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Linux Foundation Networking’s (LFN) 14th Developer & Testing Forum (D&TF) event wrapped up on February 16th, capping off four days of virtual deep-dive sessions designed by – and for – open source networking software developers. If you weren’t able to attend in person or want to listen to a session again, you can find all the recorded sessions on our YouTube playlist or on the  D&TF Wiki. You can also find content from D&TFs held in 2022, and held during 2018-2021.


Other than the obligatory debates about which product offers the most efficient caffeination, attendees benefitted from nearly 40 sessions covering the Anuket, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, XGVela, and ONAP projects. LFN’s 5G Super Blueprint (5G SBP), a broad community effort that encompasses many open source projects in the networking and edge domains, also had a session on potential future directions for the SBP.

The Nephio community made its debut at the D&TF this year, rounding out the event with a full day dedicated to the work being performed in the project. This type of cross-community engagement fosters long lasting strong bonds between open source communities that often partner up as either upstream contributors or downstream consumers of open source networking code. This collaboration helps keep networking at the forefront of open source innovation for enterprises in all industry verticals, hyperscalers, and the global telecommunications industry. After all, nothing works without open networking!

How to learn more

LFN’s D&TFs are held 2 or 3 times a year – winter, spring, and/or fall – in fully virtual, hybrid, or in-person face-to-face formats like the ones in Porto and Seattle last year. To learn more about the Linux Foundation Networking and the D&TF, please visit the Linux Foundation Networking website.

Regular updates from LFN are on our social media channels on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you’re not yet a part of the open source networking movement, we encourage you to join the LFN by registering on our website.