Response: Open Networking Foundation – OpenFlow Driver Competition

This is a clever way to kickstart a much needed technology to support OpenFlow.

Kudos for trying something new.


To accelerate adoption of the OpenFlow protocol, ONF is running a competition to create an open-source “OpenFlow Driver”. ONF intends this driver to be of use to developers of OpenFlow products by making it easier for them to build value around the OpenFlow protocol component and to easily keep the OpenFlow component up to date with current ONF specifications as they evolve. The OpenFlow Driver is a module that any developer can use in a controller or switch to maintain compatibility among switches and controllers. It is expected that the OpenFlow Driver is a relatively small fraction of the total code for a controller or switch.

via Open Networking Foundation – OpenFlow Driver Competition.