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Nothing Works without Open Networking

Networking technologies have evolved over the last 40 years. Software-defined networking decoupled networking software from hardware and simplified automation, deployment, and management of networks. This allowed over-the-top services like content streaming, social media, and other products to capture value by co-opting commoditized networks. Mobile, edge, AR/VR, and other use-cases require tight integration between applications and the network which presents an opportunity for differentiated services.

The Linux Foundation Networking is at the forefront of open source networking and manages the oldest open source networking project, OpenDaylight, and other SDNs, orchestration, OSS/BSS, and networking component projects.

  • Networks are the underlying foundational infrastructure that supports everything that happens on the Internet.
  • Networks have evolved. They are no longer the sole domain of hardware manufacturers (e.g., NEPs, network equipment providers) and communications service providers (e.g., Telcos, Cablecos, ISPs, data center operators). LFN has been instrumental in this evolution.
  • Networks are still evolving. Over-the-top services make use of the network to create and capture additional value; developers can use APIs to develop apps that use the network directly.
  • Networks are more than pipes. Wireless network technologies like 5G are increasingly being used to support value creating operations and revenue generating business models.

Our Projects


Anuket delivers a common model, standardized reference infrastructure specifications, and conformance and performance frameworks for virtualized and cloud native network functions, enabling faster, more robust onboarding into production, reducing costs and accelerating communications digital transformations.


The mission of the Project is to create a universal control plane that helps organizations to securely connect and deploy workloads across public clouds, private clouds and edge locations, with end-to-end inter-application communication enabled.

An Open Source Terabit Software Dataplane

The world moves at light speed. Make sure your packet traffic keeps up.

The world moves at light speed. Make sure your packet traffic keeps up. Fast Data Project’s VPP enriches data plane leadership and deployment efficiency.


At L3AF, our vision is to create a marketplace for eBPF programs (Kernel Functions), where users and developers can share their own signed kernel functions and download kernel functions from others.


A bold collaborative open source initiative to bring together a critical mass of infrastructure management and orchestration stakeholders to define and execute the collaborative work in several areas.


ONAP is a comprehensive platform for orchestration, management, and automation of network and edge computing services for network operators, cloud providers, and enterprises.


OpenDaylight (ODL) is a modular open platform for customizing and automating networks of any size and scale.

Tungsten Fabric

Solve your tooling complexity and overload with the simplicity of only one networking and security tool.


An open source cloud native PaaS for applications and telco network functions, which is to enable new services and help mobile operators to seize the business opportunity from vertical industries in the 5G era.