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Community Input Required: 2021 LFN Operations Survey

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Communities:

Now in its third iteration, the LF Networking staff have pulled together an annual LFN Operations Survey. This goal is to solicit feedback from LFN community members to learn how you are engaging with the LFN projects and programs. We'd like to know what you are experiencing, what your challenges are, and how the LFN staff can better support you. Your feedback is very important so please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us. Responses are due by Friday, May 7th. Please send any questions or feedback to bwick@.... Thank you!


Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


LFN Committer Representative to the Board Election Results 2021

Casey Cain
 

Hello, everyone.

Please join me in congratulating Amy Zwarico as the new LFN Committer Representative to the Board.  We look forward to her representation of the particular developer issues, challenges, and successes of the LFN Committers to the Board.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Election!

Best,
Casey Cain
Technical Program Manager / Community Architect
Linux Foundation
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Voice: +1.408.641.0193


LFN Webinar Tomorrow: "NFV Deployments and the Path Ahead: An Operator Perspective"

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community:

This is a reminder that we'll be hosting the following LFN Webinar tomorrow, Tuesday, March 30th, 8:00 AM PT. Register here.

NFV Deployments and the Path Ahead: An Operator Perspective
Beth Cohen, Verizon; Lei Huang, China Mobile; and Randy Levensalor, CableLabs

With the drive to deploy 5G, network slicing, and the dramatic changes in network service delivery due to the global pandemic, 2020 was the year that many carriers started large NFV deployments; indicating the continuing maturation and acceptance of virtualized networking workloads, NFV architectures, and cloud infrastructures in general. As these deployments ramp up and expand, it is time to focus on tools needed for deployment in a common, shared, programmable, and automated manner. There remain significant challenges, however, to achieving this vision.

The LFN End User Advisory Group (EUAG) is publishing an NFV Testing and Automation White Paper to illustrate key insights on the state of NFV automated testing, current gaps, and industry recommendations. In this webinar, industry experts from the EUAG: Beth Cohen, Verizon; Lei Huang, China Mobile; and Randy Levensalor, CableLabs will discuss the white paper key findings and answer questions.


Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


LFN Webinar This Week: "5G Dynamic Network Slicing via Open Source Projects"

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community, 

This is a reminder that we'll be hosting the following LFN Webinar on Thursday, March 25th, 8:00 AM PT. Learn more and register here

LFN Webinar: 5G Dynamic Network Slicing via Open Source Projects
Srinivasa Addepalli, Chief Principal Engineer, Intel
Tushar Doshi, Technical Director, Robin.io

5G network slicing enables a single physical infrastructure to be partitioned into multiple virtual instances, each optimized for the different needs of specific users. This opens up a new world of business opportunities for use cases like smart cities, autonomous driving, healthcare, and more. This also allows for greater operational efficiencies to network operators for only deploying the functions required to support a specific customer. Network slicing also benefits Enterprises by expanding their services geographically, creating private networks, and deploying Edge services. Though network slicing is a common topic across the industry right now, slicing implementations and discussion are often limited to eMBB, mIOT and URLLC. The next step on the slicing journey is servicing dynamic network slices.

In this talk, Srinivasa Addepalli, Chief Principal Engineer, Intel; and Tushar Doshi, Technical Director, Robin.io will discuss various use cases and deployment models for dynamic slices and explain how they enable Enterprises to deploy MEC services. They will dig further on slicing orchestration to automate dynamic slice life cycle management and discuss enhancements required in NFVO tools and platforms for managing resources to ensure that slice SLAs are satisfied. They will highlight the open source projects active in this space, like K8s, ONAP, OpenNESS/EMCO, and how they contribute to dynamic slicing orchestration and show to benefit from this innovation.

Learn more and register here

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


FD.io Webinar This Week "VPP in your home lab? Yep. Right now."

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Community, 

This is a reminder that the FD.io project is hosting a webinar this coming Wednesday, March 24th, at 8:00 AM PT. Learn More & Register Here.

VPP in your home lab? Yep. Right now.
Vector Packet Processing (VPP) enables astounding software packet processing. It represents where the world is heading for many packet processing needs across edge networking, cloud native networking, and 5G infrastructure.
Many network engineers are aware of VPP, but really don’t have a fast, easy way to try it out for themselves, just to see what it’s all about. But if they could, who knows what they might do with it?

Good news. There is a way to kick the VPP tires!

