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AllSeen's Open Source Internet of Things: One Year On

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - Good progress, but more needed on security.

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about one of the Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects, with the rather disconcerting name of AllSeen. I found that problematic, since the AllSeen Alliance hopes to create the de facto standards for the much-hyped Internet of Things. One of the my chief concerns with this idea is that it could make today's surveillance look positively restrained - imagine if spy agencies and general ne'er-do-wells had access to detailed knowledge about and perhaps even control over individual components of your "intelligent" home.

That issue notwithstanding, the AllSeen Alliance has just celebrated its first year, grown to include 100 members - but still not changed its name: