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Listed below are some Points of Contact (PoCs) for open source communities, standards development organizations (SDOs), and software development associations (SWDAs) developing, analyzing and evaluating Software-Defined Networking (SDN) or associated software. An SWDA is an association formed by one or more interested individuals, non-commercial organizations and commercial companies. SDOs are similar to SWDAs in many organizational aspects, but their purposes are quite different. The purpose of an SDO is to develop, publish and maintain standards within a defined scope of responsibility. One purpose of an SWDA is to develop, publish, maintain, and/or promote use of software within a defined scope of responsibility, and (for a few SWDAs) another purpose is to function as an SDO for that software. An SWDA may have additional purposes that are not limited to software development. The scope of an SDO or SWDA may be self-defined or it may be defined by a higher level organization.

These PoCs may be used to discover and ask questions about their past results, current activities, and future directions. This list is not intended to be either authoritative or exhaustive.

Reminder: This information is not to be used for commercial purposes, such as promotion of commercial products or services. 

SDN PoCs
NameWebsiteContact
Open Source Communities
 The Ceph Foundation under the auspices of The LF https://ceph.com/  ceph-community [at] lists.ceph.com
 Central Office Re-Architected as a Datacenter (CORD) under the auspices of the ONF https://opencord.org/  info [at] opennetworking.org
 Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) under the auspices of The LF https://www.cncf.io/ https://www.cncf.io/about/contact/
 Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) under the auspices of The LF http://dpdk.org/  admin [at] dpdk.org
 The Disaggregated Enterprise Network Technology (DENT) project under the auspices of The LF https://dent.dev/ https://dent.dev/join
 Fast Data Project (FD.io) under the auspices of The LF https://fd.io/  info [at] fd.io
 flexiWAN https://flexiwan.com/ click on CONTACT US
 Gohan http://gohan.cloudwan.io/  info_cloudwan [at] ntti3.com
 Grafeas ("Scribe" in Greek) https://grafeas.io/ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/grafeas-users
 Kata Containers under the auspices of the Open Infrastructure Foundation https://katacontainers.io/  mailman [at] lists.katacontainers.io
 The Linux Foundation (LF) (See Note below) https://www.linuxfoundation.org/  info [at] linuxfoundation.org
 LF EDGE, under the auspices of The LF https://www.lfedge.org/ (umbrella organization for projects including Akraino, Baetyl, EdgeX Foundry, Fledge, Home Edge, Open Glossary for Edge Computing, and Project EVE)

