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Get Started

Like all open source projects, LF Networking projects are open to everyone and participating in the technical communities is the best way to get familiar with a particular project. The LFN communities are very welcoming to newcomers and we encourage you to get started today. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of membership in LFN, please see the join page.

Step 1
Visit and bookmark the Getting Started with LF Networking Wiki page.

Step 3
Visit the LFN Project wikis and LFX, join mailing lists, attend calls, join workflows, ask questions, and contribute!

Please take the following steps and if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to email us with your questions at

Ways to Participate

Attend project meetings

Attend developer events

Join approved projects

Propose a project

Write documentation

Contribute use cases

Analyze requirements

Define tests / processes

Review and submit code patches

Build upstream relationships

Contribute upstream code

Start or join an OSN User Group

Provide feedback through EUAG

Host and staff a community lab

Answer questions

Give a talk / training

Create a demo

Evangelize LFN and its projects

“The Hidden Benefit of Giving Back to Open Source Software”

Harvard Business Review | Sept. 05, 2018

“New research by Assistant Professor Frank Nagle, member of the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, shows that paying employees to contribute to [open source] software boosts the company’s productivity from using the software as much as 100%, when compared with freeriding competitors.”



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