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Get the 2021 LFN Year In Review Report

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Communities,

LFN is dedicated to creating opportunities and new ways to innovate across the networking industry. 2021 continued to be a challenging year around the globe, but three Cs (Code, Collaboration, and Connectivity), proved therapeutic for the community to fight global isolation from the pandemic and move the industry forward. Adversity has brought us closer together as we build the foundation to withstand the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

This 25-page detailed report recaps the highlights and achievements of 2021 while offering insights from LFN community leaders on where the project and the open source networking industry is headed in 2022 and beyond.

Table of Contents:
  • Executive Summary
  • LFN Technical Community Metrics
  • Message from the LF Networking Board
  • LFN Governing Board
  • LFN Members
  • General Manager Update
  • End User Advisory Group Update
  • Strategic Planning Committee Update
  • Technical Advisory Council Update
  • LFN Project Updates
  • Marketing Advisory Council Update
  • Industry Impact

If you have any feedback or questions, please email me directly. 

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


LAST CHANCE: Register for the LFN Developer & Testing Forum (January 10-13)

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Technical Communities, 

The next LFN Developer & Testing Forum will be held January 10-13, 2022. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. Session topics will cover the following projects and initiatives: Anuket, EMCO, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, XGVela, 5G Super Blueprint, End User Advisory Group, L3AF, and Magma.

We will use a combination of online tools to create a productive and interactive virtual meeting environment. The event is free of cost and registration is required

Learn more on the event planning wiki page

Register for the event

Please send programming questions to ccain@..., and event logistical questions to events@....

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


REMINDER: LFN Developer & Testing Forum (January 10-13)

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Technical Communities, 

The next LFN Developer & Testing Forum will be held January 10-13, 2022. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. Session topics will cover the following projects and initiatives: Anuket, EMCO, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, XGVela, 5G Super Blueprint, End User Advisory Group, L3AF, and Magma.

We will use a combination of online tools to create a productive and interactive virtual meeting environment. The event is free of cost and registration is required

Learn more on the event planning wiki page

Register for the event

Please send programming questions to ccain@..., and event logistical questions to events@....

JUNE EVENT UPDATE:
We are planning to host an LFN Developer & Testing Forum, June 13-16, 2022 in person in Porto, Portugal! Save the date and stay tuned for more information.

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Register for the LFN Developer & Testing Forum (January 10-13)

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Technical Communities, 

The next LFN Developer & Testing Forum will be held January 10-13, 2022. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. Session topics will cover the following projects and initiatives: Anuket, EMCO, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, XGVela, 5G Super Blueprint, End User Advisory Group, L3AF, and Magma.

We will use a combination of online tools to create a productive and interactive virtual meeting environment. The event is free of cost and registration is required

Learn more on the event planning wiki page

Register for the event

Please send programming questions to ccain@..., and event logistical questions to events@....

JUNE EVENT UPDATE:
We are planning to host an LFN Developer & Testing Forum, June 13-16, 2022 in person in Porto, Portugal! Save the date and stay tuned for more information.

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Register Now for the LFN Developer & Testing Forum (January 10-13)

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Technical Communities, 

The next LFN Developer & Testing Forum will be held January 10-13, 2022. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. Session topics will cover the following projects and initiatives: Anuket, EMCO, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, XGVela, 5G Super Blueprint, End User Advisory Group, L3AF, and Magma.

We will use a combination of online tools to create a productive and interactive virtual meeting environment. The event is free of cost and registration is required

Learn more on the event planning wiki page

Register for the event

Please send programming questions to ccain@..., and event logistical questions to events@....

JUNE EVENT UPDATE:
We are planning to host an LFN Developer & Testing Forum, June 13-16, 2022 in person in Porto, Portugal! Save the date and stay tuned for more information.

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


LAST CHANCE: LFN Developer & Testing Forum Topic Proposals Due Dec 3

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

The next LFN Developer & Testing Forum is scheduled for January 10-13, 2022. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. Participating LFN projects include Anuket, EMCO, ODIM, ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, and XGVela.

We’ll also be hosting a track with fellow networking projects and initiatives including the 5G Super Blueprint, LFN End User Advisory Group (EUAG), and L3AF.

We welcome you to submit your topic proposals on the wiki page here. Topic Proposals are due December 3rd!

Learn more about the event and register here. The event is free to attend but registration is required.

Please send any questions to ccain@....

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


LFN Developer & Testing Forum Topic Submissions Due Dec 3!

