The Stackalytics numbers show that Google was the source of nearly 53 percent of all code commits, which was seven-times more than the second largest contributor, Red Hat.
The specific work is on developing a software platform for the RAN Intelligent Controller. That platform code will accelerate the deployment of open source software for the 5G radio access network.
Alibaba has been one of the largest contributors and users of Data Artisans’ open source data processing framework since 2016.
The updates include free access to private repositories that are targeted at small developer teams, and a combination of its cloud and on-premises enterprise offerings.
The startup's business model works like this: companies pay Tidelift a subscription, and in return they receive support for the open source projects they use from the developers who created and maintain these projects.
Open source and containers found themselves at the center of M&A activity this year.
The Kubernetes project made a lot of progress in 2018 in terms of maturity, stability, and scalability, which helped drive M&A activity and a greater focus on security.
AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch said the carrier is at 63 percent SDN control of its network operations that can be virtualized, pushing toward its goal of 65 percent control by year-end.
In working with the ONF, Comcast is breaking with a long cable tradition of not sharing technology and innovation ideas with competitors.
The Linux Foundation project OpenChain is developing an overarching standard for creating a quality compliance program that companies can apply across the supply chain.
Google's compute infrastructure is straining to keep up with data demands. The company is looking for "novel ways" to do more data processing. That might include cluster computing.
In 2019 the company will deploy these routers at several thousand towers to support its mobile 5G network.
A bunch of service providers from around the world are starting to implement ONAP code into their networks.
Bill Walker, director of network architecture and innovation with CenturyLink, said there are three business cases for NFV. The worst business case is for new technology that is not directly revenue generating.
AT&T is at 63 percent of its goal to bring 75 percent of its networks under SDN control by 2020, according to AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch.