Eclipse Foundation Launches Open Source Edge Computing Initiative


The Eclipse Foundation, an European open source foundation in collaboration with the OpenAtom Foundation today launched the Oniro project and working group to create an independent implementation of operating system OpenHarmony.

The OpenHarmony operating system is based on a HarmonyOS created by Huawei. It supports multiple kernels and uses the Linux kernel if a device has a large memory. Huawei along with Linaro, Seco, Array, NOITechPark and Synesthesia, has been contributing to a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform that is part of the larger Oniro project.

Oniro aspires to become a transparent, vendor-neutral and independent alternative to established IoT and edge operating systems.

“Oniro is open source done right,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “It represents a unique opportunity to develop and host a next-generation operating system to support the future of mobile, IoT, machine economy, edge and many other markets.”

With the creation of the Oniro top-level project, the Eclipse Foundation aims to strengthen the global technology ecosystem, while bringing a vendor-neutral, open source OS to the global market. To facilitate the governance for the Oniro device ecosystem, the Eclipse Foundation is also launching a new dedicated working group. The Eclipse Foundation’s working group structure provides the vendor neutrality and legal framework that enables transparent and equal collaboration between companies.



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