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

The next LFN Developer & Testing Forum is scheduled for January 10-13, 2022. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. Participating LFN projects include Anuket, EMCO, ODIM, ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric,  and XGVela.

We’ll also be hosting a track with fellow networking projects and initiatives including the 5G Super Blueprint, LFN End User Advisory Group (EUAG), and L3AF.

We welcome you to submit your topic proposals on the wiki page here. Topic Proposals are due December 3rd!

Learn more about the event and register here. The event is free to attend but registration is required.

Please send any questions to ccain@....

Best,
 
Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Webinar Tomorrow, 7:00 AM PT: Intelligent Networking and the Thoth Project – Where do we go from here?

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

This is a notification that we have a webinar with the LFN End User Advisory Group (EUAG) coming up on Tuesday, November 30th, 7:00 AM Pacific Time. Register for the event today to learn more and get your questions answered. The recording and slide deck will be sent to all registrants post-event.

Intelligent Networking and the Thoth Project – Where do we go from here?
November 30 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Based on the recently published LFN End User Advisor Group (EUAG) Intelligent Networking white paper that highlights some recommendations for supporting intelligent networking for Telecom operators, this webinar will focus on some of the work that has been started to address the identified needs. Some of the topics covered will include:

• Thoth, the first LFN AI/ML project
• The need for a common data set to support intelligent networking development
• Is the Open Source community the right place to address the gaps?

Join Beth Cohen (Verizon), Lei Huang (China Mobile), Sridhar K N Rao (Spirent), and Yuhan Zhang (China Mobile) to discuss the future of networking in the Telecom industry.


Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Upcoming LFN Webinar: Intelligent Networking and the Thoth Project – Where do we go from here?

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

This is a notification that we have a webinar with the LFN End User Advisory Group (EUAG) coming up on Tuesday, November 30th, 7:00 AM Pacific Time. Register for the event today to learn more and get your questions answered. The recording and slide deck will be sent to all registrants post-event.

Intelligent Networking and the Thoth Project – Where do we go from here?
November 30 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Based on the recently published LFN End User Advisor Group (EUAG) Intelligent Networking white paper that highlights some recommendations for supporting intelligent networking for Telecom operators, this webinar will focus on some of the work that has been started to address the identified needs. Some of the topics covered will include:

• Thoth, the first LFN AI/ML project
• The need for a common data set to support intelligent networking development
• Is the Open Source community the right place to address the gaps?

Join Beth Cohen (Verizon), Lei Huang (China Mobile), Sridhar K N Rao (Spirent), and Yuhan Zhang (China Mobile) to discuss the future of networking in the Telecom industry.


Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Submit a Session for the LFN Developer & Testing Forum!

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

The next LFN Developer & Testing Forum is scheduled for January 10-13, 2022. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. Participating LFN projects include Anuket, EMCO, ODIM, ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, and XGVela.

We’ll also be hosting a track with fellow networking projects and initiatives including the 5G Super Blueprint, LFN End User Advisory Group (EUAG), and L3AF.

We welcome you to submit your topic proposals on the wiki page here. Topic Proposals are due December 3rd!

Learn more about the event and register here. The event is free to attend but registration is required.

Please send any questions to ccain@.... You can also join the discussion on our event Slack in the #general channel here.

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Re: Gerrit Restart

Vanessa Valderrama
 

Gerrit restart is comlete

On 11/17/21 1:31 PM, Vanessa Valderrama wrote:
Restarting Gerrit now

On 11/17/21 12:55 PM, Vanessa Valderrama wrote:
Gerrit will be restarted in 30 minutes to apply a configuration change needed to allow us to continue configuring the LF Jenkins instance.  The restart should take no more than ten minutes. I apologize for the short notice.

Thank you,

Vanessa


Re: Gerrit Restart

Vanessa Valderrama
 

Restarting Gerrit now

On 11/17/21 12:55 PM, Vanessa Valderrama wrote:
Gerrit will be restarted in 30 minutes to apply a configuration change needed to allow us to continue configuring the LF Jenkins instance.  The restart should take no more than ten minutes. I apologize for the short notice.

Thank you,

Vanessa


Gerrit Restart

Vanessa Valderrama
 

Gerrit will be restarted in 30 minutes to apply a configuration change needed to allow us to continue configuring the LF Jenkins instance.  The restart should take no more than ten minutes. I apologize for the short notice.

Thank you,

Vanessa


REMINDER: Webinar: Deutsche Telekom Deploys ONAP in O-RAN TOWN, Thurs, 8 AM PT

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

This is a reminder that we have a webinar with DT coming up this week on Thursday, November 18th, at 8:00 AM Pacific. Register for the event today to learn about how they deployed ONAP into production and get your questions answered. The recording and slide deck will be sent to all registrants post-event.

