archives: Open Source
Learn all about the IoT Smart Sensor Array at Samsung Open Source Conference 2017, SOSCON
On the 25th and 26th of October 2017 in Seoul, together with Arkadiusz Włodarczyk I had the opportunity to represent Samsung Poland R&D at the SOSCON 2017. The main goal of this annual conference is to promote open source solutions and show how you can use them to improve the world around us. At SOSCON […]
How eero uses Akka to make the truly connected home a reality
Nest revolutionized the humble thermostat and in many ways made the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) part of the mainstream consumer tech conversation. Smart homes would have intelligent devices communicating among themselves and with the owner via a mobile app over the cloud. That’s the theory, anyway. In practice, even things like the fussy […]
Is the GPL the right way to force IoT standardization?
The Internet of Things has tremendous potential, but remains a mishmash of conflicting “standards” that don’t talk to each other. As various vendors erect data silos in the sky, what is actually needed is increased developer communication between disparate IoT projects. I’ve argued before that this is one reason IoT needs to be open sourced, providing […]
Google invites all to its Nest in Amazon IoT battle
Alphabet’s Google announced it has opened up its Internet of Things (IoT) protocol for its Nest systems, as competition with Amazon for smart home market share heats up. As reported by the Motley Fool, Google launched its first open-source foray for Nest’s Thread protocol, which paves the way for better connectivity between IoT devices from […]
Open wireless standards could chop city costs by nearly a third
Smart cities may look towards open wireless standards to save billions in Internet of Things (IoT) deployment costs. Choosing open standards could cut costs by 30 percent and promote more cities to utilize IoT, according to Machina Research. The market intelligence firm predicts that by 2025 smart cities may spend $1.12 trillion on deploying smart tech, […]
Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds
Open source is increasingly standard operating procedure in software, but nowhere is this more true than Internet of Things development. According to a new VisionMobile survey of 3,700 IoT developers, 91% of respondents use open source software in at least one area of their software stack. This is good news for IoT because only open source promises […]
IoT disrupts the Tour de France
In 2015, Dimension Data became the official technology partner for the Tour de France, the world’s largest and most prestigious cycling race. In support of their goal to revolutionize the viewing experience of billions of cycling fans across the globe, Dimension Data needed to analyze thousands of data points per second, from nearly 200 riders, across […]
How Node.js created a model open source community
Big Data Investors Put a Premium on Proprietary Software
Open source may be the foundation for big data, but it’s not the ticket to riches.
Open Collaboration Is The Future At MWC
The Latest News From The Linux Foundation
Three Reasons Why Open Source Will Have A Great 2016
It’s about so much more than giving code away.
Networks Should Embrace Open Source, Too
APIs and projects like OpenStack are key. (Sponsored post.)
A Look at Samsung’s Tizen Device Open-Source Releases
The Samsung Open Source Release Center web portal is the go-to site for downloading the source code for open source packages used in all Samsung products. That spans everything from TVs and cameras and mobile devices and printers and much more. The web portal is hosted at http://opensource.samsung.com/. To make effective use of the web site, […]
Open Source: Billions Upon Billions Of Free
Sure, it would cost a lot to pay to build Linux or Hadoop. That’s not the point.
Airbnb Opens Data, Machine Learning Code
Want to use the travel site’s software? Be its guest.
Podcasting On A Budget: How To Record Great Audio For Less
All you need is a little practice and the right tools.
The Irrelevance Of Open Sourcing Windows
Microsoft sees an open-source future for Windows. Does anyone else?
Apple May Have Just Killed An Open-Source Project
If you’re using (or contributing to) FoundationDB, you’re SOL.
Who’s Going To Run Node.js, And Why That Matters
The Node Foundation’s first decision could make it—or break it.