One of the companies that has integrated FD.io’s VPP into a high-performance software edge router solution is Netgate. Netgate has a free version of VPP, ready to go as a product, known as TNSR. TNSR integrates a number of open source projects – VPP, DPDK, FRR, strongSwan and Clixon – into a ready to install, configure and deploy high speed router.

In this webinar we will hear directly from three independent network engineers on how they got interested in VPP, how quickly and easily they were able to install and test it for their needs, and what outcome they achieved.

VPP is for real. It is seeing rapid and broad commercial deployment. But it is still early. We at FD.io would like to see as many network engineers becoming familiar with it as possible!

Learn how you can do this in your home or work lab – right now, for free!
In this webinar, Audian Paxson from Netgate will walk through how this is done while engaging with end users of the technology: Mike Jennings. Voxtelesys; Dan Streufert, ADS-B Exchange; and Jerry Wilson, Region 5 ESC for their insights.


Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960



Register Today: 3 Upcoming LFN Webinars

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Communities, 

After kicking off the year with the Anuket launch event, we are now pleased to announce no fewer than 3 upcoming LFN webinars at the end of March. See the LFN Webinars Calendar here and check back often as more webinars are added regularly. Listed below are the logistics for the 3 upcoming webinars. We encourage you to learn more and register today. Note: If you have an idea for an LFN Webinar, please fill in this form

Upcoming Webinars

March 24, 2021, 8:00 AM PT | VPP in your home lab? Yep. Right now. | Audian Paxson, Netgate; End Users TBA | Learn More & Register

March 25, 2021, 8:00 AM PT | 5G Dynamic Network Slicing via Open Source Projects | Srinivasa Addepalli, Chief Principal Engineer, Intel; Subban Narasimha, Senior Director Of Software Development, Robin.io | Learn More & Register

March 30, 2021, 8:00 AM PT | NFV Deployments and the Path Ahead: An Operators Perspective | Beth Cohen, Verizon; Lei Huang, China Mobile; and Randy Levensalor, CableLabs | Learn More & Register

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


2021 LFN Governing Board Committer Representative Self-Nomination Period Open

Casey Cain
 

Hello, everyone.

This is to inform you that the self-nomination period for the LFN Governing Board Committer Representative (LGBMCR) has started.  
Role:
  • The role of the LFN Governing Board Member Committers Representative (LGBMCR) is to represent the committers and contributors to LFN projects at the LFN Governing board.  The expectation of the LGBMCR is to attend all LFN Governing board meetings (and any appropriate ancillary meetings), gather input from the committer community for issues raised at the board level, and to communicate to the committer community key activities from board.
  • LGBMCR is elected for the 1 year. Re-election is not possible.
Eligible candidates:
  • Candidates must be active committers to at least one LFN project.
  • Candidates can self-nominate, or be nominated by other community members. In the latter case, candidates must accept the nomination before the election is conducted.
  • Candidates must be an active committer to a LFN project which differs from the LFN project that the currently servicing LGBMCR is an active committer of.
If you are interested in becoming the technical representative to the Governing Body and you meet the eligibility requirements, please self-nominate at the link below by March 24th, 2021.
https://wiki.lfnetworking.org/x/ygAyAw

Voting will begin at the conclusion of the self-nomination period.

If you would like more information on the LGBMCR, please see https://wiki.lfnetworking.org/x/AgIiAQ or reach out to your community Technical Program Manager / Community Architect.

Best,
Casey Cain
Technical Program Manager / Community Architect
Linux Foundation
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WeChat: okaru6
Voice: +1.408.641.0193


Reminder: Open Networking & Edge Executive Forum, March 10-12

Brandon Wick
 

LF Networking Communities:

This is a reminder to register for the Open Networking & Edge Executive Forum (ONEEF), a special edition of Open Networking & Edge Summit. Join top ecosystem executive leaders as they discuss deployment progress and provide critical insights into Service Provider, Cloud, Enterprise Networking, and Edge/IOT requirements to the global networking and edge communities. Keynotes will begin at a different time each day with start times friendly to the Americas, APAC, and Europe. View the Schedule here.


Linux Foundation, LF Networking and LF Edge members can attend at no cost, all others pay only US $50. Email events@... to request the LFN discount code or if you have any questions. 

We hope to see you there!

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Reminder - TSC Election Self-Nominations end today

Casey Cain
 

Hello, everyone.

This is just a friendly reminder that the self-nomination period for the TSC is scheduled to end at the close of business today.  There are currently at the time of writing this email, 7 uncontested seats.  If you are interested in taking a leadership role in the Tungsten Fabric Technical Steering Committee, please submit your self-nomination here:

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" - Helen Keller.
We look forward to seeing your self-nominations and best of luck in the election!  Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional information.

