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Driving IoT and Edge Computing Innovation With Open Source

IoT and edge computing are high growth technology domains, with some super exciting and innovative open source technologies emerging to support a broad range of use cases. At the same time, proven technologies are being enhanced to meet the demands of modern IoT and edge applications. Across industries, open source is the predominant way innovation happens today.
This month, we look at how MQTT, an established Industrial IoT (IIoT) protocol, is continuing to evolve through the Sparkplug specification. We also introduce the concept of EdgeOps and the related projects at the Eclipse Foundation that enable this paradigm shift, while taking a closer look at what is required to maintain a successful open source project.
If you’re finding value in open source software from the Eclipse Foundation, we encourage you to keep participating in our community and work with project committers to help ensure long-term project success. 

Thanks for your support and thanks for reading!

Clark Roundy


Q&A: EdgeOps Technologies at the Eclipse Foundation

Frédéric Desbiens explains how EdgeOps differs from DevOps, why it’s essential for edge computing, and the EdgeOps technologies available today at the
Eclipse Foundation.

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Eclipse Paho and the Challenges of Project Maintenance

Ian Craggs takes you inside the Eclipse Paho project to explain why it’s so important for the individuals and enterprises that benefit from open source to help maintain the software.

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MQTT and the Sparkplug Specification: Enabling Edge-Driven, Best-In-Class Industrial IoT

Jeff Knepper looks at the origins of the MQTT protocol, the benefits it delivers, and how the Sparkplug specification is bringing new structure to this lightweight IoT messaging protocol.

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Committer Profile

Simon Bernard - Committer Since 2011

Simon Bernard describes the path he followed on the way from project contributor to committer, the careful balance committers must strive for, and the benefits for developers who become committers.

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Community Updates

Share Your Commercial IoT and Edge Experiences

Help the industry and our working groups focus on your top priorities for commercial IoT and edge solutions. Complete the 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey before Feb. 28.
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Eclipse Keyple™ v1.0 Java Now Available

Eclipse Keyple is the first open source API for contactless ticketing and access control. The v1.0 Java release allows the technology to be deployed on terminals with a distributed architecture.  Read More ->

Eclipse VOLTTRON™ in Real-World IoT Deployments

After starting life as an internal project at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the United States, Eclipse VOLTTRON is proving its value and versatility in a variety of IoT applications. Read More ->

Read the itemis Member Case Study

Learn how itemis is building its automotive industry business through Eclipse Foundation membership. Read More ->
All members are welcome to participate in our case study initiative. Contact if you are interested!

New Webinar Series: The Edge of Things

The first session in our new webinar series focused on IoT and edge computing is on March 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET, 17:00 CET, and will focus on the 2020 IoT Developer Survey results. 
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Save the Date: EclipseCon 2021

Reserve October 25-28 to attend EclipseCon 2021. This year’s event will once again be virtual, and will build on the success of EclipseCon 2020. Learn More->

New Project Proposals

Eclipse TRACE4CPS  maintains and evolves a visualization and analysis tool for the performance engineering of cyber-physical systems. It has a strong focus on industrial applicability. Read More ->
Eclipse CommaSuite defines a domain-specific language, and provides tools that support the description and analysis of component interfaces, including the allowed order of events exchanged between components, constraints on timing and data, and relations between interfaces. Read More ->
The OSGi Specification Project software specifications enable development, deployment and management of embedded, server-side, and cloud-native applications by using software modularity to vastly improve the evolution, maintainability, and interoperability of applications and infrastructure. 
Eclipse AQAvit is the quality and runtime branding evaluation project for Java SE runtimes and associated technology.  During a release, it takes a functionally complete Java runtime and ensures that all the additional qualities are present that make it suitable for production use.  Read More ->
The Eclipse Temurin project provides code and processes that support the building of runtime binaries and associated technologies that are high performance, enterprise-caliber, cross-platform, open-source licensed, and Java SE TCK-tested for general use across the Java ecosystem. Read More ->

New Project Releases

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