MQTT has been around for over 10 years. It has seen many successful, wide-scale implementations in that time, too. Until now, the protocol specification has been shared between IBM and Eurotech, although it is published under royalty-free terms for ease of use, understanding and implementation.
Today, we’re delighted to announce that the specification will be moved toward formal standardization. Since so many groups, communities, and individual developers have expressed an interest, we’re also very excited to make this process open for anyone to join:
The MQTT protocol specification, in the public domain since 1999, was published under royalty free terms in 2010. New M2M solutions, fuelled by exponential growth in wireless device connections, bring the need for reliable and scalable messaging. To support industry growth and ensure open connectivity, Eurotech and IBM are planning to bring the MQTT protocol to a standards organization. We welcome your interest and participation in this standardization initiative.
You can download the full announcement (PDF), which includes details of who to contact in order to get involved.