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The Linux Foundation Launches IoT-focused Open Source EdgeX Foundry (betanews.com) 33

Reader BrianFagioli writes: Today, The Linux Foundation launches the open source EdgeX Foundry -- an attempt to unify and simplify the Internet of Things. The Linux Foundation says, "EdgeX Foundry is unifying the marketplace around a common open framework and building an ecosystem of companies offering interoperable plug-and-play components. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX can quickly and easily deliver interoperability between connected devices, applications, and services, across a wide range of use cases. Interoperability between community-developed software will be maintained through a certification program."
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The Linux Foundation Launches IoT-focused Open Source EdgeX Foundry

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  • I love the concept of IoT, but I hate how its implemented in most things. I don't need accounts, cloud services, statistics, blahblahblah.

    So I just roll my own. It's fun and educational. About to start hacking horizontal blinds with motors now ;)

    • About to start hacking horizontal blinds with motors now

      What brand/model?

    • I love the concept of IoT, but I hate how its implemented in most things. I don't need accounts, cloud services, statistics, blahblahblah.

      So I just roll my own. It's fun and educational. About to start hacking horizontal blinds with motors now ;)

      This is a good point. There is no reason IoT shouldn't be private. Manage them from your iPhone or Android or Lumia by all means, but there is no need to have a gmail or outlook.com or icloud account. Maybe have a private server at home, which manages all the IoT devices, and have a way of remote logging into that from outside - maybe from an iPad. That is all that's needed.

      There is no reason for the world (read: businesses) to know that you're out of butter, or prefer Corbett Canyon to Robert Mondavi

  • EdgeX Foundry is unifying the marketplace around a common open framework

    Isn't that what POSIX is for? If you write your code for POSIX, it'll run on almost anything.

    • Nobody writing code on Linux cares about POSIX. Try and compile something on a different architecture or platform and see how far you get.

      • Everyone not a complete beginner knows about POSIX, and that complying with it from the start is not hard and will save you portability pains in the future. You'd need to be some node.js bozo or a systemd coder to ignore that (yes, Lennart WONTFIXes header inclusion patches).

        • The fact that Lennart refuses to make his code anywhere near POSIX complaint is perhaps his one redeeming factor. It just means his projects will be easier to kill. ;)

        • POSIX never did much for portability, despite its name. There is a reason software written for Solaris didn't seamlessly recompile for other Unix platforms, and it wasn't until Linux (and BSD) arrived as a common cross-platform OS that this was possible. Or else, other Unix vendors would have been pretty competitive w/ Sun on marketshare
      • And still the majority of open source software on Linux compiles just fine under both Solaris and BSD (I cross compile for those all the time).
    • EdgeX Foundry is unifying the marketplace around a common open framework

      Isn't that what POSIX is for? If you write your code for POSIX, it'll run on almost anything.

      What is the status of POSIX these days? It's been decades since the IEEE defined it, and we had 2 or 3 generations of UNIX wars (AT&T vs UCB, Sun vs OSF and Linux vs BSD). We also have Open Group define whether any OS is Unix certified or not, and the only living ones that I know of that are so certified are OS X, Solaris, AIX and HP/UX. Of these, only the first is still healthy and developing, while the others are as legacy as Mainframe OSs, like OS/400.

      The other thing about IoT: doesn't it automa

  • ... that should not be on the internet.

  • So, exactly which part of this thing is a "foundry"? Also, obligatory XKCD: https://xkcd.com/927/ [xkcd.com]

IOT trap -- core dumped

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