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OpenLSO and OpenCS are two MEF initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of MEF specifications.

OpenLSO and OpenCS bridge the gap between the underlying MEF specifications work that defines robust and broadly accepted requirements and definitions on the one hand, and the fast moving world of Open Source implementations, especially in the areas of SDN and NFV.

OpenLSO

OpenLSO is a MEF-facilitated service orchestration ecosystem that demonstrates integrated use of Open Source solutions and interfaces that adhere to MEF-defined LSO specifications.

OpenLSO is primarily aimed at Service Providers that wish to accelerate their adoption of LSO as defined by MEF in order to achieve fully-featured end to end service orchestration of MEF-defined service lifecycles. The output of OpenLSO includes pointers to upstream Open Source projects that contain LSO-based software code contributions, as well as providing use cases and reference implementations on how to use that upstream code.

OpenLSO is run by the MEF membership in close collaboration with market leaders in Open Source service orchestration solutions, and existing and emerging Open Source projects such as ON.Lab and Open-O. OpenLSO interacts with OpenCS via the LSO Reference Point LSO Presto. LSO Hackathons are used to accelerate the evolution and development of OpenLSO.

OpenCS

OpenCS is a MEF-facilitated ecosystem that provides reference implementations of MEF-defined connectivity services (e.g. E-Line) using combinations of Open Source software, Open Spec hardware, SDN, NFV and CE 2.0-certified devices.

OpenCS is primarily aimed at Service Providers and Operators that wish to accelerate their adoption of SDN and NFV to deliver MEF-defined connectivity services. The output of OpenCS Reference Builds include pointers to upstream Open Source projects, as well as documentation of use cases in the form of White Papers.

OpenCS is organized around Reference Builds that are driven by MEF members in MEF-facilitated projects in close collaboration with Open Source projects such as ON.Lab, OpenDaylight and OPNFV.

OpenCS interacts with OpenLSO via the LSO Reference Point LSO Presto.

LSO Hackathons are used to accelerate the evolution and development of OpenCS Reference Builds.

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