Mirko Ross: Starting into the year 2016 is a good point to look back on one-year journey with FIWARE and the progress of building a living community around the FIWARE eco system.

Starting into the year 2016 is a good point to look back on one-year journey with FIWARE and the progress of building a living community around the FIWARE eco system.

2016 will become a year where major player will continue battle for domination on service and technologies in the Internet of things, smart objects and smart cities. The winner takes it all. And the impact will affect our economic and social system for the next future decades.

FIWARE has the potential to become an alternative model on the cloud centric service models we are facing mainly dominated by the big Corp. players as Google, facebook, Microsoft and many more. The valley is pushing us into a future where economic and society is locked into the vendor services. In early 90’s the Internet crowd had a vision based upon the hacker culture of freedom. 25 years later we’ll lose that freedom by cloud based vendor locked business modells.

That’s a good reason for getting FIWARE into the battleground: the freedom of choice.