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What prpl Does

Who We Are

We are a diverse community of Service Providers, OEMs, Silicon Vendors, ISVs and open-source developers committed to Open-Source and Open-APIs in support of Open Gateway CPE.  We are cultivating a large ecosystem of like-minded companies and individuals working to defragment the plethora of proprietary (or forked) software platforms being developed and deployed today.  We collaborate with industry organizations such as the Broadband-Forum.org and Wi-Fi.org in order to help accelerate our goals.

Please join us as a member in the prpl Foundation and help us drive our Mission…

prpl's Mission

Enable high-velocity, service-driven innovation on CPE by harmonizing interfaces in open APIs and delivering open-source reference implementations of common infrastructure.

prpl is all about Open APIs and Open-Source to drive Scalability

  • Velocity by de-complexifying the process of integrating a Gateway (GW) stack onto multiple platforms
  • Service-driven innovation by enabling proprietary differentiation from a 3rd-party Services ecosystem
  • Harmonized APIs through collaboration & convergence among member companies and other industry organizations.
    – good layering and separable developments help companies scale-up their businesses
  • Open-Source Community needed to jointly coalesce the largest possible ecosystem
    – Too wasteful having all our companies duplicating development of non-differentiating common infrastructure
    – prpl is cultivating a community of knowledgeable developers to help speed deployments

prpl is the place for Service Providers (SPs) to specify carrier-grade features for open gateways

How We Work

Working Groups are established and meet to develop projects such as Open APIs or Open-Source stacks.

Governance comes from the Steering Committees and Board of Directors.

There are a variety of ways that member companies and others can contribute to or sponsor the work: See https://gitlab.com/groups/prpl-foundation/-/wikis/Contributing

The WGs use collaboration tools to progress their work:

  • Atlassian Confluence and Jira
  • Google G-Suite
  • GitLab, Slack, etc…

More details about the Working Groups process.