OpenLSO and OpenCS are two MEF programs aimed at accelerating the implementation of MEF-defined services. 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 LSO, SDN and NFV implementations.
OpenLSO is a MEF program that enables MEF members to experiment with and demonstrate implementations (closed and open source) of elements of the LSO framework in support of lifecycle service orchestration of existing and future MEF-defined services.
Projects in the OpenLSO program aim to provide experimental implementations that can be used in MEF implementation projects on the MEFnet platform. The OpenLSO projects are contributed to by MEF members, the MEF Software Developer Community and the LSO Hackathons.
OpenLSO projects also aim to reuse, where possible, any Open Source project implementations outside the MEF (e.g. ONAP in Linux Foundation).
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.