LFN Webinar: Deutsche Telekom Deploys ONAP in O-RAN TOWN
Deutsche Telekom is on their way of bringing ONAP from the labs into pilot production. In their O-RAN Town project, DT deployed in the city of Neubrandenburg a multi-vendor Open RAN trial network for 4G and 5G services with massive MIMO integrated into the live network — the first in Europe. To automate services on all network domains, DT introduced a vendor-independent Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) component based on ONAP open source. The SMO is to be at the heart of complete lifecycle management of all O-RAN components in this deployment. In this webinar, hear from  Marc Fiedler, Sebastian Zechlin, and Andreas Geissler from Deutsche Telekom about how they overcame deployment challenges and the benefits using ONAP.

Register Here

And don't miss the other LFN End User Webinars this month!

November Webinars:

Nov 10, 2021 | On Demand Orange Deploys ONAP in Production | Olivier Augizeau from Orange; Mohamed Hassan, Mohamed Daoud, and Abdel-Muhaimen Seaudi from Orange Egypt | Get the webinar materials

Nov 18, 2021 | Deutsche Telekom Deploys ONAP in O-RAN TOWN | Marc Fiedler, Sebastian Zechlin, and Andreas Geissler from Deutsche Telekom | Learn More & Register

Nov 30, 2021 | Intelligent Networking and the Thoth Project – Where do we go from here? | Beth Cohen, Verizon; Lei Huang, China Mobile; Sridhar K N Rao; Spirent; Yuhan Zhang, China Mobile | Learn More & Register

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


REMINDER: Webinar: Orange Deploys ONAP in Production, Wed, 8 AM PT

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

This is a reminder that we have a webinar with Orange coming up this week on Wednesday, November 10th, at 8:00 AM Pacific. Register for the event today to learn about how they deployed ONAP into production and get your questions answered. The recording and slide deck will be sent to all registrants post-event.

LFN Webinar: Orange Deploys ONAP in Production
Realizing a long-pursued goal of using the Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP), Orange has deployed and trialed an automation framework powered by ONAP. The current use case, in production in Orange Egypt, includes automating network services, network connectivity and resource management inside IP/MPLS, and configuration changes such as provisioning virtual private networks. Through this initiative, Orange has demonstrated that ONAP has reached the maturity and modularity for network operators to take combinations of ONAP projects and components from proof of concept to production. Join this webinar with Olivier Augizeau from Orange and Mohamed Hasan and team from Orange Egypt to learn about the challenges, benefits, and tips for deploying ONAP in production networks.

Register Here

And don't miss the other LFN webinars with end users this month!

November Webinars:

Nov 10, 2021 | Orange Deploys ONAP in Production | Olivier Augizeau, Orange; Mohamed Aly, Orange Egypt | Learn More & Register

Nov 16, 2021 | Deutsche Telekom Deploys ONAP in O-RAN TOWN | Marc Fiedler, Sebastian Zechlin, and Andreas Geissler, Deutsche Telekom | Learn More & Register

Nov 30, 2021 | Intelligent Networking and the Thoth Project – Where do we go from here? | Beth Cohen, Verizon; Lei Huang, China Mobile; Sridhar K N Rao; Spirent; Yuhan Zhang, China Mobile | Learn More & Register

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


3 LFN Webinars from End Users in November

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

We have a busy November shaping up on the webinar front with 3 webinars from the end user community: Orange, DT, and the EUAG. Register for these webinars to learn more about ONAP deployments in production networks, AI/ML in Networking, and more. Get your questions answered live and receive the slides and recordings post event. Have a good idea for an LFN Webinar? Please fill in the form here.

November Webinars:

Nov 10, 2021 | Orange Deploys ONAP in Production | Olivier Augizeau, Orange; Mohamed Aly, Orange Egypt | Learn More & Register

Nov 16, 2021 | Deutsche Telekom Deploys ONAP in O-RAN TOWN | Marc Fiedler, Sebastian Zechlin, and Andreas Geissler, Deutsche Telekom | Learn More & Register

Nov 30, 2021 | Intelligent Networking and the Thoth Project – Where do we go from here? | Beth Cohen, Verizon; Lei Huang, China Mobile; Sridhar K N Rao; Spirent; Yuhan Zhang, China Mobile | Learn More & Register

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


ONE Summit Starts Monday -- Register Now!

