The Linux Foundation (LF) is dedicated to building sustainable ecosystems around open source projects to accelerate technology development and industry adoption.
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation provides unparalleled support for open source communities through financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. The Linux Foundation and its projects have more than 1,000 corporate members across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA, including companies that are leaders in the strategic use of open source. A few include AT&T, Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Qualcomm, and Samsung as well as Orange. With these and many others, from startups to mid-market companies to specialists in industries such as finance and healthcare, we’re driving innovation worldwide.
Orange is member of Linux Foundation since April 2017.
Since January 2018, the LF Networking Fund (LFN) provides a platform for cross-project collaboration, facilitating collaboration and operational excellence across networking projects like ONAP and OPNFV.
Currently, Orange is actively contributing to five LFN projects: ONAP, OPNFV, ODL, Acumos AI and CNTT.
ONAP(Open Networking Automation Platform) provides a comprehensive platform for real-time, policy-driven orchestration and automation of physical and virtual network functions that will enable software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to rapidly automate new services and support complete lifecycle management.
Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) is a project and community that facilitates a common NFVI, continuous integration (CI) with upstream projects, stand-alone testing toolsets, and a compliance and verification program for industry-wide testing and integration to accelerate the transformation of enterprise and service provider networks.
OpenDaylight (ODL) is a modular platform for customizing and automating networks of any size and scale. The OpenDaylight Project arose out of the SDN movement, with a clear focus on network programmability. It was designed from the outset as a foundation for commercial solutions that address a variety of use cases in existing network environments. It is also at the core of broader open source frameworks, including ONAP and OPNFV.
In March 2018, the Linux Foundation launched LF Deep Learning Foundation as an umbrella organization that will support and sustain open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning while striving to make these critical new technologies available to developers and data scientists everywhere.
Since April 2018, Orange is actively contributing to Acumos AI project, a LF Deep Learning Foundation project.
Acumos AI is an Open Source Platform, which supports design, integration and deployment of AI models. Furthermore, Acumos supports an AI marketplace that empowers data scientists to publish adaptive AI models, while shielding them from the need to custom develop fully integrated solutions.
In June 2019, Linux Foundation and the GSMA have announced a partnership to create a common industry framework for Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVi). Hosted by the GSMA and created with input from the Linux Foundation, the Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) operates as an open committee responsible for creating and documenting a Common NFVi Framework. An industry-aligned NFVi framework helps accelerate deployment across the entire telecommunications stack, from infrastructure to Virtual and Cloud Network Functions (VNFs/CNFs). Orange is a founder member of CNTT and is actively contributing and leading key activities.
Orange is also involved in other LF projects as FRRouting (FRR), O-RAN Software Community (OSC) and FOSSology.
Orange’s team play key roles in LF projects:
- Cédric Ollivier: LFN Committer Representative to the Board, OPNFV Technical Steering Committee (TSC) member, CNTT Technical Release Manager, among other roles
- Guillaume Lambert: PTL ODL Transport-PCE
- Eric Debeau: ONAP TSC member
- Karine Sevilla: CNTT Reference Architecture co-lead
- Morgan Richomme: ONAP Project Team Lead (PTL) for Integration
- Philippe Dooze: PTL Acumos Onboarding
- Sylvain Desbureau, ONAP OOM acting PTL
- William Diego: OSC Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) member
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