Introducing the updated Eclipse logo

February 13, 2014

Last fall we started a process to update the Eclipse logo. The existing logo had not been change since Eclipse was launched and it was showing its age. I am happy to announce we have finished the process and am pleased to introduce the updated Eclipse logo.

 

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In December we started to test two of the final concepts. One concept was closer to the existing logo and the other a more significant change.  The feedback we heard from a lot of committers and the architecture council was that they preferred the concept closer to the existing logo. Another point of consistent feedback was to bring back the purple colour. Once we tested the logo with the purple colour the positive perception of the logo increased significantly.  The final result looks great and will serve the community well for the next number of years.

You can download the new logo and related Built On Eclispe, Eclipse Ready and Eclipse Foundation Members logos from our new artwork page.  We have also updated our trademark and logo guidelines to restrict the usage of the new logo to the Eclipse Foundation and our projects. This means the new logo can only be used to identify Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation. Feel free to use it to link back to Eclipse but please don’t use it to create a derivative work for a new project or product.

The next steps will be to 1) include the new logo in the Luna release, 2) begin introducing it on our web site and 3) help projects update their own logos that might have used the old logo.

Thank you to everyone that provided feedback. It really helped get us to a great new logo.


Moving from Eclipse M2M to Eclipse IoT

February 6, 2014

We are in the process of renaming the Eclipse M2M initiative to Eclipse IoT. As I mentioned before, the working groups agreed to the change in December. It is a reflection that the tech industry is migrating to the more general and inclusive term ‘Internet of Things’ or IoT. I believe M2M will still be used, especially in the telco world, and we will still be active in ensuring open source wins for M2M solutions.

The renaming will continue over the next couple of weeks but I am very pleased with our new logo and the update iot.eclipse.org web site.  The Internet of Things will win when it is open and I am excited the Eclipse IoT community is leading the way. Remember to join us for the Eclipse IoT Day at EclipseCon on March 19th. You can also follow our twitter id.


IoT Links #13

February 1, 2014

Weekly set of links from the IoT and M2M industry:

1. Cisco announces their IOx platform with the ‘catchy’ term fog computing.  Stacey Higginbotham from GigaOm does a nice job explaining the significance. This is also a good video from Cisco explaining the announcement.

2. Microsoft seems to be now claiming Windows Embedded as the hub for IoT.  Good luck with that.

3. Good article on using Node-Red.

4. IoT Award Winners from Postscapes.  Interesting collection of products and companies.

 


Current Status of Eclipse IoT Projects

January 30, 2014

This past Tuesday we hosted a conference call for all of the Eclipse IoT project leaders. We have many industry experts working on open source projects at Eclipse so there is an amazing opportunity to learn from each other. We also want to create an environment to these experts can collaborate, innovate and build a truly open Internet of Things.

One aspect of the call was for each project leader to provide a quick update on their current project. There has been so many new projects coming to Eclipse that even I can’t keep up on their status, so I found this incredibly useful. I also thought it might be useful for others, so here is a quick summary.

Implementation of Standards

Californium

- Java implementation of CoAP. Also includes a DLTS implementation.

- Project proposed in late December. Next step will be to go through creation review.

LWM2M

- Implementation of the OMA LightWeight M2M standard

- Project proposed in late 2013 and getting ready to do the creation review.

Paho

- Client implementation of MQTT standard. Langauge implementations include Java, JS, C, C++, Lua, Objective C

- Paho intends to join the Luna release train with the C and Java clients.

OM2M

- Java implementation of the ETSi M2M standard

- Creation review has been scheduled.

IoT Services and Frameworks

Eclipse SCADA

- Java and OSGi set of services for building Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

- Source code is now in Eclipse repo and first milestone release is available.  Still need to create a project web site.

Concierge

- Really small OSGi runtime. Current size is 314kb.

- Project created and almost ready to do the initial contribution.

Eclipse SmartHome

- Java and OSGi set of services for home automation integration.

- Parallel IP was granted, so code is available in repo. First binary should be available in Q1.

- They also have a very nice web site.

Kura

- Java and OSGi set of services for IoT/M2M gateways

- Code contributed and proceeding through the Eclipse IP process, expected to be finished in next couple of weeks on their github repo.

