These organizations maintain higher layer protocols and abstractions such as MQTT. While many protocols are open source, such as MQTT, membership allows for voting rights and participation in new standards.
Open Connectivity Foundation and Allseen Alliance
- Founded: 2015
- Corporate membership: 300
- Website link: www.openconnectivity.org
The Open Connectivity Foundation was originally called the Open Interconnect Foundation but changed its name in 2016 to the Open Connectivity Foundation after the separation of Samsung from the working group and the addition of new members. For several years it was a separate entity from the Allseen Alliance, but in 2016 the organizations merged. Their combined charter is to build interoperability platforms for consumers, businesses, and industries through standards, frameworks, and a certification program under the name Open Connectivity...