Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is an open Internet of Things standards group to unify standards, expedite innovation, and create IoT solutions and devices that work seamlessly together, regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. They aim to unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.

The OCF was formerly the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC).

In July 2016 the OCF announced a liaison agreement with the Thread Group to increase application connectivity and choice in the connected home.


The OCF sponsors the IoTivity open source project – an open source software framework enabling seamless device-to-device connectivity to address the emerging needs of the Internet of Things.

IoTivity is one of the competing platforms in the smart home and the Internet of Things.


Members include Intel, Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Dell.

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