Complete form on Contact Us webpage and click on submit

 Netconf Working Group, under the auspices of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) https://trac.ietf.org/trac/netconf/wiki  netconf [at] ietf.org
 Open Baton https://openbaton.github.io/  info [at] openbaton.org
 Open Compute Project (OCP) http://www.opencompute.org/  opencompute-networking [at] lists.opencompute.org
 Open Container Initiative (OCI) under the auspices of The LF https://www.opencontainers.org/  info [at] opencontainers.org
 OpenFastPath Foundation https://www.OpenDataPlane.org/  odp [at] lists.opendataplane.org
 Open Fog Consortium https://www.iiconsortium.org/ info [at] iiconsortium.org (In Jan 2019 Open Fog Consortium finalized a merger with Industrial Internet Consortium – see below)
 Open Modeling and Simulation Architecture (OpenMSA) https://www.openmsa.co/ OpenMSA, a Google group (Subscription required)
 Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) under the auspices of The LF https://www.onap.org/ (a merger of the Open-O project and the AT&T Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management, and Policy [ECOMP] platform) At the bottom of the opening page, fill in the Stay Connected form and click on SIGN UP
 Open Platform for NFV Project, Inc. (OPNFV) under the auspices of The LF https://www.opnfv.org/  info [at] opnfv.org
 OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) under the auspices of The LF https://www.lfnetworking.org/ovp/  ovp-support [at] lfnetworking.org
 Open Source Hybrid IP/SDN (OSHI) http://netgroup.uniroma2.it/twiki/bin/view/Oshi  oshi-list [at] googlegroups.com
 Open Source MANagement and Orchestration (MANO) , under the auspices of the ETSI https://osm.etsi.org/  OSMsupport [at] etsi.org
 Open Source Network Operating System (ONOS) under the auspices of The LF https://onosproject.org/  info [at] opennetworking.org
 Open vSwitch under the auspices of The LF http://openvswitch.org/  discuss [at] openvswitch.org
 OpenConfig http://www.openconfig.net/ https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en%23!forum/netopenconfig#!forum/os-openconfig
 The OpenDaylight (ODL) Project under the auspices of The LF https://www.opendaylight.org/  info [at] opendaylight.org
 OpenFlowSec.org http://www.openflowsec.org/  click on Contact Us button
 OpenSwitch (OPX) Network Operating System (NOS) under the auspices of The LF https://www.openswitch.net/  mailman [at] lists.openswitch.net
 Platform for Network Data Analytics (PNDA) under the auspices of The LF http://pnda.io/ info [at] pnda.io
 Project Floodlight http://www.projectfloodlight.org/ https://groups.google.com/a/openflowhub.org/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/floodlight-dev
 P4 Language Consortium under the auspices of the ONF and The LF https://p4.org  p4-discuss [at] lists.p4.org
 RouteFlow Project https://sites.google.com/site/routeflow https://groups.google.com/group/routeflow-discuss/topics
 Streaming Network Analytics System (SNAS) under the auspices of The LF https://snas.io/ https://www.snas.io/aboutus/
 Tungsten Fabric under the auspices of The LF https://tungsten.io/ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tungsten-users     (In Mar 2018 Opencontrail finalized a merger with Tungsten Fabric)
 Zuul under the auspices of the Open Infrastructure Foundation https://zuul-ci.org/  zuul-announce [at] lists.zuul-ci.org
SDO PoCs
 The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) https://www.3gpp.org/  info [at] 3gpp.org
 The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) (See Note below)  https://www.etsi.org/  info [at] etsi.org
 Industry Specifications Group (ISG) for Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), under the auspices of ETSI https://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/nfv  ISGsupport [at] etsi.org
 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Software Defined Networks Initiative https://sdn.ieee.org/  https://sdn.ieee.org/about
 Interface to the Routing System (I2RS), under the auspices of the IETF https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/i2rs/charter/  i2rs [at] ietf.org
 ISG for Next Generation Protocols (NGP), under the auspices of ETSI https://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/next-generation-protocols  ISGsupport [at] etsi.org
 ITU-T SG-13: Future networks, with focus on IMT-2020, cloud computing and trusted network infrastructures, under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union – Telecommunication Standardization Sector  https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/studygroups/2017-2020/13/Pages/default.aspx  tsbsg13 [at] itu.int
 Network Services Interface Working Group, under the auspices of the Open Grid Forum https://redmine.ogf.org/projects/nsi-wg  nsi-wg [at] ogf.org
 Network Services Management Work Group, under the auspices of the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. https://www.dmtf.org/standards/nsmwg  https://www.dmtf.org/contact/working-groups
Fill in the Contact form. In the Working Group -Select- box, choose the "Network Services Management Working Group". After completing the Contact form, click on Submit
SWDA PoCs
 Center of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)  https://www.cengn.ca/  info [at] cengn.ca
 Common NFVI Telco Taskforce (CNTT) under the auspices of the LF and the GSMA  https://cntt-n.github.io/CNTT/  Mailing lists for the CNTT are listed on the CNTT Wiki
 Groupe Spécial Mobile (GSM) Association (GSMA)  https://www.gsma.com/  On the Contact Us web page, complete the form, check the Email Consent box, and click on SUBMIT
 Industrial Internet Consortium  https://www.iiconsortium.org/  info [at] iiconsortium.org
 Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)  https://www.mef.net/  https://www.mef.net/contact-mef-staff
 Open Networking Foundation (ONF)  https://www.opennetworking.org/  info [at] opennetworking.org
 Open Networking User Group (ONUG)  https://www.onug.net  Fill out the Contact US form and click on Submit
 Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN)  https://www.o-ran.org/  At the bottom of the opening page, fill in the Get Latest News and Updates form and click on SIGN UP
 Software-Defined Perimeter Working Group, under the auspices of the Cloud Security Alliance  https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/group/software-defined-perimeter/  info [at] cloudsecurityalliance.org
 Zero-touch Orchestration, Operations and Management (ZOOM) project, under the auspices of the Telemanagement Forum  https://www.tmforum.org/collaboration/zoom-project/  info [at] tmforum.org

 Note: The ETSI and The LF signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April, 2019, enabling industry standards and open source collaboration.

The IEEE SDN Initiative maintains a collection of PoCs for open source communities, SDOs, and SWDAs (which they call Hybrid Standard/Open Source organizations) available here, while the IEEE SDN Wiki maintains a collection of PoCs for SDOs available here.The opensource.com website maintains a collection of PoCs for open source communities. Another collection of PoCs which includes open source communities and SWDAs engaged in developing, analyzing and evaluating SDN or associated software is available here (registration required). A survey of international SDOs efforts to develop, analyze and evaluate standards for SDN and associated software is available here.


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