Listed below are some Points of Contact (PoCs) for United States (US) government organizations and non-government organizations including open-source communities, standards development organizations (SDOs), and software development organizations (SWDOs) engaged in developing, analyzing or evaluating software or hardware employing Software-Defined Networking (SDN) or associated technologies. 

An SWDO is an organization formed by one or more interested individuals, non-commercial organizations and commercial companies. SDOs are similar to SWDOs in many organizational aspects, but their purposes are quite different. The purpose of an SDO is to develop, publish and maintain standards and policies within a defined scope of responsibility. One purpose of an SWDO is to develop, publish, maintain, and possibly even promote use of software (or devices and related software) within a defined scope of responsibility, and (for a few SWDOs) another purpose is to function as an SDO for that software. An SWDO may have additional purposes that are not limited to software development, such as hardware development. The scope of any SDO or SWDO may be self-defined or their scope may be defined by a higher level organization.

These PoCs may be used to discover and ask questions about their past results, current activities, and future directions. This list is not intended to be either authoritative or exhaustive.

Reminder: This information is not to be used for commercial purposes, such as promotion of commercial products or services. 

SDN Points of Contact

 

 

Name

Website

Contact

US Government

 

 

  American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC)

https://www.actiac.org/

 ACT-IAC [at] actiac.org

 IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC)

https://www.it-scc.org/

https://www.it-scc.org/contact.html

 National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)

https://www.cisa.gov/nstac

nstac [at] cisa.dhs.gov

Non-Government Organizations

Open-Source Communities

 Anuket under the auspices of The LF

https://anuket.io/ [previously Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) and Open Platform for NFV Project, Inc. (OPNFV)] (See announcement.)

https://anuket.io/contact/

 The Ceph Foundation under the auspices of The LF

https://ceph.com/

 ceph-community [at] lists.ceph.com

 Central Office Re-Architected as a Datacenter (CORD) under the auspices of the LF

https://opennetworking.org/cord/

 info [at] opennetworking.org

 Cloud Foundry Foundation under the auspices of The LF

https://www.cloudfoundary.org/the-foundry/

Contact Us

 Cloud Foundry Foundation active projects

https://github.com/cloudfoundry

community

 Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) under the auspices of The LF

https://www.cncf.io/

https://www.cncf.io/about/contact/

 Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) under the auspices of The LF

http://dpdk.org/

 admin [at] dpdk.org

 The Disaggregated Enterprise Network Technology (DENT) project under the auspices of The LF

https://dent.dev/

https://dent.dev/join

 Fast Data Project (FD.io) under the auspices of The LF

https://fd.io/

 info [at] fd.io

 flexiWAN

https://flexiwan.com/

 click on CONTACT US

 Gohan

https://gohan.cloudwan.io/

 info_cloudwan [at] ntti3.com

 Grafeas ("Scribe" in Greek)

https://grafeas.io/

 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/grafeas-users

 Kata Containers under the auspices of the Open Infrastructure Foundation

https://katacontainers.io/

 mailman [at] lists.katacontainers.io

 Knative

https://knative.dev

 Knative users Group

 The Linux Foundation (The LF) (See Note 1 below)

https://www.linuxfoundation.org/

 info [at] linuxfoundation.org

 The Linux Foundation Europe

https://linuxfoundation.eu/

 Info (at) linuxfoundation.eu

 LF Projects, LLC

Home - LF Projects, LLC

 manager [at] lfprojects.org

 LF EDGE, under the auspices of The LF

https://www.lfedge.org/ (umbrella organization for projects including Akraino, Alvarium, Baetyl, EdgeX, eKupier, Foundry, Fledge, Home Edge, Open Glossary for Edge Computing, Open Horizon, Project EVE, Secure Device OnBoard and State of the Edge)

Complete form on Contact Us webpage and click on submit

 NEPHIO Project, under the auspices of The LF

Nephio – Linux Foundation Project

Complete form on Contact webpage and click on SUBMIT

 Netconf Working Group, under the auspices of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

https://trac.ietf.org/trac/netconf/wiki

 netconf [at] ietf.org

 Open Baton

https://openbaton.github.io/

 info [at] openbaton.org

 Open Compute Project (OCP)

http://www.opencompute.org/

 opencompute-networking [at] lists.opencompute.org

 Open Container Initiative (OCI) under the auspices of The LF

https://www.opencontainers.org/

 info [at] opencontainers.org

 Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework

https://github.com/ocsf/

 Read the OCSF Contribution Guide

 Open Distributed Infrastructure Management (ODIM) under the auspices of The LF

https://odim.io

 odim-general [at] lists.odim.io

 OpenFastPath Foundation

https://www.OpenDataPlane.org/

 odp [at] lists.opendataplane.org

 Open Modeling and Simulation Architecture (OpenMSA)

https://ubiqube.com/openmsa/

 OpenMSA, a Google group (Subscription required)

 Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) under the auspices of The LF

https://www.onap.org/ (a merger of the Open-O project and the AT&T Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management, and Policy [ECOMP] platform)

 At the bottom of the opening page, fill in the Stay Connected form and click on SIGN UP

 Open-Source Hybrid IP/SDN (OSHI)

http://netgroup.uniroma2.it/twiki/bin/view/Oshi (OSHI is defunct. Website is for reference.)