Brandon Wick
 

LF Networking Community:

If you haven't already, register today for ONE Summit + Kubernetes on EDGE Day!

Open Networking & Edge Summit + Kubernetes on EDGE Day is the only event for end-to-end networking and edge powered by open source. As the flagship event for LF Networking and LF Edge, members and project participants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Hear from industry leaders from AT&T, China Mobile, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Interdynamix Systems, MATRIXX Software, Orange, Verizon, Walmart and more sharing their thought leadership on the keynote stage. Five conference tracks will cover a range of critical topics in the networking and edge ecosystems.  

Read the press release
View the keynote speakers
See the full schedule

LFN Members are eligible for a 20% discount. Please send an email to the address below to get your code. 

Please send any questions you may have to events@.... 

We hope to see you there!

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Reminder to Register: ONE Summit, Oct 11-12 (Virtual)

Brandon Wick
 

LF Networking Community:

Open Networking & Edge Summit + Kubernetes on EDGE Day is the only event for end-to-end networking and edge powered by open source. As the flagship event for LF Networking and LF Edge, members and project participants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Hear from industry leaders from AT&T, China Mobile, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Interdynamix Systems, MATRIXX Software, Orange, Verizon, Walmart and more sharing their thought leadership on the keynote stage. Five conference tracks will cover a range of critical topics in the networking and edge ecosystems.  

View the keynote speakers
See the full schedule

We have shifted to an all virtual format. Registration through October 5th is only $50. LFN Members are eligible for a 20% discount. Please send an email to the address below to get your code. 

Please send any questions you may have to events@...

We hope to see you there!

Best, 

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


US Gov Ops Mini-Summit Added to ONE Summit. Register Today.

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Communities,
 
We are pleased to announce the new US Gov Ops Mini-Summit joining the ONE Summit 2021 programming, where you can:
  • Find out about the US Government’s Open Programmable Secure initiative within The Linux Foundation
  • Get an overview of DARPA’s Open, Programmable, Secure 5G (OPS-5G) project that is developing a portable standards-compliant network stack for 5G mobile that is open source and secure by design
  • Hear about the Linux Foundation 5G Super Blueprint and its applicability to the OPS-5G and DoD 5G initiatives
  • Learn about the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering’s 5G initiative and the Multi-site OPS-5G Joint Independent Test Option (MOJITO), a nationwide testbed being deployed to enhance the DoD’s ability to test the security attributes of 5G networks
Doug Evans, Neil Hoff and Andrew Leidy join us from the Department of the Navy to lead this mini-summit. They are joined by our newest keynote speaker, Dr. Dan Massey who leads the Operate Through portion of the DoD 5G to NextG Initiative. Operate Through aims to ensure the DoD can securely operate through commercial 5G networks across the globe. 


The US Gov Ops Mini-Summit will be held, Monday, October 11, 2:00 - 4:50 PM PT. Registration to this mini-summit is included in the overall conference registration (only $50 though October 5th) and we encourage you to register today. LFN Members are entitled to an additional discount. Please email events@... for the member registration code. 

Best Regards,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


TF - Gerrit and Easy CLA

Vanessa Valderrama
 

We've had a lot of requests and questions regarding Gerrit account issues, Contributor Agreements and creating branches. Hopefully this information will help everyone to resolve their issues quickly.

Gerrit login issues

  • If you are unable to log into Gerrit, please open a ticket at support.linuxfoundation.org
    • To resolve your issue quickly, please provide your LFID username and email address

Contributor Agreements

  • If you are trying to push a patch and get an error "No Contributor Agreement on file for user..."
    • Log into Gerrit, click Settings
    • Click Agreements
    • Click New Contributor Agreement
    • If you work for an Organization select CCLA and sign the agreement for your organization. If not select ICLA and sign the Individual Contributor Agreement

Branches

  • Only repository committers can create branches
    • If you aren't a committer, please reach out to an existing committer. The committers can be found in the INFO.yaml file of each repository.

Committer Promotion

  • The committer promotion process can be found in the Project Governance: https://wiki.tungsten.io/x/xYVdAQ
    • Please see section 3.2.2.1 Adding Committers
      • 3.2.2.1     Adding Committers
        Initial Committers for a project will be specified at project creation
        Committer rights for a project are earned via contribution and community trust. Committers for a project select and vote for new Committers for that project, subject to TSC approval.
        New Committers for a project should have a demonstrable established history of meritocratic contributions.

Hopefully this helps clear up confusion and helps the community issues resolved quickly.

Thank you,

Vanessa

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