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Mozilla WebThings

This looks interesting: Introducing Mozilla WebThings

Mozilla WebThings is an open platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web, including:

  • WebThings Gateway – a software distribution for smart home gateways focused on privacy, security and interoperability
  • WebThings Framework – a collection of reusable software components to help developers build their own web things

“Make your own things”

That’s cool. I really wouldn’t have expected anything from Mozilla but I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. It looks like it might be a game-changer… but it all depends upon whether other browsers fully support it.

But then again, I hope websites don’t sneak some of this into WebAssembly so that they can control your local gear.