 oshi-list [at] googlegroups.com

 Open-Source MANagement and Orchestration (MANO), under the auspices of the ETSI

https://osm.etsi.org/

 OSMsupport [at] etsi.org

 Open-Source Network Operating System (ONOS) under the auspices of The LF

https://opennetworking.org/onos/

 info [at] opennetworking.org

 Open-Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) under the auspices of The LF

https://openssf.org/

 https://openssf.org/getinvolved/

 Open vSwitch under the auspices of The LF

http://openvswitch.org/

 discuss [at] openvswitch.org

 OpenConfig

http://www.openconfig.net/

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en%23!forum/netopenconfig#!forum/os-openconfig

 The OpenDaylight (ODL) Project under the auspices of The LF

https://www.opendaylight.org/

 info [at] opendaylight.org

  OpenFlowSec.org

http://www.openflowsec.org/

 click on Contact Us button

  OpenSwitch (OPX) Network Operating System (NOS) under the auspices of The LF

https://www.openswitch.net/

 mailman [at] lists.openswitch.net

  Platform for Network Data Analytics (PNDA) under the auspices of The LF

http://pnda.io/

info [at] pnda.io

 Project Floodlight

https://floodlight.atlassian.net/wiki/home

https://groups.io/g/floodlight

 P4 Language Consortium under the auspices of The LF

https://p4.org

 p4-discuss [at] lists.p4.org

 RouteFlow Project

https://routeflow.github.io/RouteFlow/

https://groups.google.com/group/routeflow-discuss/topics

 Streaming Network Analytics System (SNAS) under the auspices of The LF

https://snas.io/

https://www.snas.io/aboutus/

 Tungsten Fabric under the auspices of The LF

https://tungsten.io/

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tungsten-users     (In Mar 2018 Opencontrail finalized a merger with Tungsten Fabric)

 Zuul under the auspices of the Open Infrastructure Foundation

https://zuul-ci.org/

 zuul-announce [at] lists.zuul-ci.org

SDO Points of Contact

 The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)

https://www.3gpp.org/

 info [at] 3gpp.org

 The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) (See Note 1 below)

https://www.etsi.org/

 info [at] etsi.org

 Industry Specifications Group (ISG) for Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), under the auspices of ETSI

https://www.etsi.org/technologies/nfv

 ISGsupport [at] etsi.org

 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Software Defined Networks Initiative

https://sdn.ieee.org/

 https://sdn.ieee.org/about

 Interface to the Routing System (I2RS), under the auspices of the IETF

https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/i2rs/charter/

 i2rs [at] ietf.org

 ITU-T SG-13: Future networks, with focus on IMT-2020, cloud computing and trusted network infrastructures, under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union – Telecommunication Standardization Sector

 https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/studygroups/2017-2020/13/Pages/default.aspx

 tsbsg13 [at] itu.int

 Network Services Interface Working Group

https://www.redmine.org/

Help Forums

 Network Services Management Work Group, under the auspices of the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

https://www.dmtf.org/standards/nsmwg

 https://www.dmtf.org/contact/working-groups
Fill in the Contact form. In the Working Group -Select- box, choose the "Network Services Management Working Group". After completing the Contact form, click on Submit

 Small Cell Forum

https://www.smallcellforum.org/ 

 Click on Get In Touch, fill out the contact form, and click on SUBMIT FORM

SWDO Points of Contact

 Anuket under the auspices of The LF

https://anuket.io/ [previously Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) and Open Platform for NFV Project, Inc. (OPNFV)] (See announcement.)

 https://anuket.io/contact/

 Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)

 https://www.cengn.ca/

 info [at] cengn.ca

 Groupe Spécial Mobile (GSM) Association (GSMA)

 https://www.gsma.com/

 On the Contact Us web page, complete the form, check the Email Consent box, and click on SUBMIT

 Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)

 https://www.mef.net/

 https://www.mef.net/#contact-us-popup

 Open Networking Foundation (ONF) (See note 2 below.)

 https://www.opennetworking.org/

 https://www.opennetworking.org/contact/

 Open Networking User Group (ONUG)

 https://www.onug.net

 Fill out the Contact form and click on Submit

 Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN)

 https://www.o-ran.org/

 At the bottom of the opening page, fill in the Get Latest News and Updates form and click on SIGN UP

 Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Zero Trust Working Group, under the auspices of the Cloud Security Alliance

 https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/research/working-groups/software-defined-perimeter-and-zero-trust/

 info [at] cloudsecurityalliance.org

             

 Note 1: The ETSI and The LF signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April, 2019, enabling industry standards and open-source collaboration.

 Note 2: The ONF announced in Dec 2023 that it is merging its portfolio of open source networking projects into The LF as independent projects.

The IEEE SDN Initiative maintains a collection of PoCs for open-source communities, SDOs, and SWDOs (which they call Hybrid Standard/Open-Source organizations) available here, while the IEEE SDN Wiki maintains a collection of PoCs for SDOs available here. The opensource.com website maintains a collection of PoCs for open-source communities. Another collection of PoCs which includes open-source communities and SWDOs engaged in developing, analyzing and evaluating SDN or associated technologies is available here (registration required). A survey of international SDOs efforts to develop, analyze and evaluate standards for SDN and associated technologies is available here.