February 14, 2014

Reflections From OpenDaylight Summit

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At our very first OpenDaylight Summit last week, the energy in the room was palpable as we announced the release of Hydrogen, the communityâs first open source software to enable SDN. It was the culmination of ten months of work by the community who are all working toward the same goal. It hasnât been an easy path or a straight one, but that shared vision has gotten us to this point. Even more than excitement for the release itself, the biggest takeaway for me was the amount of industry optimism for the project and for open source SDN. Like Jim Zemlin said, we are on the right side of history. And we are just getting started.

I was heartened to hear how many different use cases people had for testing Hydrogen. I also heard from users who want specific features and apps to be considered for subsequent releases. The event was the perfect time for the community and users to connect, listen and innovate together. The project is working on a way to formalize that feedback loop for end users.

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