It may be the news of the day within the GNU world, but it is also news for Free Hardware and the Internet of Things. Two of the most important projects and / or companies on the Internet of Things have come together to found the LITE project. In this case I am referring to Linaro and Canonical.
Two companies that are focusing on IoT, but not only from a hardware perspective but also from a software perspective, something that does not stop drawing the attention of many. Linaro is a company or rather a software project that works with the ARM platform and developing software for this platform and the various hardware projects that use the platform. In his time, years ago, Linaro also created a Linux distribution but abandoned it due to its high costs, in exchange Linaro specialized in creating and developing his own software.
Linaro has a great experience on the ARM platform
We know a lot about Canonical, but it will be Ubuntu Core the one that plays relation with Linaro. All in order to achieve an improved Software platform based on the ARM platform, the platform that apparently will be present in IoT.
With this, Ubuntu takes another step towards free hardware and towards IoT, the technological future, a future that surprisingly does not have a large share of large companies like Apple or Microsoft and that never ceases to surprise, even more than the union between Linaro and Canonical.
As a first step after this union, Canonical and Linaro will create LITE, a software platform that will try to create generic software, software that can be used on any board that uses the ARM platform. Possibly Ubuntu Core benefits from this union but of course that We do not know what future repercussions all this will have. In any case, Canonical's unions with other companies are growing and that is good, at least for Ubuntu Do not you think?