Q: How exactly does ONF plan to go beyond OpenFlow with its standards-focused work?

A: We will drive next-generation forwarding plane advancements. This includes extending OpenFlow for different data planes (wireless, optical, etc.), as well as pushing forward the dynamic programmability of the data plane (with technologies such as P4). We will do this through standards work (OF++), and with open source interfacing to the programmable data plane (OpenFlow, P4, etc.).