Unfortunately, the project leaders for Ponte, Mosquitto, Krikkit, Mihini and Koneki could not attend so I didn’t include their update.

Overall, 2014 is going to be an amazing year for open source IoT at Eclipse. It is going to be fun watching an industry defined by proprietary and closed solutions being disrupted by open standards and open source.


IoT Links #12

January 24, 2014

Time to get back to publishing some IoT links that I discovered during my weekly research.

1. 2014 Analyst Predictions for IoT/M2M

- IDC

- Machina Research

2. Lots of MQTT News

- OASIS announce a 30 day public review of the MQTT spec meaning MQTT is getting close to being an official open standard.

- OpenPicus announced MQTT support. There is a growing list of hardware supporting MQTT including Wunderbar and Pinnocio.

- Elecsys announce support for MQTT

- lots of products have signed up for the MQTT Interop Test Day

3. IoT Events

I am on the hunt for interesting IoT events in 2014.  Two new ones I found this week:

- Structure Connect put on by Gigaom

- IoT World in June but it looks pretty expensive

We are also organizing two IoT events:

- an Eclipse IoT Day in Grenoble

- the Eclipse IoT/M2M Day at EclipseCon on March 19 a great opportunity to learn about IoT.


Learning about IoT and M2M

January 17, 2014

Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-2-Machine (M2M) are important trends in the software and technology industry. As many know, Eclipse is building a great open source IoT community. One thing important for any new community is education. This is why I am very excited that we offering an opportunity for everyone to learn about IoT and M2M at EclipseCon 2014.

We are hosting an IoT/M2M Day on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in conjunction with EclipseCon 2014. The day will kick-off with the keynotes presentation by Catarina Mota from the Open Materials talking about the open hardware movement and how driving change in the IoT industry. Following the keynote presentation we will have a day long of technical talks, including:

1. A Guided Tour of Eclipse M2M  will provide a nice introduction overview of the Eclipse M2M and IoT community.

2. From Rats to Cows and Hearts to Homes, M2M Stories and architecture patterns presents some real world IoT applications and the architectures required to implement them.

3. M2M, IoT, device management: one protocol to rule them all? will unravel the different options developers have for using IoT standards and protocols.

4. Securing IoT Applications explores the subject of security and privacy for IoT applications.

5. Creating an Intranet of Things with SmartHome introduces the very cool Eclipse SmartHome project. Kai Kreuzer does a great job of presenting the project and brings lots of cool gadgets.

6. Eclipse M2M Technologies in Action – IoT Systems for People Counting will demonstrate how the real-life people counter application was built using Eclipse Kura and Eclipse BIRT. EclipseCon will be using the People Counter application so you can also see it live in action.

7. We will finish the day with a series of lightening talks about different M2M and IoT topics.

If you are just interested in learning about IoT and M2M we are offering a special day pass for $200 that gives you access to just the M2M Day, keynotes and the social events for Wednesday.

In addition to the M2M Day, there are other IoT related sessions during EclipseCon:

Finally, we are also hosting the MQTT Interop Test Day at EclipseCon. If you have an MQTT based product, this will be a great opportunity to test it with other MQTT clients and servers.

An amazing line-up of technical content for anyone that wants to learn about IoT and M2M. I hope to see you are EclipseCon 2014.

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Java 8 is Coming to EclipseCon

January 14, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that we have added a Java 8 Day to EclipseCon 2014. Java 8 is scheduled to be released in March, close to the same time as EclipseCon, so we thought it would be great to have EclipseCon attendees participate in the launch of the new Java release.

In collaboration with Oracle, a new 1 day event has been added to the EclipseCon schedule. EclipseCon attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Java 8 from Oracle and Eclipse experts. There will be sessions about Lambda’s, JDT support for type annotations, the new Java 8 compact profile, JavaFX, api design with Java 8 and more. It will be a great way to accelerate your adoption of Java 8. Check out the complete schedule.

The Java 8 Day will take place on Tuesday, March 18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport. We will be offering $200 day passes for developers that just want to attend the Java 8 content. Of course all EclipseCon attendees will also be able to attend.

Register today to take advantage of the early prices.

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