Panasonic to Share Internet of Things IP
Panasonic has announced that it will "provide royalty-free access" to its software and patents related to the Internet of Things.
The announcement came at the Embedded Linux Conference in San Jose, where Panasonic also announced that it will increase contributions to the AllSeen Alliance.
“Open sourcing a proprietary technology invites the open source community to evaluate, work on and ultimately improve the software. In a market full of incompatible, proprietary offerings, this initiative brings a powerful tool to developers and equipment makers to help them create what the market wants in the IoT: interoperable and flexible services and applications leveraging data from connected devices and most importantly value to the customer,” Panasonic Corporation of North American Chief Technology Officer Todd Rytting said in a statement
. “We are excited to contribute some of our technology and expertise to the effort already underway at the AllSeen Alliance. We hope our IoT initiative will inspire other global companies to contribute intellectual property and ideas to making networks work together through this alliance,"