The number of internet-connected devices is exploding but there’s still a big need for shared standards for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). IoTivity, an open source software framework, which has launched its Preview Release today, is one attempt to deal with that.
IoTivity is hosted by The Linux Foundation and will release a reference implementation of the IoT standards defined by the Open Internet Consortium (OIC), which has more than 50 members including Intel and Samsung.
The aim of the IoTivity framework is to provide a standard and open source implementation so devices and services will be able to work together regardless of who makes them.
As a Linux Foundation project, IoTivity is overseen by an independent steering group that will work with the OIC. Developers who want to get involved with the project can access RESTful-based APIs and submit code for peer review through the project’s Gerrit server. It will be made available across a range of programming languages, operating systems and hardware platforms.
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