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Dave Neary, Red Hat
dneary@redhat.com
@nearyd
The NFV Revolution
Must Be Open
Revolution
1756-63: 7 Years War
1765: Stamp Act
1773: Boston Tea Party
1776: Declaration of Independence
1780: Battle of Yorktown
1763 – 1780
French revolution
1762: “The Social Contract”
1776: US Declaration of Independence
1789: Fall of the Bastille
1793: Execution of Louis XVI
1776 - 1793
“It takes 20 years
to make an
overnight success”
Eddie Cantor
Free and open source
software
Phase 1: Passion
“Chasing taillights”
c. 1980: It started with a printer...
Building on the past
“If I have seen
further it is by
standing on the
shoulders of
giants”
Sir Isaac Newton
1991: Birth of a Penguin
“I'm doing a (free) operating
system (just a hobby, won't be
big and professional like GNU)
for 3...
1992: Torvalds vs Tannenbaum
“From a theoretical (and aesthetical)
standpoint linux looses. If the GNU kernel had
been rea...
Lesson 1
Running code beats great
ideas
1997: The Cathedral and the Bazaar
“Given enough
eyeballs, all bugs
are shallow”
Eric S. Raymond
Lesson 2
Make it easy for your
community to contribute,
and they will
Phase 2: Business
Making money by selling
open source
1999: Red Hat, VALinux IPOs
Open source business models
● Dual license GPL and proprietary
● Services and support
● Subscriptions
Most people failed
Rise of the Foundation
Collaborate & compete
● Collaborate on undifferentiated heavy lifting
● Contributing to open source in self-interest
● Goo...
Lesson 3
Give contributors a level
playing field
Phase 3: Innovation
Breaking new ground
Open source as a weapon
Community momentum
Lesson 4
All of us are better than
any of us
Open source is
everywhere
Cloud
DevOps and agile
Open source and NFV
Open source creating value
A perfect storm
● Competition driving per-subscriber revenues down
● Bandwidth driving costs up
● Web-native companies dri...
Platinum Members
Silver Members
Broad industry support
Strong community foundations
● Key projects are collaborative, meritocratic
● OpenStack
● OpenDaylight
● Open vSwitch
● DP...
Upstream first
5/4/15
Not always easy!
5/4/15
Moving in
5/4/15
Map the terrain
The NFV revolution
will be open source
Join us
http://opnfv.org
http://wiki.opnfv.org
Questions?
Dave Neary, Red Hat
dneary@redhat.com
@nearyd
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The NFV Revolution Must Be Open

During the OPNFV mini summit at the 2015 NFV World Congress, Dave Neary of Red Hat gave a presentation on the importance of open source, with a history lesson along the way.

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The NFV Revolution Must Be Open

  1. 1. Dave Neary, Red Hat dneary@redhat.com @nearyd The NFV Revolution Must Be Open
  2. 2. Revolution
  3. 3. 1756-63: 7 Years War
  4. 4. 1765: Stamp Act
  5. 5. 1773: Boston Tea Party
  6. 6. 1776: Declaration of Independence
  7. 7. 1780: Battle of Yorktown
  8. 8. 1763 – 1780
  9. 9. French revolution
  10. 10. 1762: “The Social Contract”
  11. 11. 1776: US Declaration of Independence
  12. 12. 1789: Fall of the Bastille
  13. 13. 1793: Execution of Louis XVI
  14. 14. 1776 - 1793
  15. 15. “It takes 20 years to make an overnight success” Eddie Cantor
  16. 16. Free and open source software
  17. 17. Phase 1: Passion “Chasing taillights”
  18. 18. c. 1980: It started with a printer...
  19. 19. Building on the past “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” Sir Isaac Newton
  20. 20. 1991: Birth of a Penguin “I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like GNU) for 386(486) AT clones” Linus Torvalds 25 Aug 1991
  21. 21. 1992: Torvalds vs Tannenbaum “From a theoretical (and aesthetical) standpoint linux looses. If the GNU kernel had been ready last spring, I'd not have bothered to even start my project: the fact is that it wasn't and still isn't. Linux wins heavily on points of being available now.” Linus Torvalds 29 Jan 1992
  22. 22. Lesson 1 Running code beats great ideas
  23. 23. 1997: The Cathedral and the Bazaar “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow” Eric S. Raymond
  24. 24. Lesson 2 Make it easy for your community to contribute, and they will
  25. 25. Phase 2: Business Making money by selling open source
  26. 26. 1999: Red Hat, VALinux IPOs
  27. 27. Open source business models ● Dual license GPL and proprietary ● Services and support ● Subscriptions Most people failed
  28. 28. Rise of the Foundation
  29. 29. Collaborate & compete ● Collaborate on undifferentiated heavy lifting ● Contributing to open source in self-interest ● Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, ...
  30. 30. Lesson 3 Give contributors a level playing field
  31. 31. Phase 3: Innovation Breaking new ground
  32. 32. Open source as a weapon
  33. 33. Community momentum
  34. 34. Lesson 4 All of us are better than any of us
  35. 35. Open source is everywhere
  36. 36. Cloud
  37. 37. DevOps and agile
  38. 38. Open source and NFV Open source creating value
  39. 39. A perfect storm ● Competition driving per-subscriber revenues down ● Bandwidth driving costs up ● Web-native companies driving new functionality ● Interoperability, vendor independence high priorities Open source is the answer
  40. 40. Platinum Members Silver Members Broad industry support
  41. 41. Strong community foundations ● Key projects are collaborative, meritocratic ● OpenStack ● OpenDaylight ● Open vSwitch ● DPDK ● Linux
  42. 42. Upstream first
  43. 43. 5/4/15 Not always easy!
  44. 44. 5/4/15 Moving in
  45. 45. 5/4/15 Map the terrain
  46. 46. The NFV revolution will be open source
  47. 47. Join us http://opnfv.org http://wiki.opnfv.org
  48. 48. Questions? Dave Neary, Red Hat dneary@redhat.com @nearyd

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