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5 open source IoT projects to watch in 2016

The IoT industry is slowly but steadily moving from a world of siloed, proprietary solutions, to embracing more and more open standards and open source technologies.
What’s more, the open source projects for IoT are becoming more and more integrated, and you can now find one-stop-shop open source solutions for things like programming your IoT micro controller, or deploying a scalable IoT broker in a cloud environment.

Here are the Top 5 Open Source IoT projects that you should really be watching this year.

  • #1 – The Things Network

    LP-WAN technologies are going to be a hot topic for 2016. It's unclear who will win, but the availability of an open-source ecosystem around those is going to be key. The Things Network is a crowdsourced world-wide community for bringin LoRaWAN to the masses. Most of their backend is open-source and on Github.
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What about you? What are the projects you think are going to make a difference in the months to come?

In case you missed it, the upcoming IoT Summit, co-located with EclipseCon North America, is a great opportunity for you to learn about some of the projects mentioned above, so make sure to check it out!

By Benjamin Cabé

Benjamin Cabé is a technology enthusiast with a passion for empowering developers to build innovative solutions. He has invented an award-winning open source and open hardware artificial nose that he likes to use as an educational platform for people interested in diving into the world of embedded development.
He is currently a Developer Advocate for the Zephyr Project at the Linux Foundation and lives near Toulouse, France, where he enjoys baking sourdough bread with the help of his artificial nose.

3 replies on “5 open source IoT projects to watch in 2016”

What are we talking about here?? NB-RF bearers (LORAWAN) mixed with m2m device management platforms (om2m) mixed with transport protocols (MQTT) data analytics (pick one)…these are not competing technologies…they all happen to be components that could be part of a complex solution that allows us to monitor, manage, control and analyse large amounts of data from disparate devices….and that includes EVERYTHING we can touch today …including social media…so maybe this discussion could focus more IOT in its true sense…and that is the aggregation of data acquired through m2m platforms instead of a fragmented approach. Next we will be talking about the 7 ways IOT can enhance the production of pancake making in emerging markets …yes…I am sure it can 🙂

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