I am thrilled to announce the Eclipse Board of Directors has formally approved the creation of the Eclipse IoT top-level project. This is an important milestone for our vision of creating an open source community that is creating the technology to power the Internet of Things (IoT).
Less than two years ago we created the IoT Working Group to start a collaboration between vendors that saw a need for a vendor neutral open source community. Companies like IBM, Sierra Wireless and Eurotech were instrumental in setting the vision. In those two years the community has grown to 15 different open source projects. We have developed a vibrant, innovative community that is delivering technology today. Due to this success, it was time to formally create a top-level project that would help guide and mentor the IoT projects. The creation of the IoT top-level project will allow us to grow and scale the IoT community to address the needs of the IoT industry.
The Eclipse IoT top-level project will be led by Jens Reimann (Eclipse SCADA project leader) and Kai Kreuzer (Eclipse SmartHome project leader). Both Jens and Kai have been great leaders in our IoT community and it is awesome to have them lead the PMC. If you would like to follow the working of the PMC please subscribe to their mailing list.
Moving forward, the new IoT top-level project will work very closely with the IoT working group. We are well on our way to fulfilling our vision of being the open source community for IoT.