Mozilla IoT

The Internet of Things

Illustration of connected things

At Mozilla, our mission is to “ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.” The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new era of the Internet where everything around is us can be connected. This presents many new opportunities and challenges.

The Mozilla IoT community is dedicated to applying Mozilla's values to the Internet of Things and working towards a decentralized IoT with new standards around security, privacy and interoperability.

The Web of Things

The “Web of Things” (WoT) is the idea of taking the lessons learned from the World Wide Web and applying them to IoT. It’s about creating a decentralized Internet of Things by giving Things URLs on the web to make them linkable and discoverable, and defining a standard data model and APIs to make them interoperable.

Block diagram showing the web of things layered on top of existing IoT protocols

Project Things by Mozilla

Project Things is an experimental framework of software and services from Mozilla for connecting "things" to the web and will consist of three main components:

Things Gateway
An implementation of a Web of Things gateway.

Things Cloud
A collection of IoT cloud services.

Things Framework
A collection of re-useable software components for building Web Things.

You can read more in our blog post "Building the Web of Things".

Illustration of Things Cloud, Things Gateway and Things Framework