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,

    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

    VentureBeat: Valve is now a card-carrying member of The Linux Foundation

    Video game publisher Valve is taking its relationship with Linuxto the next level. The company is already using the open-source operating system as the backbone for its upcoming SteamOS platform, but now Valve is putting a ring on it and joining The Linux Foundation.

    GigaOm: Gamer fan fave Valve Software joins Linux Foundation

    Valve Software founder and CEO Gabe Newell has been pretty clear over the past year that Linux is a key platform for the company going forward.

    The Guardian: Valve joins the Linux Foundation in run up to Steam Machine console launch

    Valve is joining the Linux Foundation in the run up to the gaming giant's launch of its Steam Machine, a console based on the Linux open source operating system which the foundation exists to promote.

    Read more at The Guardian

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