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OpenSAF Group Launches

DANVILLE, CA –– Leading telecommunications and enterprise computing companies today announced the formation of the OpenSAF Foundation. This organization is created to promote the development and adoption of an open source implementation of a high availability base platform middleware based on Service Availability™ Forum Specifications. The OpenSAF Foundation leverages the collective expertise of the telecom and enterprise computing industries to create a best-of-breed implementation. This open source project uses the widely accepted LGPLv2.1 license (Lesser GNU Public License). Membership in the foundation is open to all organizations interested in the development and broad adoption of the OpenSAF code base.

The goals of the OpenSAF Foundation include evolving a broadly adopted base platform middleware not tied to any commercial implementation. This includes support for the SA Forum™ Application Interface Specification and alignment with the requirements of the SCOPE Alliance. Additional services will be developed that may be leveraged by enterprise computing companies, network equipment providers, industries requiring high availability, and independent software vendors.

“As a leading provider of telecom equipment and services our continued support of the OpenSAF project shows our commitment and belief that the SA Forum is the way forward for future telecom service/multimedia applications,” said Håkan Eriksson, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson. “The re-launch under LGPLv2.1 and the formation of the foundation provides a stable environment for third-party products developers to understand the importance and value in supporting OpenSAF based products for the future.”

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