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Nest Goes Open Source With Its Thread Networking Protocol

Nest is going open source. The Alphabet-Google smart home company has just confirmed that it is rolling out ‘OpenThread’, an open source reference code implementation of the Thread networking protocol created in 2014. Last Wednesday, Nest published the source code for its implementation of the new OpenThread protocol on Github under a three-clause BSD license, allowing anyone to reuse, modify or redistribute it in source or binary form. The move will simplify the work of manufacturers hoping to add Thread functionality to smart home devices. Nest, part of Google’s parent, Alphabet, uses Thread as part of its Weave system for connecting smart devices around the home. It was one of the founders of Thread Group, alongside Samsung Electronics, Arm Holdings, Freescale Semiconductor (now NXP Semiconductors) and others. Then on Thursday the Thread Group announced another contribution from Nest, a new president. Grant Erickson, principal software engineer at Nest, takes over as president from Chris Boross, […]

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