Friends of Eclipse,
Eclipse is an open source community that benefits millions of developers around the world each and every day! During the month of September, we are asking you to give back to our wonderful open source community. All donations will be used to improve Eclipse technology. Your contribution counts!
We thank you for this gesture, and for giving back to our community.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) are becoming important trends in the technology industry. The potential to connect sensors, actuators and a wide range of devices opens up an enormous opportunity for creating new types of solutions and applications in almost any industry. However, the current state of the IoT industry is characterised by closed proprietary solutions that limit interoperability between solutions and lock customers into a particular technology. If the Internet of Things is going to be successful it needs to be built on the principles that made the Internet successful – open standards and open source software.
At Eclipse we are creating an open source community that will provide the open source building blocks for creating an open and interoperable Internet of Things. The Eclipse IoT community provides open source projects that developers can use to build their IoT solutions. The focus is on providing 1) open source implementations of popular IoT standards, 2) frameworks and services required for building IoT solutions, and 3) tools required by IoT developers.
The first Eclipse IoT project started in November 2012. We now have 12 different open source projects targeting IoT and M2M. Here is a quick tour of these projects.
IoT is an exciting new area for software developers. New hardware platforms like Arduino, BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi makes it easy for developers to experiment with new solutions. Now is a great time to experiment with our open source projects. Use them to build new IoT solutions, and perhaps start the next project. An open source IoT community is what will drive the innovation in the IoT industry. We invite you to join us.
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