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Why Your IoT Product Strategy Needs to Include Open Source

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For the last two years, I have been talking about why open source will be critical to the success of the Internet of Things.  The current state of IoT/M2M is a lot of propriertary platforms and protocols. This can’t last and won’t win in the long term. This week during a webinar about the new Vorto IoT project from Bosch, ...

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Can Open IoT Solve the Main IoT Challenges

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Chris Murphy from InformationWeek has published a fascinating article about some of the challenges organizations face when trying to implement IoT solutions. The article focuses on Industrial IoT solutions and is based on interviews with GE, Union Pacific and others. I certainly recommend reading the article. I thought it might be interesting to look at each of the challenges presented in ...

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How to categorize the Internet of Things

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I was recently asked how to categorize the Internet of Things. IoT is so broad and multi-dimensional that I am not sure if there is one easy answer or set of categories. However, here is my current thinking…                 IoT Hardware A lot of the excitement in IoT and the maker community starts with ...

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How to increase donations to an open source project

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Lots of open source projects raise money from their user communities by soliciting donations.  Most open source projects will have the ‘Support’  or ‘Make a Donation’ button on their home page or download page. At Eclipse we have had the Friend of Eclipse program for a number of years to solicit financial support for our community. Earlier this year, we ...

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Eclipse Community Survey 2012

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Each year we survey the Eclipse community to gather some insight into what developers are doing with Eclipse and open source. We have published the results and the detailed data is available [xls] [ods]. Embedded version of the report is at the end of this post. Each year there are always some key trends shown in the results [2011 results]. ...

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Top 10 Most Popular New Eclipse Plugins

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Eclipse Marketplace continues to be the place to discover interesting and relevant Eclipse plugins. There are over 100,000 successful installs/month of Eclipse-based products via the Eclipse Marketplace client. We have a list of the most popular plugins over the last 30 days and all time. I thought it would be interesting to look at what are the most popular new ...

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Key Success Factors for Open Source Strategies

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Last week at EclipseCon Europe, John Swainson gave a keynote address that reflected on IBM’s decision to start Eclipse as an open source project and consortium. During his speech, John identified 5 key things IBM thought they needed to be successful. These success factors are still relevant today for any company interested in an open source strategy, so I think ...

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Key accomplishments of Eclipse over last 10 years

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As I have written, Eclipse is celebrating 10 years of open source and community during the month of November. There have been a number of milestones that have shaped the Eclipse community but what have been the major accomplishments? What has Eclipse done to actually change the software industry? Here are what I see as some of the key accomplishments ...

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