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The Open Networking Foundation, P4. Org Complete Merger
Monday 15 April 2019

15 April 2019 - US-based network transformation group The Open Networking Foundation has completed its merger with non-profit organisation, the group said.

The ONF will bring the P4 work under its umbrella of operator-led open source SDN projects, and, as with all ONF projects, the ONF will aim to strategically align P4 activities with the Linux Foundation to advance our shared mission of promoting open source as a tool for transformation and innovation.

The P4 project will continue to operate as before with minimal disruption while benefiting from strategic alignment with ONF and from ONF's operational infrastructure and expertise.

Practically speaking, moving the P4 project under the umbrella of the ONF is intended to be minimally disruptive to the P4 community.

The P4 Language Consortium is a non-profit organisation building a thriving open source community dedicated to the use and improvement of the P4 language.

It helps promote standardisation and improvement of the P4 language and enables participants to develop new technologies that function in accordance with the P4 language specification. has over 100 members from industry and academia.

The Open Networking Foundation is an operator led consortium spearheading disruptive network transformation.

Now the recognised leader for open source solutions for operators, the ONF first launched in 2011 as the standard bearer for Software Defined Networking.

Led by its operator partners AT and T, China Unicom, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Google, NTT Group and Turk Telekom, the ONF is driving vast transformation across the operator space.
Date Published: 15/04/2019
Country: USA
Sector: Telecommunications
Type: Merger
Status: Closed
Buyer: The Open Networking Foundation
Terms of the deal were not disclosed