The Linux Foundation launches IoT-focused open source EdgeX Foundry, Ubuntu-maker Canonical joins

The Linux Foundation launches IoT-focused open source EdgeX Foundry, Ubuntu-maker Canonical joins

By | April 26th, 2017
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Today, The Linux Foundation launches the open source EdgeX Foundry -- an

attempt to unify and simplify the Internet of Things.


														
							

The Internet of Things is gaining in popularity just as many pundits have predicted for years. Having a connected home is easy and cost effective, thanks to devices like Amazon Echo, WeMo lights, and Nest thermostats.

Unfortunately, while IoT is exciting, it can also be confusing and scary. Many devices do not work together due to fragmentation, and even worse, there can be security exploits that put the consumer’s home network at risk.

While many of the founding members are significant, Ubuntu-maker Canonical may be the most so. Mike Bell, Executive Vice President, IoT explains, “At Canonical we are obviously advocates of the open-source nature of the project and believe this will further enhance all players in the ecosystem to align to drive busine

What makes this initiative so important — besides its open source nature — is that it has the potential to make consumers safer. ss growth and further innovation.”

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Nisheeth Bhakuni