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TOC Voting Members 

Company

NameAlternate

AT&T

Jack Murray Co-Chair

David Kinsey

China Mobile

Jinri Huang Co-Chair

James Li

Deutsche Telekom 

David Streibl

Ondřej Hudousek
EricssonJohn-Paul LaneJohn Keeney

NTT DOCOMO

Masafumi Masuda

Anil Umesh
NokiaJuha OravainenThoralf Czichy
OrangeWilliam DiegoVincent Danno
RadisysGanesh ShenbagaramanManasi Padhy

TIM

Andrea Buldorini

Scarpina Salvatore
Wind RiverBin YangJackie Huang
Available (11)Available (11)
Available (12)Available (12)

*Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.


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2021 09 22

Recording: Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Andrea Buldorini

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 09/15/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Andrea, seconded by David S. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 09/01/21: No update in the vacation period. Still waiting for guidance. 
        6. Update on 09/15/21: No update. To be continued.
        7. Update on 09/22/21: No update.
    2. Repos Updates and Cleanup 
      1. Trishan: The following repos were submitted for TOC consideration to be archived (https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/549): 

        1. Submitted by Alex Stancu : 

          • sim

          • sim/e1-interface

          • sim/f1-interface

          • sim/fh-interface

        2. Submitted by Mahesh Jethanadani: 

          • smo

          • smo/a1

          • smo/app

          • smo/o2

        3. Submitted by Jackie Huang

          • aal/lib

          • aal/logic

          • aal/mgmt

          • aal/virt

        4. "Empty repos" not being updated since the last 12 months (Note: empty repos can be reactivated upon request if the activity resumes)
          • com/sctp (already agreed at the previous meeting)

          • gnb-int/build

          • gnb-int/common

          • gnb-int/src

          • it/int

          • log (already agreed at the previous meeting)

          • o-cu/e2

          • o-cu/sim

          • o-du

          • o-du/sim

          • o-ru/sim

          • ric-nrt/a1ric-nrt/oam

          • ric-plt/sdl/config (already agreed at the previous meeting)

          • tracelibgo (already agreed at the previous meeting) 

        5. Motion to archive the above repos made by Jack, seconded by Ganesh. The motion is approved
        6. Matti proposes the creation of the following new repos for RICAPP:
          1. ric-app/rc (https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/545)
            1. it is commented that O-RAN would probably publish the E2SM-RC specification by October, but the project can start working earlier
            2. Motion to approve the creation of ric-app/rc repo made by Jack, seconded by Andrea. The motion is approved.
          2. ric-app/ric-sdk-cpp
            1. Thoralf proposed some changes by email to clarify the description.  It was commented that RIC SDK in O-RAN is still under discussion and it is not clear 
            2. Matti will propose a review based on suggestions received.
        7. Change of PTL in RICAP (https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/548)
          1. Matti will step down from PTL role, while keeping on supporting the new PTL and the group for some time. Sunil Singh (HCL) has been voted by the group as the new candidate.
          2. Motion to approve Sunil Sing as new PTL for RICAPP made by Jack, seconded by Juha. The motion is approved.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
    4. Update from Jack (09/01/21): still waiting for feedback from O-RAN Alliance about the material to be used first.
    5. 09/15/21: Jinri provided to O-RAN EC a list of examples for candidate material to be shared under SCCL license. 
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Status of PR for "D" Release to be checked
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Status of implementation and call for contributions
      2. OSC lab
        • Update on 09/22/21 David K.: O-FH Gateway almost ready to be shipped. Still working on a permament solution for the clock. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
      4. Update on 09/01/21. Rittwik: Prof Ray got in touch with some PTLs. PTLs interested in collaboration may get back to to coordinate with Prof. Ray
      5. Update on 09/08/21. Rittwik: work is still ongoing on lab setup. 
    1. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    2. "F" Release timeline
  1. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1.  (Status on 09/22/21 provided by David K.) We havent addressed Slicing use case timeline in RSAC yet. We mainly worked on the O1 CR to meet the O-RAN submission deadline by Oct 11th.  

