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The ONOS® project was formed to pursue our vision of what networking could be for the public good.

Networks have become a very critical infrastructure for the society. However, they are currently closed, proprietary, complex, operationally expensive, inflexible – in a nutshell, they impede innovation and progress rather than enabling them.

We have a vision of what networking could be through the promise of Software Defined Networking (SDN). SDN separates the control plane from the data plane freeing software innovation cycles to become independent of hardware innovation cycles. SDN accelerates Internet and Cloud innovation while significantly reducing the costs of building and operating networks.

ONOS Mission

To produce the Open Source Network Operating
System that will enable service providers to build real
Software Defined Networks.

Our goals include

Grow a community of partners who share our vision and mission

Produce high quality network operating system software

Create an effective open source process allowing contributors to be productive

Improve people’s lives through this endeavor

In pursuit of its mission and goals, the ONOS
community maintains the following values

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