Open Source Networking continues to be top of mind in the networking industry and the open source world. While some may argue it reached critical mass in 2015, the reality is it has continued to drive forward at an increasing pace. Working upstream in many of these projects requires skills which are not traditionally the core skills of network engineers. Each project does things slightly differently.
In this talk, we will cover how to effectively work across many upstream Open Source networking projects. Our comparison of how these projects take on work, how they consume this work, and how they fold it into their projects will lift the veil on how to be successful. We will take you on a light hearted ride through strategies which work and strategies which are guanteed to fail. And we'll show you how to be effective in joining an Open Source networking community.
As open source networking has exploded in recent years, it's worth taking a step back to understand the scope of the many projects being developed, and how they affect and relate to the NFV and telco space. Further, understanding how to work effectively in this space, in terms of upstream development, is key to any organizations success in this area. Our presentation will show you ways to be effective and successful developing bug fixes, new features, documentation and other key components of open source networking projects. We will also compare recent open source networking projects in terms of how they work upstream, how they are consumed, and how they are deployed.
Both of the presentors have a long and rich history across open source projects, spanning everything from virtual switches such as Open vSwitch to virtual routers including open source BGP stacks such as Quagga, to OpenStack Neutron and FD.io VPP.