      2. Open issue on PM data transfer mechanism from O-DU high. ( Manasi Padhy/ David Kinsey )
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1.  (TBD) Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
        1. VES flow is the major use case impacting SMO project we are working on. No issues to raise
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

        1. Focus for Rel-E is on rApps and R1.
        2. Looking ad the relation with control loop definition and management in ONAP, to ensure consistenty with rApp approach. Possibly harmonized contributions to ONAP anche OSC
        3. Since specification of R1 services is not yet mature, we will focus and expand the generic service exposeure (already started in Rel-D) 
      4. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

        1. Wiki page on release status has been updated
        2. New RC xApp will be started. Mavenir agreed to implement it
        3. Extending Anomaly detection and traffic steering use cases. RC xApps fits into that as well, but need to also include load prediction xApp already developed in previous release. Accuracy will be improved by including geolocation (info from VIAVI simulator into Influx DB)
        4. Demo xApp "hello world" will be extended to show the functionalities.
      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

        1. implementation is ongoing as planned.
        2. IT support request in https://jira.linuxfoundation.org/plugins/servlet/theme/portal/2/IT-22326
        3. Plan to implement a A1 mediator and  enhance E2 subscriptiom mechanism.
      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

        1. No open implementation so far, just a test fixture
        2. Manasi: this will be enhanced with O1 functionality by end of October. How to deploy O-CU in OSC lab is TBD. Check with David Kinsey
      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

        1. Support for multiple bearers (60% completion) per UE and multiple UEs for scheduling (20% completion). 
        2. Closed loop slicing (40%): implementation according to 3GPP Rel-15
        3. Clarified that relation with O-CU for pairing is limited to the support of slice configuration over O1 NETCONF 
      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

        1. Mansi: working on testing and integration with O-DU high. The problems is end-to-end due to missing FHGW and p2p grandmaster

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

        1. Implementing selected OAM functionat the EDGE
        2. Support to ODUHIGH to implement VES and NETCONF for O1 interface
        3. Pre-spec implementation of PM streaming with VES (while working on the O1 CR to O-RAN)
        4. Update to the next Open Daylight version
      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

    1. On behalf of TOC and OSC community, Jack thanks Matti for the great job as PTL of RICAPP project.
  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 09 15

Recording: Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Andrea Buldorini

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 09/08/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Andrea, seconded by John Paul. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 09/01/21: No update in the vacation period. Still waiting for guidance. 
        6. Update on 09/15/21: No update. To be continued.
    2. Repos to be archived
      1. Repos belonging to the following categories:
        1. managed/owned repos PTLs request to archive
        2. unmanged/unused repos
        3. repos with missing info.yaml files
      2. 09/08/21 - Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle will collect proposals from PTLs to vote on at the next meeting. 
      3. 09/15/21
        • the following repos are proposed to be archived as no longer active:
          1. ODU_Dev_Bronze_Rel

          2. E2AP

          3. com/asn1c

          4. log

          5. ric-plt/sdl/config

          6. tracelibgo

          7. com/sctp

          8. ric-plt/resource-status-manager

          9. ric-plt/resource-status-processor

          10. ric-app/admin

          11. ric-app/kpimon

          12. ric-app/ml

          13. ric-app/qp-driver

        • Motion proposed by Jack, seconded by Juha. Motion approved.

        • The following additional repose are proposed for archiving (Martin):