Best,
Casey Cain
Technical Program Manager / Community Architect
Linux Foundation
_________________
IRC: CaseyLF
WeChat: okaru6
Voice: +1.408.641.0193


Register Now: Open Networking & Edge Executive Forum, March 10-12

Brandon Wick
 

LF Networking Communities:

This is a reminder to register for the Open Networking & Edge Executive Forum (ONEEF), a special edition of Open Networking & Edge Summit. Join top ecosystem executive leaders as they discuss deployment progress and provide critical insights into Service Provider, Cloud, Enterprise Networking, and Edge/IOT requirements to the global networking and edge communities. Interact directly with speakers and other attendees via chat, set 1:1 meetings and more. View the Schedule here.


Linux Foundation, LF Networking and LF Edge members can attend at no cost, all others pay only US $50. Email events@... to request the LFN discount code or if you have any questions. 

We hope to see you there!

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Schedule Now Live: Open Networking & Edge Executive Forum, March 10-12

Brandon Wick
 

LF Networking Communities:

In two weeks we’ll be kicking off Open Networking & Edge Executive Forum (ONEEF), a special edition of Open Networking & Edge Summit. Join ecosystem executive leaders as they discuss deployment progress and provide critical insights into Service Provider, Cloud, Enterprise Networking, and Edge/IOT requirements to the global networking and edge communities. Interact directly with speakers and other attendees via chat, set 1:1 meetings and more.


Linux Foundation, LF Networking and LF Edge members can attend for free, US$50 for everyone else. Email events@... to request the LFN discount code.

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Tungsten Fabric 2021 TSC Election self-nomination period has begun

Casey Cain
 

Hello, everyone.

The self-nomination period for the 2021 TSC Election has begun.  If you are interested in self-nominating to serve the community as a member of the Technical Steering Committee, please do so here: https://wiki.tungsten.io/x/IwA2Ag

Election Timeline
The nomination period will be two weeks from the time that the nomination solicitation email is sent to both the Announce and Dev lists.

The election period will be two weeks from the time that the CIVS voting URLs are sent out.

In the event that there is any technical issue with either the lists.io email service or the CIVS service, the election coordinator may extend either period by up to one week without TSC approval. Any further extension will require TSC approval.

The nomination period for Chairperson will begin immediately following the conclusion of the TSC Election.

  • The self-nomination period will begin 18 Feb 2021
  • The self-nomination period will end 04 Mar 2021.



The TSC is responsible for:

  • Setting high level architecture goals and coordinating overall project architecture and technical direction
  • Selecting technology stack, software features and supported hardware including
  • Approving project or system proposals (including, but not limited to, incubation, deprecation, and changes to a sub-project’s scope);
  • organizing sub-projects and removing sub-projects;
  • Developing Project use cases;
  • Defining and monitoring Project technical processes and interfaces with third party code and external projects including creating sub-committees or working groups to focus on cross-project technical issues and requirements;
  • Overseeing the Infrastructure Working Group other TSC working groups;
  • Appointing representatives to work with other open source or open standards communities;
  • Establishing community norms, workflows, issuing releases, and security issue reporting policies;
  • Approving and implementing policies and processes for contributing (to be published in the CONTRIBUTING file) and coordinating with other project committees to resolve matters or concerns that may arise as set forth in Section 7 of this Charter;
  • Engaging in discussions, seeking consensus, and where necessary, voting on technical matters relating to the code base that affect multiple projects;
  • Setting target dates for software development and testing;
  • Coordinating any marketing, events, or communications regarding the Project with the Manager of LF Projects and the Marketing Advisory Council of the LF Networking Fund of The Linux Foundation (“LFN”);
  • Establishing a vetting process for maintaining security and integrity of new and/or changed code base and documentation, including vetting for malicious code and spyware; and
  • Establishing a security issue reporting policy and resolution procedure.
Some of the challenges facing the incoming TSC are the need to increase community transparency and upstream engagement.  A draft list of objectives is listed here:

Thank you to all of our amazing community members and good luck in the election!

Best,
Casey Cain
Technical Program Manager / Community Architect
Linux Foundation
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WeChat: okaru6
Voice: +1.408.641.0193


FINAL REMINDER: LFN Developer & Testing Forum (Feb 1-4)

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Technical Communities,

The schedule for the LFN Developer & Testing Forum is now live here.

