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How Open Source masters the vertical industry challenge

An Interview with Leslie Hawthorn, Open Source Program Office, Red Hat How does Open Source innovation work in vertical industry communities? To explore the inroads of Open Source Software in vertical industry use cases and applications I have invited a real expert in this field: Leslie Hawthorn, responsible for vertical community strategy in Red Hat’s […]

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00 - Open Source Innovation

A beginners guide to Open Source Innovation

How it started – How it’s going… When Open Source (or better: free software) started in the 1980ies, it was a movement to gain back control over devices and computers. In the early days, computers had been sold and the software was coming with it, source code included, so everyone could explore it.  But when […]

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Optimizing retail sales using OpenShift

Retailers who operate facilities, both physical stores and online stores want to constantly optimize the shopping experience of their customers. Why? Because an easy and pleasant experience increases sales. Simple as that. So shopping experience need to be permanently changed for the better. But does really every change lead to increased sales? How can this […]

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Connecting Kura to Kapua

In the past articles I independently sat up an Eclipse Kapua service using Docker containers and installed Eclipse Kura on a Raspberry Pi. Now its time to connect these and see what happens. Preparing Kapua At first, since Kapua is a multi-tenant installation, we need to create an organisation and an admin user in this […]

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eclipse IoT Linux open source

Installing and running Eclipse Kura on a Raspberry Pi B (Model 1)

Now that I have a running Kapua instance, its time to look at the network edge to gateways and devices. Eclipse Kura is a Java/OSGi-based framework for IoT gateways. A gateway is a devices that is distributed at the network edges and communicates with sensor or steering devices using cables, Bluetooth or other private networks. Sins […]

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Creating a standalone instance of Eclipse Kapua using Docker containers

Today I start with taking a deeper look at Eclipse Kapua. It is a modular IoT cloud platform to manage and integrate devices and their data. My goal for the next weeks will be to demonstrate a multi-tenant capable installation of Eclipse Kapua on OpenShift, connecting several IoT devices and gateways to it. As a […]

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IoT Linux Technology

An Internet of Threads or will there also be Something in Open Source?

Currently I play with IoT devices and connected “things”, and as much they fascinate me, mostly they are quite locked and when the vendor loses interest, money or disappears from the market, these things mutate to ubiquitous threads and begin to scare me. Sure, most of the stuff is built on Linux, but passwords or […]