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on 2015/1/15 12:35:23 (470 reads)
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IoTivity, an open source software framework providing connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its Preview Release. The IoTivity open source project will be hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, as a Collaborative Project.

IoTivity is an open source software framework that enables devices, products and services for the Internet of Things (IoT). The project plans to release a reference implementation of the IoT standards being defined by the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), which was founded in July 2014 and now includes more than 50 members. The standard and the open source implementation will help ensure interoperability among products and services regardless of maker and across multiple industries, including smart home, automotive, industrial automation, and healthcare.

The Linux Foundation hosts a variety of Collaborative Projects with an emphasis on code development. Open standards and specifications continue to play a fundamental role in software development, but common code bases are becoming the defacto way to accelerate innovation.

"The ability for devices and machines to communicate will unleash a whole new world of technology innovation. Open source software and collaborative development are the building blocks to get us there," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "IoTivity is an exciting opportunity for the open source community to help advance this work."

As a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, IoTivity is governed by an independent steering group that liaises with the OIC. The project is open to all and includes RESTful-based APIs. It is expected to be available in various programming languages for a variety of operating systems and hardware platforms.

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