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Linux Foundation Launches Internet of Things Collaboration Project

The Internet of Everything, sometime also simply referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) is the idea that every device whether it's a toaster, consumer electronics or a computer is going to be connected to the Internet. The new AllSeen Alliance effort, which is a Collaboration Project operated by the Linux Foundation, is an initiative that aims to make the IoT a more seamless and safe technology for everyone.

Among the vendors that are currently set to participate in AllSeen are: Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image and TP-LINK. Community members include Canary, Cisco, doubleTwist, Fon, Harman, HTC, Letv, LIFX, Lite-on, Moxtreme, Musaic, Sears Brand Management Corporation, Sproutling, The Sprosty Network, Weaved and Wilocity.

At the core of the AllSeen alliance is open-source technology first built by Qualcomm, known as the AllJoyn project.

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Linux Foundation Builds Internet of Things Effort

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.