The Open-O Project today unveiled its Release 1.0 code, dubbed “Sun.” The first code release comes five months after the initial formation of the project.
The Sun release begins Open-O’s process to enable service orchestration across virtualized networks that use software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), as well as service orchestration across legacy brownfield environments. The release consists of over 2 million lines of code focusing on a virtual CPE use case.
“This release gave us a chance to build our development and testing infrastructure and processes with a distributed development team spread around the world,” said Chris Donley, Open-O’s technical steering committee chair, in a prepared statement.
Open-O, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation, arranges all its formal meetings so that a member anywhere in the world can contribute on a reasonable timeframe. “We’re not just setting up the time to be convenient for Silicon Valley,” said Open-O Executive Director Marc Cohn when SDxCentral spoke with him in September.
Open-O membership stands at 13, with three of its premier members being China Mobile, China Telecom, and Hong Kong Telecom (HKT).
The open source group also announced today that Xiaodong Duan, director of the department of network technology for China Mobile Research Institute, was elected as chair of the Open-O governing board.
Other MANO Work
And since we last spoke with Open-O’s Cohn, AT&T’s ECOMP has become an official open source project of the Linux Foundation. ECOMP will also work on MANO as part of its bigger scope.