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The friendly Operating System for IoT!
RIOT is a real-time multi-threading operating system that supports a range of
devices that are typically found in the Internet of Things (IoT):
8-bit microcontrollers, 16-bit microcontrollers and light-weight 32-bit processors.
RIOT is based on the following design principles: energy-efficiency, real-time
capabilities, small memory footprint, modularity, and uniform API access,
independent of the underlying hardware (this API offers partial POSIX
compliance).
RIOT is developed by an international open source community which is
independent of specific vendors (e.g. similarly to the Linux community)
and is licensed with a non-viral copyleft license (LGPLv2.1), which allows
indirect business models around the free open-source software platform
provided by RIOT.
## FEATURES
RIOT OS is an operating system for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It is based on a microkernel and designed for
* energy efficiency
* hardware independent development
* a high degree of modularity
Its features comprise
RIOT is based on a microkernel architecture, and provides features including, but not limited to:
* a preemptive, tickless scheduler with priorities
* flexible memory management
* high resolution, long-term timers
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* IPv6
* 6LoWPAN (RFC4944, RFC6282, and RFC6775)
* UDP
* RPL (storing mode)
* RPL
* CoAP
* CCN-Lite
* ...
## GETTING STARTED
* You want to start the RIOT? Just follow our [Getting started documentation](https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/wiki/Introduction)

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