Richard Adhikari of Linux Insider reports, "The Linux Foundation on Tuesday announced the formation of the AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry consortium working on a standard of interoperability among devices connected to the Internet of Things. Alliance members include LG Electronics, Panasonic, Sharp, Silicon Image, Qualcomm, HTC, Cisco, D-Link and Sears Brand Management. LG will incorporate the Alliance's technology into the smart TVs it offers next year. The alliance's technology framework is based on Qualcomm's AllJoyn open source project. It runs on regular and embedded versions of Linux, Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows."
Adhikari continues, "The code base has a standard set of services and capabilities device manufacturers already can use, and 'the Alliance and open source community members will work to define more services capabilities and create the code to enable them,' Linux Foundation Director Mike Dolan told LinuxInsider. 'This is very similar to what Tim Berners-Lee has been trying to do with the semantic Web for the past 10 years,' Philip DesAutels, vice president of technology at Xively, told LinuxInsider. 'It's a very worthy initiative that requires a trust broker among devices that are communicating'."
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