Linux News Today: Linux Foundation's Ambitious Real-Time Operating System to Change the Face of IoT
On February 17, 2016, The Linux Foundation non-profit organization informed the media about the birth of a new project to create an RTOS (Real-Time Operating System) for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The new project will be dubbed Zephyr and it promises to be an open source collaborative effort where anyone can contribute to the building of the most powerful real-time operating system for the Internet of Things ecosystem.
And, if everyone plays their cards right, Zephyr might just become the key feature of both consumer and industrial IoT devices, which at the moment are in need for a secure and scalable platform, which enables seamless connectivity.
The Zephyr Project was born because a multitude of Internet of Things devices requires a real-time operating system (RTOS), addressing the tiniest memory footprints and offering developers a modular platform for building innovative apps.
Numerous companies already showed their interest in the Zephyr project, and among the most notorious ones, we can mention Intel Corporation, Synopsys, NXP Semiconductors N.V., as well as UbiquiOS Technology Limited.
“Developers today have many choices when it comes to platforms. The Zephyr Project will offer a modular, connected operating system to support the smallest footprint for IoT devices,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation.
Be part of the most advanced RTOS for IoT devices
The Linux Foundations says that the Zephyr Project will change the face of the IoT ecosystem as we know it and is to incorporate all sorts of powerful tools for helping developer create the best-in-breed embedded technology for Internet of Things.
Being in early stages of development, Zephyr needs all the attention it can get from developers who want to contribute to its success, and the Linux Foundation invites anyone to be part of the most advanced and open source RTOS for IoT devices.
If you’re planning on attending the upcoming Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany, next week, on February 24, 2016, please visit the Zephyr Project’s booth in Session 19 for a presentation, starting with 10:30 a.m. (CET). More details can be found in the attached press release.