In order to help refine the language around edge computing, the Linux Foundation’s LF Edge project has come up with the second version of the Open Glossary of Edge Computing. Open Glossary 2.0 includes a year of updates from the edge community while further iterating vocabulary across the entirety of LF Edge projects.
For the uninitiated, the Open Glossary of Edge Computing was created last year to organize a shared, vendor-neutral vocabulary for edge computing. The idea was to improve communication and accelerate innovation in the field. The Open Glossary is now an open source project under the LF Edge umbrella.
“By shortening the distance between devices and the cloud resources that serve them, and also reducing network hops, edge computing mitigates the latency and bandwidth constraints of today’s Internet, ushering in new classes of applications,” the Open Glossary explains.
Next, the Glossary will focus to recommend standardizing the lexicon across all of the LF Edge projects.
As the project is freely-licensed, individuals and organizations may publish and incorporate the glossary into their own works. The Open Glossary is presented under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC-BY-SA-4.0) to encourage use and adoption.
The Open Glossary 2.0 can now be availed in a publicly-accessible GitHub repo. Also, the new versions will be included in the State of the Edge 2019 report, to be released later this fall.