SmartRG® Joins prpl Foundation in Support of Open-Source Development in the Connected Device Industry

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SmartRG Inc., a leading provider of carrier-grade, open source-based connected home platforms and cloud services, announced today its membership to the prpl Foundation. prpl, the open-source, community-driven, non-profit foundation shaping the next-generation of connected devices, has been steadily gaining members to collectively steer the future of residential broadband.
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OpenWrt Summit Wrap Up 2017


This year we were delighted to have had yet another successful OpenWrt Summit! It’s wonderful to see participation grow every year, across both community and industry. We especially thank our gracious local host, Turris Omnia. We also thank our Platinum sponsors: prpl, Inteno, Sentinel, and Intel; and Gold sponsors: CZ.NIC, Sartura, and Technicolor. Without their generous support, use of a comfortable conference center in the beautiful city of Prague would not have been possible.
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OpenWrt Summit 2017

Register for OpenWrt Summit at

Book accommodation by emailing, using the code “OpenWrt” 

In just under two weeks, we will meet in Prague for the third OpenWrt Summit.
Unlike the previous years, OpenWrt Summit 2017 will be a two day event.

Our first day sees a full schedule of excellent talks. Like last year, we received loads of high-quality talk submissions from people in both community and industry all over the world.

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Our topics range from communityto talks that show the use of OpenWrt/LEDE in industry, to a panel where several OpenWrt/LEDE Core Team members will gather to describe future goals and respond to questions from attendees.

Our second day is a lot more hands on. We will have workshops, face to face working group meetings, and a room dedicated to developer sprints.

There will be three workshops throughout the day. Beginning with “Aggregating the speed of multiple Wi-Fi bridges with MPTCP on LEDE”, we then have “How to Integrate PlatformIO with OpenWrt/LEDE to Manage IoT Devices” and our final workshop will be on “OpenWRT Remote Management”.

In the morning, the prpl Carrier Interests Working Group will have face to face meetings on the topics of High-level API, and Low-level API. After lunch will see a general prpl face to face meeting.

Throughout the day, there will be a room dedicated to developer sprints, where community members can come together to work together in person.

Our Schedule

The full and detailed schedule is available here.


The OpenWrt Summit is taking place on October 26th and 27th in Prague, Czech Republic at Hotel Olsanka. Tickets can be bought via for a low cost.

To ensure that summit attendees have somewhere convenient to stay – we have reserved some rooms. To book your room, email quoting the code “OpenWrt” to receive a small discount on the already low room rate.

To make sure you have the energy to learn, on both days there will be coffee breaks, as well as lunch for attendees.

Additionally, on the first day (the 26th) we will be having an evening social event, with dinner, for the community to get together and continue our discussions.

Our Sponsors

We want to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors! Without the following organisations, OpenWrt Summit would not be possible.




Platinum Sponsors




Gold Sponsors




Vodafone Joins prpl Foundation to Spur Open-Source Innovation in the Digital Home and Smart Gateways

Enrique Marti del Olmo, Vodafone Group’s Head of Fixed Devices, Connectivity & Security, appointed to the prpl Board of Directors

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – August 7, 2017 – The prpl Foundation, an open-source, community-driven consortium with a focus on enabling the security and interoperability of embedded devices for the smart society of the future, today announced Vodafone Group has joined the Foundation. As a leading multi-national telecommunications provider and Europe’s fastest-growing fixed broadband provider, Vodafone joins prpl with the intent to accelerate the harmonization of software platforms for in-home devices like routers in order to foster innovation in the digital home and smart gateways.

Furthering its commitment to the work of the prpl Foundation, Vodafone Group’s head of fixed devices, connectivity & security, Enrique Marti del Olmo, will join the prpl Board of Directors, prpl’s Carrier Interest Group and the prplWrt Working Group to help make routers more open, interoperable and secure.

“With the formation of our Carrier Interest Group last year, we set out to strengthen the ties between telecommunications carriers, major chipset vendors and key open-source developers such as those in the OpenWrt community,” said Art Swift, president of the prpl Foundation. “Vodafone’s engineers have been closely following the work of our Carrier Interest Group and prplWrt working group for many months, and now with Vodafone’s active participation and planned open-source contributions, we expect the pace of innovation to accelerate.”

“Vodafone endorses the important open-source and specification work of the prpl Foundation. Increasingly, we see open-source software and open standards as critical to the successful deployment of fixed broadband devices like routers and the next generation of in-home services. By working together with prpl’s industrial and community members to integrate carrier-grade features into open-source platforms and establish open APIs, we believe we can improve quality, increase security and streamline development of fixed broadband products for the digital home market,” said Mr. Marti del Olmo.

Notes from prplwrt Meeting July 20th




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Shelly Coen
Bruce Horowitz
Pedro Santos
Cesare Garlati
Sailesh Suman
Hauke Mehrtens
Art Swift
Emanuele Bovisio


* reminder, Summit CFP is out — day 1: standard talks, day 2: workshops, development sprints, deep dive discussions, etc.
* feedback on draft of survey
* OpenWrt/LEDE – integration going well? anything prpl can offer to help?
* board farm – use to automatically test trunk and latest releases on a variety of platforms — need resources to execute

* training programs – anyone know of OpenWrt/LEDE training programs or workshops? should they be offered?

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prpl Foundation briefs German Defense Industry leaders as part of Annual Cyber Study tour

By Art Swift

President, prpl Foundation

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Last week, we had the privilege of meeting with a delegation from the German defense industry to share how prpl members are working to build security in to the future IoT from the silicon level up. I was joined at this briefing by Cesare Garlati, prpl’s chief security strategist, and Majid Bemanian, director of vertical markets for prpl platinum member, Imagination Technologies.

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