The Eclipse Foundation today announced the launch of the Oniro project and working group, which aspires to become a transparent, vendor-neutral and independent alternative to established IoT and edge operating systems. 

The Eclipse Foundation and its members added that they will deliver an independent implementation of OpenHarmony, an open-source operating system specified and hosted by the OpenAtom Foundation. 

“Oniro is open source done right,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “It represents a unique opportunity to develop and host a next-generation operating  system to support the future of mobile, IoT, machine economy, edge and many other markets.” 

The new working group created for the project provides a vendor-neutral and legal framework that enables transparent and equal collaboration between companies. Working group members include Huawei, Linaro, and SECO. 

“We’re very proud to be hosting a major European open source project with worldwide contribution  aiming to develop an independent OS,” said Gaël Blondelle, vice president of European ecosystem development. “To achieve this, we want to welcome developers and companies from Europe and  the rest of the world to join our working group at the Eclipse Foundation and bring this  groundbreaking project to life together.”