The Launch of AllSeen Alliance (and the Next Generation of Open Collaboration)

If you read the technology press today, odds are you already know about the launching of the AllSeen Alliance That’s not a surprise, because this is an important and ambitious project. But there’s a story behind the story that likely won’t get the attention that it deserves.

By way of background, the Alliance was created to play a critical role in enabling the ???Internet of Things??? to become a reality. The Internet of Things is one of those phrases that has been around a long time, and people are still waiting to see it come into existence. In a nut shell, the concept is to have an almost infinite number of devices – many intensely humble in their purpose, such as lights, switches, thermostats (and yes, your refrigerator, if you must).