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IoTivity and LWM2M love-in, under OCF and OMA liaison

The Open Connectivity Foundation’s (OCF) IoT assimilation continues, with the announcement of a liaison agreement with the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) – which will see the pair work on co-developing standardized approaches for IoT device management. Because many IoT environments will be ad-hoc and dynamic, with devices appearing in an unpredictable fashion, unlike the planned meticulousness of a data center in contrast, there needs to be an efficient way for IoT devices within proximity of each other to easily discover each other and begin communicating. There are practical reasons for this, such as to ensure that communications don’t cause interference with each other, but the most appealing use of this function would be for easier additions and removals from a…

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