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Listed below are some Points of Contact (PoCs) for open source communities, standards developing organizations (SDOs), and software developing 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
Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) under the auspices of The LF http://dpdk.org/ admin [at] dpdk.org
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 OpenStack Foundation https://katacontainers.io/ mailman [at] lists.katacontainers.io
The Linux Foundation* (LF) 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, EdgeX Foundry, 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.openfogconsortium.org/ https://www.openfogconsortium.org/contact-us/ (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
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
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
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)
SDO PoCs
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) https://www.3gpp.org/  info [at] 3gpp.org
 The European Telecommunications Standards Institute* (ETSI)  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 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)  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.og/  info [at] iiconsortium.org (In Jan 2019 the Open Fog Consortium became part of the Industrial Internet Consortium)
 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

 *The ETSI and The LF signed a Memorandum of Understanding enabling industry standards and open source collaboration.

Another collection of Points of Contact information 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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