Linux Foundation Highlights Open Source Virtualization, Cloud, Appliances

The Summit, scheduled for March 26-28 in Napa Valley, Calif., will begin with a keynote from Liat Ben-Sur of Qualcomm and the AllSeen Alliance (a nonprofit consortium that promotes the Internet of Everything) on how the open source community can advance the development and adoption of the Internet of Everything—a vision of the future wherein all types of devices and consumer appliances, from wireless printers to toasters, are connected and interact through the Internet.

The Internet of Everything is not quite here yet (my toaster struggles to make unburnt toast, which is a problem that will need to be solved before it’s allowed on the Internet), but the Linux Foundation seems to believe firmly that open source software will be a key element in delivering it.