          • portal
        • Motion proposed by Jack, seconded by Andrea. Motion approved.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
    4. Update from Jack (09/01/21): still waiting for feedback from O-RAN Alliance about the material to be used first.
    5. 09/15/21: Jinri provided to O-RAN EC a list of examples for candidate material to be shared under SCCL license. 
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Status of PR for "D" Release to be checked
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Rittwik: Tracking of Slicing use case need to have access to the jira tickets from the SMO / Non RT RIC and O-DU high projects in order to ensure the closed loop is achievable.
        • Open issue on PM data transfer mechanism from O-DU high. To be continued in SMO project (David). 
      2. Mahesh flagged the disaggregated VES implementation. David Kinsey is investigating this.
        1. Update on 09/01/21:
          1. Rittwik: to check ONAP viewpoint about potential enhancement to VES coming from OSC Rel-E requirements
          2. Martin: there is a debate in ONAP about PM streaming and potential enhancements wrt. 3GPP standardized solution, but this should not be of impact for OSC
          3. Martin and John have reported the status of disaggregated VES to ONAP-OSC alignment team. The discussion is at an early stage but ONAP PTLs are now informed and alignment will go on.
        2. Update  on 09/08/21 (David):
          1. to discuss with ONAP at the forthcoming meeting; main task for SMO project could be to ensure that DMaaP also work for other projects while Inlfux and Logstash collect data from O1
        3. Update  on 09/15/21 (David): Aligned with ONAP was achieved and the principle for an updated VES flow (to ensure support for multiple clients with minimal impact) was agreed. Wrt O1 interface, it was also agreed to submit a CR to O-RAN (and possibly harmonize with 3GPP). Closed
      3. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Radisys team working on the update for  O-CU O1. No date is confirmed yet.
        2. update on 09/08/21: CNF implementation still to be confirmed. Info expected in a couple of weeks.
      4. Action point: Jinri Huang to raise with EC on the projects dwindling with low contributions.
        1. Update on 09/15/21 (Jack): the current status was reported to EC. It is expected that more recent projects and activities will get into a more mature state. Also new feature under specification in O-RAN Alliance (e.g. R1 interface) will provide more input for further activities in OSC. If members have inputs or issues to raise towards O-RAN alliance, they can bring to Architecture team. Closed
      5. Status of implementation and call for contributions
        1. Jack, Rittwik: need to document the current status and areas where contributions are needed to fill the gaps. First target could be on O-RAN protocols and interfaces
        2. Thoralf: agree. We should also invite for contributions on integration activities.
        3. Action point Trishan de Lanerolleto create a wiki section to document and keep track of the progress.
        4. update on 09/15/21. Trishan provided a new page with title "Participate". Closed
      6. Action point: Rittwik Jana to add status page. PTLs will update the progress on use cases approval and new features.
        1. Rittwik provided the Release E status page. This is being updated by PTLs. Target is to have an initial version from all the PTLs for the next meeting on 09/22/21. Closed
      7. OSC lab is still lacking of some Open Front-haul equipment. Action Point David Kinsey to check the status and report back.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
      4. Update on 09/01/21. Rittwik: Prof Ray got in touch with some PTLs. PTLs interested in collaboration may get back to to coordinate with Prof. Ray
      5. Update on 09/08/21. Rittwik: work is still ongoing on lab setup. 
    3. Jack (08/25/21): Challenges in test and integration activities. Looking for volunteers to fill this gap.
      1. Update on 09/01/21 (Jack) new contributors may be interested (e.g. also Prof Ray) .  Need for a leadership to take the role of coordination.
      2. Update on 09/15/21: this is still missing. Reopen when volunteers show up.    
    4. Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle to follow up on participation in ONES summit. 
      1. O-RAN SC presence in ONES summit. Trishan brought up the option of OSC booths and demos.
      2. Trishan highlighted the opportunity to interact with other networking projects.
      3. Nokia has an OSC-related presentation at ONES2021. Thoralf noted travel restrictions make it difficult to have in-person contributions from Nokia.
      4. Decision to participate to be made before end of August.
      5. Trishan to follow up on interest on logistics.
      6. 09/01/21 - Trishan: the event will be fully virtual. We have material (demos and proposals) to be presented.
      7. 09/15/21 - Trishan: We have demo provided by Tracy and the preparation was done. No open issues. Closed
    5. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    6. "F" Release timeline
      1. no items
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

      1. 09/01/21 - Rittwik:
        1. VES agent SMO, OAM PLTs are engaged. Network Slicing: three-way testing is foreseen. Need to document the call flow validation.
        2.  Multiparty coordination may be supervised by RICAPP project
        3. Action PointRittwik Janato document the above in the status page. Done in 09/15/21. Closed
    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. TBD Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      4. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 09 08

