News - 2013

Computerworld: Home appliance makers connect with open source 'Internet of things' project

Home appliances, cars and computers could soon be talking to one another thanks to an open source framework that has the backing of consumer electronics manufacturers in a new industry alliance.

The AllSeen Alliance is supported by the Linux Foundation. Its members include Cisco, D-Link, Haier, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Panasonic and Sharp.

FastCompany: A New Alliance Will Let "Internet of Things" Devices Talk to Each Other

The Internet of Things has huge potential to shape the world we live in, but as more "smart" devices make their way into our homes

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  • The Verge: One standard to sync them all: AllSeen Alliance forms to accelerate Internet of Things adoption

    Eighteen months ago, Qualcomm SVP Rob Chandhok succinctly explained why the internet of things was failing. Instead of working together, manufacturers designed their smart televisions and appliances to only communicate with their own proprietary applications. Instead of building an ecosystem of devices that could talk to one another, they only built for themselves.

    TechWeekEurope: Valve Joins Linux Foundation Ahead Of SteamOS Launch

    Software and video game developer Valve has joined the Linux Foundation ahead of the launch of its Linux-based operating system SteamOS,

    Ars Technica: Valve joins the Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

    Following the official unveiling of its Linux-based SteamOS back in September, Valve has announced that it is joining The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit group of companies and individuals devoted to promoting and advancing the open source community.

    Read more at Ars Technica

    All Things D: With Steam Machines on the Horizon, Valve Makes Its Linux Love Official

    “Gabe Newell is the Steve Jobs of the gaming industry.”

    That’s Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, praising the managing director of Valve. It’s not an uncommon sentiment — Newell’s games studio, which he co-founded in 1996, frequently earns comparisons to Apple by way of its rabid fans and quality-over-quantity philosophy.

    Read more at All Things D

    Engadget: Valve now a card-carrying member of The Linux Foundation, 'one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming'

    In case Valve's multi-tiered investment in Linux gaming weren't clear enough fromSteamOS, the Steam Controller and Steam Machines, the company's also joining the ranks of The Linux Foundation membership.

    The Next Web: Valve joins the Linux Foundation as it prepares its Linux-powered Steam OS and Steam Machines

    Valve, creator of the Steam gaming platform and a video game studio and publisher in its own right, is the latest company to join the Linux Foundation – a nonprofit organization tasked with nurturing and advocating the open-source operating system.

    Forbes: Valve Has Joined The Linux Foundation

    Valve’s love affair with open-source operating system Linux has been steadily growing throughout 2013. In February, Valve released its Steam platform for Linux. In May, it released some of its most popular games for the platform.

    PC World: Open-source gaming ahoy! Valve joins Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

    In a move that could add momentum to game development on Linux, game maker Valve has joined the Linux Foundation and will contribute tools for developers to work with its SteamOS.

    Read more at PC World

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