IoT projects or projects related to the Internet of Things are growing at an alarming rate. Expansion and development is so rapid that some foundations are already conducting studies on it.
Eclipse Foundation is one of these foundations who is studying the IoT world. You have recently published a survey on what operating system is used for these projects. The results have been very striking, but the most interesting thing is that Free Software continues to be present in the world of Free Hardware.
Raspbian, the version of Debian for Raspberry Pi is the number one operating system within IoT projects, something normal since Raspberry Pi is still the most used SBC board. But the second system, Ubuntu Core, it was not something that many expected.
Raspbian continues to surpass Ubuntu Core as an operating system although by very little difference
Ubuntu Core, Canonical's version for IoT closely follows Raspbian, with a 44% market share and well above the third, in this case it is Android.
The Eclipse survey indicates that users keep worrying about safety, perhaps for this reason, the three most used operating systems use the Linux kernel. However, it is something obvious since IoT projects are characterized by working remotely, something that is not controlled by many and can be altered by hackers and other users.
Moreover, Ubuntu Core contains snap packagesUniversal packages that are attracting the attention of many, not only for their versatility but also for their safety.
This Eclipse Foundation survey is not global in scope and may not cover all IoT realities, but it is true that it indicates the advancement of Ubuntu Core as a Free Hardware operating system and it may be the future of many devices such as Raspberry Pi Do not you think?