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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Open source may be the foundation for big data, but it’s not the ticket to riches.
The Latest News From The Linux Foundation
It’s about so much more than giving code away.
APIs and projects like OpenStack are key. (Sponsored post.)
Sure, it would cost a lot to pay to build Linux or Hadoop. That’s not the point.
Want to use the travel site’s software? Be its guest.
All you need is a little practice and the right tools.
Microsoft sees an open-source future for Windows. Does anyone else?
If you’re using (or contributing to) FoundationDB, you’re SOL.
The Node Foundation’s first decision could make it—or break it.
As demonstrated by Amazon and Microsoft.
Giving away software offers way more benefits than hoarding it.