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OSN Days
OSN Days are a series of one-day events to facilitate F2F collaboration. Tours this fall cover China, APAC, and North America starting October 12.

Open Source Networking Days Returning This Fall

As we gear up the for the first ever Open Networking Summit Europe event, Amsterdam, September 25-27, it’s becoming clear to me just how far we’ve come this year since the formation of LF Networking. With new major operators joining, like Deutsche Telekom, and others requiring open source project...
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Open Source Eases AT&T’s Technical Burden

At this week’s AT&T Spark event in San Francisco, where Amy Wheelus, vice president of Network Cloud at the carrier, explained that AT&T was an “open source-first shop.”  AT&T’s embrace of the open source community was echoed by Wheelus’ colleague Catherine Lefèvre, associate vice...
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Software-Defined Networking Is Harmonizing for Networking's Future

Heather Kirksey held up her smartphone. "How often do you stare at your smartphone? How often do you use the Internet on your phone?" asked the vice president of network functions virtualization (NFV) and director at the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), speaking at the Open Networking Summit. "That's...
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LF Networking, OCP Collaborate on Creating Open Source SDN, NFV Software Stacks

On the eve of next week’s ONS North America event, The Linux Foundation and the Open Compute Project (OCP) launched a collaborative effort to drive the development of open source networking based on software and hardware solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, the two organizations will create...
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Arpit Joshipura
Arpit Joshipura, Networking General Manager at The Linux Foundation, discussed open source networking trends at Open Source Summit Europe.

Open Source Networking and a Vision of Fully Automated Networks

Ever since the birth of local area networks, open source tools and components have driven faster and more capable network technologies forward. At the recent Open Source Summit event in Europe, Arpit Joshipura, Networking General Manager at The Linux Foundation, discussed his vision of open source...
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Irresistible Appeal of Open Source

Telecom companies have always cooperated in development of standards. It’s essential for interoperability – otherwise each company’s customers would only be able to interact with its other customers. But there’s a difference between agreeing on standards and sharing software. Illustrating the...
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Open source harmonization
Figure 4 from a new Linux Foundation white paper on networking harmonization depicts the high-level goals for harmonization that are already under consideration by The Linux Foundation, standards development organizations, and open source communities.

New Linux Foundation White Paper: Harmonizing Open Source and Standards in SDN

At the recent Open Networking Summit, the SDN/NFV community convened in Santa Clara to share, learn, collaborate, and network about one of the most pervasive industry transformations of our time. lf_standardsopensource_whitepaper_042517_cover.jpg The Linux Foundation This year’s...
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NFV vs. VNF: What's the Difference?

NFV versus VNF: SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains the differences between network functions virtualization and virtual network functions.  Networking professionals sometimes use the terms virtual network functions, or VNF, and network functions virtualization, or NFV, interchangeably, which can...
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Open source practices
Enterprises are ramping up adoption of open source software and increasingly creating their own open source tools.

As the Software Supply Chain Shifts, Enterprise Open Source Programs Ramp Up

Today’s software supply chain is fundamentally different than it was only a few years ago, and open source programs at large enterprises are helping to drive that trend. According to Sonatype’s 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain enterprises are both turning to existing open source projects to...
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CORD Partners with xRAN to Bring SDN to the RAN

The Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) open source project is partnering with the xRAN Foundation. The two groups plan to work on a software-based, extensible Radio Access Network (xRAN) architecture. Apparently, the xRAN Foundation is a new standards group that was formed in...
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