IoT News | The Eclipse Foundation launches a vendor-independent operating system for interoperability of next-generation devices


Oniro will provide a true open source solution to make multi-device hardware and software integration easier.

The Eclipse Foundation, a European open source foundation, promoting the recently announced cooperation with the OpenAtom foundation, announced today the launch of the Oniro project and working group.

Oniro aspires to become a transparent, vendor-independent and independent alternative to established IoT and edge operating systems. To achieve this and ensure that Oniro has a global reach, the Eclipse Foundation and its members will provide a compatible standalone implementation of OpenHarmony, and open source operating system specified and hosted by the OpenAtom Foundation.

Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, said:

“Oniro is open source done right. It represents a unique opportunity to develop and host a next-generation operating system to support the future of mobile, IoT, the machine economy, edge and many other markets. “

With the creation of the Oniro high-level project, the Eclipse Foundation aims to strengthen the global technology ecosystem, bringing a vendor-independent open source operating system to the global market. To facilitate governance of the Oniro device ecosystem, the Eclipse Foundation is also launching a new dedicated working group. The Eclipse Foundation working group structure provides vendor neutrality and the legal framework that enables transparent and fair cooperation between companies.

“We are very proud to host a major European open source project with a global contribution that aims to develop an independent operating system”, says Gaël Blondelle, Vice President of European Ecosystem Development. “To achieve this, we want to welcome developers and companies from Europe and the rest of the world to join our team at the Eclipse Foundation and bring this innovative project to life.”

“We have worked hard with Linaro, Seco, Array, NOITechPark, Synesthesia to prepare the initial contribution of the Oniro code and public cloud CI / CD infrastructure, and it is so exciting to see everything move under the expert governance of the Eclipse Foundation.” said Davide Ricci, Director of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group European Open Source Technology Center. “Under the Eclipse Foundation, the project will have the greatest chance of welcoming new contributing members and bringing real products to the shelves of consumer electronics stores around the world. We believe that Oniro is not a sprint, rather a marathon, and we are excited and committed to this journey that changes the world. “


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