The event will be held virtually over four days, February 1-4, 2021. Once again we will be gathering the LFN projects to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. We will use a combination of online tools to create a productive and interactive virtual meeting environment. Projects planning participation include Anuket, ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, and XGVela. The event is free of charge and registration is required.
Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Schedule Published: LFN Developer & Testing Forum (Feb 1-4)

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Technical Communities,

The schedule for the LFN Developer & Testing Forum is now live here. Note: Scroll over to the event dates. We encourage you to register today.

The event will be held virtually over four days, February 1-4, 2021. Once again we will be gathering the LFN projects to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. We will use a combination of online tools to create a productive and interactive virtual meeting environment. Projects planning participation include Anuket (CNTT/OPNFV), ONAP, OpenDaylight, and Tungsten Fabric. The event is free of charge and registration is required.
Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Anuket Launch Event, Jan 27, 8:00 AM PT

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Communities:

Anuket is a new project in the LF Networking umbrella — formed by a merger of OPNFV and the Cloud iNfrastructure Telco Taskforce (CNTT) — in order to empower the global communications community.

Anuket delivers standardized reference infrastructure specifications and conformance frameworks for virtualized and cloud native network functions, enabling faster and more robust onboarding into production, reducing costs, and accelerating telecom digital transformation.

In this launch event webinar, hear from community leaders about what Anuket is, the benefits to the industry, and how to get involved.


Best,   

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


LFN 2020 Year In Review Report

Brandon Wick
 

LF Networking Communities,

The 2020 LF Networking Year In Review report is now complete. 2020 was certainly a challenging year for everyone and the LFN Community rose to the challenge in many important respects. Going into 2021, open source networking is stronger than ever. 

We invite you to read this report that highlights the major achievements of 2020 while offering insights from LFN community leaders on where the project and the open source networking industry is headed in 2021 and beyond.

Get the report here: https://www.lfnetworking.org/publications/2021/01/13/2020-lfn-year-in-review-report/

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Submissions Due Friday: LFN Developer & Testing Forum (Feb 1-4)

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Technical Communities, 

The LFN Developer & Testing Forum will be held virtually over four days, February 1-4, 2021. Once again we will be gathering the LFN projects to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. We will use a combination of online tools to create a productive and interactive virtual meeting environment. Projects planning participation include CNTT/OPNFV, ONAP, OpenDaylight, and Tungsten Fabric. The event is free of charge and registration is required.
Session proposals are due EOD January 15 and the schedule will be published January 22. Please let us know directly if you have any questions or feedback. Thank you!

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Re: Coming Soon: A New URL for Gerrit

DW Talton
 

Hi Everyone,

The Gerrit migration is complete!

The existing Gerrit at review.opencontrail.org is set to read-only, so you can no longer commit to it.

The new Gerrit resides at https://gerrit.tungsten.io, and is identical to the old Gerrit as of the time of the migration. Everything should work the same as before, with the only change being the upstream origin URL.

  • Note: Jira issue linking is temporarily disabled on the new Gerrit as the Jira JWS callback URLs (likely) need to get updated by Juniper to reflect the new source URL.
  • Note: The new Gerrit is fully supported by The Linux Foundation, so if you have any issues, please open a support ticket at https://support.linuxfoundation.org


Thanks for you patience. I know this was a long time coming and that there may be a little more pain as we clean up from the migration, but we're very happy to have this onboarded on the LF!

-DW



REMINDER: Register for the LFN Developer & Testing Forum (Feb 1-4)

Brandon Wick
 

LFN Technical Communities, 

The LFN Developer & Testing Forum will be held virtually over four days, February 1-4, 2021. Once again we will be gathering the LFN projects to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. We will use a combination of online tools to create a productive and interactive virtual meeting environment. Projects planning participation include CNTT/OPNFV, ONAP, OpenDaylight, and Tungsten Fabric. The event is free of charge and registration is required.
Session proposals are due January 15 so start thinking now about what you'd like to submit. The schedule will be published January 22. Please let us know directly if you have any questions or feedback. Thank you!

Best,

Brandon Wick
Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
The Linux Foundation
+1.917.282.0960


Re: Coming Soon: A New URL for Gerrit

DW Talton
 

Hi Everyone, the date has been decided and the cutover will happen on Monday, January 11th.

Please note that services may be unavailable at this time, but any downtime should be minimal.

Thanks for for you patience, and happy new year to all!

DW
The Linux Foundation

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