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This week’s Open-Source Project of the Week is OpenDaylight (ODL). ODL is a Linux Foundation project that offers a modular way of customizing and automating networks.

According to the project’s website, ODL was inspired by the SDN movement. It was designed with its main focus being on network programmability. 

Some use cases for the project include automated service delivery, cloud and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), network resource optimization (NRO), and visibility and control.

“The modularity and flexibility of OpenDaylight allows end users to select whichever features matter to them and to create controllers that meets their individual needs. We have a very supportive, growing and active community of hundreds of developers who are continuously evolving and expanding the platform,” the project’s website states.

Several other open-source frameworks also use ODL as a foundation, including ONAP, OpenStack, and OPNFV.

The most recent release of the project is OpenDaylight Magnesium, which is its 12th release. OpenDaylight Magnesium added deeper collaboration with ONAP and improvements to stability, security, scalability, and performance.