OpenDaylight Project Names New Exec Director
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The Linux Foundation this week announced that former VMware executive Nicolas "Neela" Jacques is now the first Executive Director of the OpenDaylight Project. Jacques told Enterprise Networking Planet that the role of an executive director in an open source project is that of a facilitator.
"I am coming on board to help ensure there's a solid infrastructure for the developer community, to help grow and support that community and to allow the industry to participate and invest in technology that will enable widespread adoption of SDN and NFV," Jacques said. "At the end of the day, the purpose and goal of OpenDaylight is to solve the challenge of SDN and NFV for the end user, whether that’s a network operator, an enterprise or a vendor. "