Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Embedded Linux Conference, Day 2: Winners

Here's a postcard from the Embedded Linux Conference. The clear winners of this year are the Internet of Things (IoT) and drones. There was one talk about UAVs last year and this year they have an entire track. That's something of a 20x increase in talks on the subject. Some goes for IoT which in addition to its own track also scored two of the keynote talks.

One thing that really struck me is how much needs to be done in IoT. Panasonic announced that they are open-sourcing their existing software stack. Intel is headlining their efforts in the Open Interconnect Consortium which includes Cisco as a diamond member (the highest category). Everyone is happy to announce how many people are on board but during the panel discussion the emphasis was on interoperability. Something tells me Apple Homekit will start with a huge advantage: Interoperability guaranteed. Intel presented an interesting talk about IoT security but today that is more concept than implementation.

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