Recording: Zoom Recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Andrea Buldorini

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichyx

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 09/01/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Andrea, seconded by John-Paul. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 09/01/21: No update in the vacation period. Still waiting for guidance. 
    2. Disabling anonymous comments on OSC Wiki
      1. John Keeney proposed to disallow the feature allowing anonymous comments, in order to prevent spam on the OSC wiki pages. Motion by John Keeney, seconded by David Streibl. Motion approved.
      2. Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle to ensure anonymous comments are disabled by wiki admin. Done. Action point closed (09/08/21)
    3. Repos to be archived
      1. Repos belonging to the following categories:
        1. managed/owned repos PTLs request to archive
        2. unmanged/unused repos
        3. repos with missing info.yaml files
      2. 09/08/21 - Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle will collect proposals from PTLs to vote on at the next meeting 
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
    4. Update from Jack (09/01/21): still waiting for feedback from O-RAN Alliance about the material to be used first.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Update on 08/25/21 on E release plan.
        1. Rittwik to follow up on INF project. Alex updated SIM project info. v4 of release plan to be updated on RSAC wiki.
      2. Update on 09/01/21 (Rittwik)
        1. INF project; new items were added to include some new O2-DMS approved in the O-RAN WG6 July train
        2. SIM project also added new features
        3. Network Slicing and Disaggregated VES use cases were agreed
      3. Mahesh flagged the disaggregated VES implementation. David Kinsey is investigating this.
        1. Update on 09/01/21:
          1. Rittwik: to check ONAP viewpoint about potential enhancement to VES coming from OSC Rel-E requirements
          2. Martin: there is a debate in ONAP about PM streaming and potential enhancements wrt. 3GPP standardized solution, but this should not be of impact for OSC
          3. Martin and John have reported the status of disaggregated VES to ONAP-OSC alignment team. The discussion is at an early stage but ONAP PTLs are now informed and alignment will go on.
        2. Update  on 09/08/21 (David):
          1. to discuss with ONAP at the forthcoming meeting; main task for SMO project could be to ensure that DMaaP also work for other projects while Inlfux and Logstash collect data from O1 
      4. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Radisys team working on the update for  O-CU O1. No date is confirmed yet.
        2. update on 09/08/21: CNF implementation still to be confirmed. Info expected in a couple of weeks.
      5. Action point: Jinri Huang to raise with EC on the projects dwindling with low contributions.
      6. Status of implementation and call for contributions
        1. Jack, Rittwik: need to document the current status and areas where contributions are needed to fill the gaps. First target could be on O-RAN protocols and interfaces
        2. Thoralf: agree. We should also invite for contributions on integration activities.
        3. Action point Trishan de Lanerolleto create a wiki section to document and keep track of the progress.
      7. Action point: Rittwik Jana to add status page. PTLs will update the progress on use cases approval and new features.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
      4. Update on 09/01/21. Rittwik: Prof Ray got in touch with some PTLs. PTLs interested in collaboration may get back to to coordinate with Prof. Ray
      5. Update on 09/08/21. Rittwik: work is still ongoing on lab setup. 
    3. Jack (08/25/21): Challenges in test and integration activities. Looking for volunteers to fill this gap.
      1. Update on 09/01/21 (Jack) new contributors may be interested (e.g. also Prof Ray) .  Need for a leadership to take the role of coordination.   
    4. Jack and Rittwik (08/25/21): Nokia equipment (fronthaul gateway) getting shipped to OSC lab. Follow up with Viavi needed for PTP grandmaster.  
    5. Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle to follow up on participation in ONES summit. 
      1. O-RAN SC presence in ONES summit. Trishan brought up the option of OSC booths and demos.
      2. Trishan highlighted the opportunity to interact with other networking projects.
      3. Nokia has an OSC-related presentation at ONES2021. Thoralf noted travel restrictions make it difficult to have in-person contributions from Nokia.
      4. Decision to participate to be made before end of August.
      5. Trishan to follow up on interest on logistics.
      6. 09/01/21 - Trishan: the event will be fully virtual. We have material (demos and proposals) to be presented.
    6. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

