Gilles Gravier: Open Source as a Driver of Internet of Things

Moore’s Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, is the idea that processing power for computers will double every two years. This has proven to be valid in many areas, from components (the initial scope) to devices. In particular, the relentless rise of chip power and the striking fall in costs have finally made it possible for devices everywhere to have some form of “intelligence” embedded in them. We have advanced from mainframes to workstations, to client-server, to grid computing, to cloud computing and, today, the next natural step is the Internet of Things. Smart devices, active devices, all around the world are connected, generating huge amounts of data and reacting to measures or commands from central or distributed authorities