DeviceGuru writes: The Linux Foundation announced an open source based alliance for the Internet of Things (IoT). The LF's AllSeen Alliance is designed to promote an open source project for IoT interoperability built on Qualcomm's open source peer-to-peer AllJoyn IoT interoperability framework. AllJoyn offers an object-oriented approach to making peer-to-peer connections. It enables compliant products, applications, and services to communicate over a variety of transport layers, including WiFi, power line, or Ethernet, without the need for Internet access. AllJoyn could enable, for example, a smart door lock that seamlessly connects to AllJoyn-compatible smart lights and security cameras. Unauthorized entries would trigger the lights to flash, and the camera to take a photo of the intruder. The photo would automatically be uploaded to a compliant smart TV. Further AllSeen Alliance technical details are on its developer resources page.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)