OPS And OPX, or a Bit of History

At first, OpenSwitch project and openswitch.net were governed by HP as they tried to ride the "open networking" wave. An open community, a lot of talk-based supports from several vendors, all as usual.

Efforts were made to create a set of protocols and an SAI connector to make adoption of new silicon easier.

After about 8 months, the project was handed to the Linux Foundation. A proper excuse was made - HPE said the move was a way to show the community that this wouldn’t be an effort controlled by one vendor.

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