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Orange and DT cooperate to provide a common smart home developer platform

Orange and Deutsche Telekom are increasingly common collaborators on many projects from shared infrastructure to Facebook TIP incubator programs. What most of these cooperations have in common is a bid to slash costs through sharing and open technologies. Their latest project is no exception – it focuses on using open source software and standards to create a common platform to integrate smart home devices, streamlining management and operating costs, and supporting a wide range of services and devices. The platform chosen by the two telcos as the basis for their smart home framework is the venerable open source Eclipse Foundation, which offers software development platforms for various scenarios. At its EclipseCon event this week in Germany, Orange (which has just…

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