The IoT should be open source
For the last two years, I have been talking about why open source will be critical to the success of the Internet of Things. The current state of IoT/M2M is a lot of propriertary platforms and protocols. This can’t last and won’t win in the long term.
This week during a webinar about the new Vorto IoT project from Bosch, I saw the best illustration of why companies that don’t include open source in their product strategy will eventually fail. Check out this slide about the Bosch IoT Platform Strategy:
Bosch is one of the leading industrial companies in the IoT industry. They definitely get it and their analysis of the market is definitely worth considering. Consider each of their assumptions very carefully:
1. 2-5 major IoTS platforms (in next 5-7 years) – At the start of every new technology innovation there are lots of different platforms that are developed. However…
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