Learning a new programing language printing „hello world!“ on you screen is the first step of success. It’s a very good analogy on our first milestone with the FIWARE Association.
In the last weeks we build up a board of exiting people to get faces on the front of the FIWARE Association. From now the FIWARE Association has a visible frontend and we move into the phase of action.
One task will be building bottom up a sustainable open source community for the further development of FIWARE. Developers should contribute their reviews of the FIWARE stack and improvements of Generic Enablers to maintainers. That’s minor a question of open source code management tools – this is more over a question of creating and keeping open source spirit in the FIWARE community. “Let’s inspire” will be a good driver for the FIWARE association.
FIWARE has the potential to become an open Gateway from BAN (Body Area Network build with wearable) to VWAN (Very wide area Networks on meshed Smart Cities). The FIWARE stack needs to run on a common Linux base upon different scales: from an e.g. Arduino in the IoT up to a VM or a massive Cloud Service.
The vision: "FIWARE out of the box" – simple to install and easy to integrate on every scale.
To achieve this we have to get rid of dependencies in the actual GE Stack: License mismatch and unmaintainable code. This will open a wide ecosystem for FIWARE and a big business potential for everyone: Enterprises and SME as well.