We have not had a lot to say recently as all of our time has been concentrated on finalizing the corporation and raising funds. While we would like to be able to update everyone on our progress, it is still too early. We expect to launch sometime before October 27th, 2013, the 6 month anniversary of the official founding of the Network Device Education Foundation, Inc.
We currently have two projects that we are working with:
The Router Analysis project, where we will be taking over the content and work that Router Analysis has been doing and continuing it under the NetDEF non-profit organization.
An unannounced open source project that will be our main focus at this time.
We thank you for following along on our journey. If you would like to be involved you can send us email, drop us a note on this site, or meet with one of us at events worldwide such as the Asian Peering Forum, starting next week (the 19th of September), RIPE (middle of October) or NANOG (beginning of October).
At any event, or if you see us around, you can grab either Me, Steven Noble or Martin Winter and strike up a conversation.
Martin Winter one of the original board members and founders of The Network Device Education Foundation will be talking about OpenSource projects and starting a Working Group for OpenSource at RIPE 66 in Dublin Ireland.
Feel free to talk to him about any OpenSource projects. Funding questions, struggles you are having, etc. are all good topics. We at NetDEF are looking to support the OpenSource community and educate the general public about OpenSource projects.
On Feburary 5th, 2013, NetDEF via Router Analysis donated a Pica8 3290 switch to CPqD Center for Research and Development in Telecommunications in Brazil. The 3920 will be used to test upcoming versions of the RouteFlow project.