Open Networking Foundation Names Judges of Open-Source “OpenFlow™ Driver” Competition
Grand Prize Winner to receive $50,000 for Best Driver Delivering Interoperable Open-Source Implementation of the Latest OpenFlow Standard
PALO ALTO, Calif., August 8, 2013 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced six judges for the open-source “OpenFlow™ Driver” competition. These judges represent a wide range of prestigious backgrounds with notable experience in software, systems, and SDN architectures from both research and corporate perspectives.
Open to the worldwide development community, ONF’s “OpenFlow Driver” competition aims to create an interoperable, open-source implementation of the latest OpenFlow standard. The driver produced through this contest will enable easy transitions between different implementations of the OpenFlow protocol, and the winner will be awarded a grand prize of $50,000.
“We are incredibly pleased to introduce this highly-acclaimed panel of judges who will evaluate the competition entries to award the best OpenFlow driver that can be used for easy transitions between various implementations of the OpenFlow protocol,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. “The winning entry will certainly need to be formidable, and we’re looking forward to sharing that software with the world.”
The renowned judging panel includes the following:
Dr. Jun Bi
Dr. David Erickson
Dr. Umesh Krishnaswamy
Dr. Yuji Sekiya
Dr. Rob Sherwood
Due to increased interest, the competition will now close on September 15, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. For more information about ONF’s open-source “OpenFlow Driver” competition, including submission guidelines, please visit www.opennetworking.org/competition.
About the ONF
Launched in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a growing nonprofit organization with more than 80 members whose mission is to advance the commercialization and use of SDN and OpenFlow. ONF will accelerate the delivery and use of SDN and OpenFlow technologies and standards while fostering a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users. For further details visit the ONF website at: http://www.opennetworking.org.