Reply to post: Re: they kinda missed a trick here?

The IoT wars are over, maybe? Amazon, Apple, Google give up on smart-home domination dreams, agree to develop common standards

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: they kinda missed a trick here?

>Except that if the protocols are open and royalty free

Don't expect that. From the announcement, it seems the results from this cooperation will not be a suite of Open de jure Standards, but something that closer to a proprietary pooling/cross licencing of patents.

Even though home automation networking has been an on-going Standards activity since at least the 1980's and so there will be much prior art, expect much of this has been made patentable through the usual application of magic words such as "...with a voice assistant", "...using Internet", "...using Cloud"...

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