Eclipse Updates Four Key IoT Projects, Launches a New One

Darryl K. Taft | eWeek | June 16, 2016

The Eclipse Foundation announced new releases of four open-source IoT projects to accelerate IoT solution development. The Eclipse Foundation, which has been leading an effort to develop open-source technologies for Internet of things application development, announced that the Eclipse Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group has delivered new releases of four open-source IoT projects the group initiated over a year ago. The four projects, hosted at the Eclipse Foundation, are Eclipse Kura 2.0, Eclipse Paho 1.2, Eclipse SmartHome 0.8 and Eclipse OM2M 1.0. These projects are helping developers rapidly create new IoT solutions based on open source and open standards.

"We are certain that the Internet of Things will only be successful if it is built on open technologies," Eclipse Foundation Executive Director Mike Milinkovich said. "Our goal at Eclipse is to ensure that there is a vendor-neutral open source community to provide those technologies." Eclipse IoT is an open-source community that provides the core technologies developers need to build IoT solutions. The community is composed of more than 200 contributors working on 24 projects. These projects are made up of over 2 million lines of code and have been downloaded over 500,000 times, Eclipse officials said.

Moreover, the Eclipse IoT Working Group includes 30 member companies that collaborate to provide software building blocks in the form of open-source implementations of the standards, services and frameworks that enable an open Internet of things. In addition to updating four of its existing IoT projects, Eclipse also proposed a new one. Eclipse Kapua is an open-source project proposal from Eurotech to create a modular integration platform for IoT devices and smart sensors that aims to bridge operation technology with information technology, Milinkovich said...