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Home Automation in GNU/Linux

Jul 05, 2008, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Goodwin)

"Home Automation is anything that your home does for you automatically to make living there more enjoyable or productive. It covers many areas, including remote and timed control of lights and electrical home appliances, distributed media services, and communication. Over the last 10 years, many hardware manufacturers have presented their own proprietary solutions to these problems. Unbeknownst to them, a groundswell of developers from around the world has been providing similar solutions to the free and open source community.

"In this introductory article, I will carry out a high-level review of a number of these projects to see what is already available..."

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