More Firms Join Open Source Networking Group
More communications firms are coming onboard with the open source networking organization launched earlier this year by The Linux Foundation.
That organization, called LF Networking Fund (LFN), recently welcomed KDDI, KT, SK Telecom, Sprint, Swisscom and Telecom Italia into its fold.
LFN coalesces six top networking projects to increase harmonization across platforms, communities and ecosystems, according to its site. The organization says it seeks to address major industry challenges through collaboration between end users, vendors and developers, who can work together to transform all aspects of the network and accelerate open source deployments.
In announcing the project early this year, The Linux Foundation said, "In the four years since OpenDaylight kicked off the open source networking revolution, innovative groups of developers from a range of backgrounds have developed open source offerings at every layer of the stack.
"It is now time to provide avenues for greater collaboration between those projects, as well as related projects and communities across the ecosystem. Therefore, we are creating a combined administrative structure, The LF Networking Fund ("LFN"), a platform for cross-project collaboration."
The LFN announced its newest members from Italy, Japan, Korea, the United States and Switzerland will bolster its membership roll that already features 100 other service providers and technology leaders from around the world, seeking collaboration across technologies and beyond the traditional networking stack.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.