Linux Foundation, Panasonic, Qualcomm Form AllSeen Alliance
The initial framework is based on the AllJoyn open-source project, which was originally developed by and is contributed to the Alliance by Qualcomm.The Linux Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced the formation of the AllSeen Alliance, a consortium dedicated to advancing adoption and innovation in the "Internet of everything" in homes and industry. Technology research firm Gartner predicts the Internet of things--based on the idea that devices, objects and systems can be connected to enable sharing of information and coordinated and intelligent operations across all of them--will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. The initial framework is based on the AllJoyn open-source project, which was originally developed by and is being contributed to the Alliance by Qualcomm Innovation Center, and will be expanded with contributions from member companies and the open-source community. Specifically, products, applications and services created with the AllJoyn project can communicate over various transport layers, such as WiFi or power line or Ethernet (PoE), regardless of manufacturer or operating system and without the need for Web access.
The alliance hosts and advances an industry-supported open-software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology with contributions from partners including LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image and others.