Glossary term: Indie IoT

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Domain: UBOS Linux

The part of the Internet of Things that is independently owned and operated. Contrast with “Overlord IoT”.

For example, the NEST thermostat is not part of the Indie IoT (Google hermetically seals the device, and siphons the data before the “owner” of the device sees it), while a similar product that kept data local and allowed the owner to modify it at will would be part of the Indie IoT.