Chapter 11

SDN Open Source


SDN’s roots are squarely aligned with the open source movement. Indeed, Open SDN remains closely linked with the open source community. Chapter 11 begins by providing insight into the many variants of open source licenses in common use. Different open source licenses may be more or less suitable for a given organization and only some are suitable for commercial exploitation. We profile three broad classes of users: researchers, (commercial) developers and operators. Each of these is likely to have different requirements and goals when they use open source software. This chapter then provides a survey of SDN-related open source initiatives and explains their relationship and roles within the broader SDN theme. ...

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