It is a gathering storm of technological advances: artificial intelligence, network virtualization, 5G, containerized applications and neural processing units. As new technology enables greater connectivity, the race toward a smart society based on the “internet of things” gathers speed.
Thanks to open-source collaboration, the journey has become a cooperative one rather than a arms race. Software developers understand that pooling knowledge and resources is more productive than working alone; and project collaboration overcomes political and geographical differences.
“Whether it’s Europe, Asia, China, India, [or] Japan, developers are coming together very nicely through a common governance which crosses boundaries,” said Arpit Joshipura (pictured), general manager of networking, orchestration, and edge/internet of things at the Linux Foundation.
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