M2M Alliance joins Eclipse Foundation
Aachen, Germany and Ottawa, Canada – The M2M Alliance, the world’s largest professional machine-to-machine association, has joined the Eclipse Foundation, one of the most important organisations in the field of software solutions. As a full member of the Eclipse Associate Member and Eclipse Membership At Large communities, the M2M Alliance will support the globally operating open source community and contribute to the development of new technologies, solutions and standards.
The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services. As in many other areas, M2M plays an increasingly important role within the open source community. The Eclipse M2M Working Group, for instance, is a collaboration of individuals and organisations who are building a community of open source projects for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The goal of the community is to provide M2M frameworks, protocols and tools that can be used in commercial products and applications.
“The Eclipse Foundation is a globally recognised organisation which helps a wide range of industries to develop solutions that meet the needs of modern society. With its open source community, the Eclipse foundation has paved the way for many innovations, including M2M solutions and services such as M2M to Cloud,” says Eric Schneider, Chairman of the M2M Alliance. “By joining the Eclipse Foundation, we enable our members to find the right platforms, solutions and partners for their projects.”
Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, said: “We are happy to have the M2M Alliance join the Eclipse Foundation and participate in our M2M Working Group. The M2M Alliance provides an important voice to the M2M Industry. We look forward to collaborating with them in the promotion and development of open source solutions for the M2M industry”.
With 76 members from 13 countries, the M2M Alliance is the world’s largest professional M2M association. The M2M Alliance sees itself as a platform and voice for providers and users of M2M solutions. The primary aim of the M2M Alliance is the promotion of M2M technologies and solutions.