Linux Foundation Open Source Seminar

Open Source for Open Orchestration

Over the past few years, open source has emerged as a catalyst for change in the telecommunications and cable industry. By leveraging shared investments in technology, and collaborative innovation, operators and solution providers alike are in the midst of a complete overhaul of the software development lifecycle.
As large-scale open source platforms beginning with the OpenDaylight project, continue to gain momentum, telecommunications play an increasingly important role in the open source communities, and are beginning to evolve the open source methodology to address the needs of the world’s largest operators and their technology partners.
In this seminar, we intend to address this new methodology, relying upon the Linux Foundation best practices and experience driving among the most important open source projects in telecommunications. As open source migrates up the stack, we will present examples based on the OPEN-O open orchestration project, which is in the process of merging into the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), along with open source ECOMP.

  • Share Linux Foundation best practices and our open source methodology
  • Share lessons learned based on our experience ramping up the OPEN-O project (from an Intent to Form to Release 1.0 in less than a year)
  • Provide an overview of OPEN-O for those unfamiliar with the project
  • Offer suggestions on how to ensure that ONAP will be successful

Date: Sunday March 19, 2017
Location: Red Hat, Derekh Yerushalayim 34, Ra’anana | Building A, 1st Floor

  • 9:00am  – Breakfast & Mingling
  • 9:20am   – Opening Words – Red Hat, Cloudify, Linux Foundation
  • 9:40am  – Sessions and Panels
  • 11:00am  – Coffee Break
  • 12:30pm  – Lunch


  • Open Source
    • Introduction to Open Source
    • Why Open Source
    • Open Source Myths (and Realities)
    • Open Source for Operators
  • OPEN-O
    • Introduction to OPEN-O Project
    • How it fits into the LF Networking & Orchestration portfolio
    • High-level architecture description
    • Near-term Plan
  • Best Practices
    • The Project
    • The Code
    • The Community
    • Critical Success Factors
  • ONAP
    • Lessons learned from OPEN-O
    • Pitfalls to avoid
    • Proactive steps
    • Transition suggestions

Speaker Bios:

Marc Cohn, Vice President of Network Strategy for The Linux Foundation

Marc is currently leading the OPEN-O open source orchestration project that offers operators end-to-end service orchestration, bridging the gap between NFV, SDN, and legacy services. Marc has been a major contributor to the Software Defined Networking community. He served as the Market Area Director for the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), and was appointed the third ONF Fellow. He also served as the sole Silver Member representative on the OpenDaylight Board of Directors, where he was elected Treasurer. Marc advised the Chair of the ETSI NFV ISG on Communications, and edits the NFV Insider series on SDxCentral, one of the most popular Blogs on NFV. Prior to joining the Linux Foundation, Marc was Senior Vice President at ClearPath Networks, and was formerly the outbound face for Ciena’s SDN strategy.

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