thingSoC : Open Source Sockets Thanks to Drew for sharing!
thingSoC is an open source standard that defines a vendor independent socket system for the creation of new Internet Things; it addresses many of the limitations of current product offerings and standards, by adding capabilities such as automatic device discovery, device configuration, monitoring, instrumentation, and testing.
thingSoC works with many existing standards and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), such as Arduino, rfDuino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, X-Bee, and others; but adds features and capabilites that make building new IoT devices much easier.
The thingSoC virtual platform definition supports a number of different System-on-Chip platforms and peripherals, such as cell modems, packet radios, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.
thingSoC provides a vendor neutral and device agnostic socket standard, using a virtual hardware socket definition; so you are not locked in to any proprietary solutions. This means that the IoT applications you develop can be easily migrated without having to re-write your software.