      1. 09/01/21 - Rittwik:
        1. VES agent SMO, OAM PLTs are engaged. Network Slicing: three-way testing is foreseen. Need to document the call flow validation.
        2.  Multiparty coordination may be supervised by RICAPP project
        3. Action PointRittwik Janato document the above in the status page
    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 09 01

Recording: Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Andrea Buldorini

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane


    John Keeneyx

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 08/25/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Ganesh, seconded by Masafumi. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 09/01/21: No update in the vacation period. Still waiting for guidance. 
    2. Disabling anonymous comments on OSC Wiki
      1. John Keeney proposed to disallow the feature allowing anonymous comments, in order to prevent spam on the OSC wiki pages. Motion by John Keeney, seconded by David Streibl. Motion approved.
      2. Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle to ensure anonymous comments are disabled by wiki admin.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
    4. Update from Jack (09/01/21): still waiting for feedback from O-RAN Alliance about the material to be used first.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release
      1. Jinri's update (08/11/21): EC approved content but text is still being refined. Quotes from companies mentioned in previous releases are not accepted. The other criterion is level of contribution. PR expected next week.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. Action point: PTLs help is needed to provide a list of files, which will use SCCL license. This is closed.
    2. D Release
      1. Action point: Mahesh Jethanandani to add SMO to D-release image list page: D Release Docker Image List - Integration and Testing - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org). Mahesh to follow up. 
      2. Action point:  Jinri Huang  to follow up with Intel on O-DU-Low representation.
    3. D Release Maintenance (Update on 09/01/21)
      1. Jack: D Release Maintenance was approved and projects are expected to make the respective branches available
      2. Manasi: O-DU High is aligning with OAM and Non-RT RIC PTLs on the process.
    4. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Update on 08/25/21 on E release plan.
        1. Rittwik to follow up on INF project. Alex updated SIM project info. v4 of release plan to be updated on RSAC wiki.
      2. Update on 09/01/21 (Rittwik)
        1. INF project; new items were added to include some new O2-DMS approved in the O-RAN WG6 July train
        2. SIM project also added new features
        3. Network Slicing and Disaggregated VES use cases were agreed
      3. Mahesh flagged the disaggregated VES implementation. David Kinsey is investigating this.
        1. Update on 09/01/21:
          1. Rittwik: to check ONAP viewpoint about potential enhancement to VES coming from OSC Rel-E requirements
          2. Martin: there is a debate in ONAP about PM streaming and potential enhancements wrt. 3GPP standardized solution, but this should not be of impact for OSC
          3. Martin and John have reported the status of disaggregated VES to ONAP-OSC alignment team. The discussion is at an early stage but ONAP PTLs are now informed and alignment will go on.
      4. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Radisys team working on the update for  O-CU O1. No date is confirmed yet.
      5. Action point: Jinri Huang to raise with EC on the projects dwindling with low contributions. 
        1. Rittwik flagged lack of progress in certain projects (Infra, O-DU-Low, O-CU) and asked Jinri to highlight to EC. Standing up on O-Cloud is still not happening. Jinri to discuss with Rittwik offline.
        2. Jinri to follow up with Prof Ray (Taiwan Uty) on their participation in lab setup and integration. Rittwik to share the email ID of Prof Ray.
      6. Action point: Rittwik Jana to add status page. PTLs will update the progress on use cases approval and new features.
    5. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
      4. Update on 09/01/21. Rittwik: Prof Ray got in touch with some PTLs. PTLs interested in collaboration may get back to to coordinate with Prof. Ray
    6. Jack (08/25/21): Challenges in test and integration activities. Looking for volunteers to fill this gap.
      1. Update on 09/01/21 (Jack) new contributors may be interested (e.g. also Prof Ray) .  Need for a leadership to take the role of coordination.   
    7. Jack and Rittwik (08/25/21): Nokia equipment (fronthaul gateway) getting shipped to OSC lab. Follow up with Viavi needed for PTP grandmaster.
    8. Repo clean-up:
      1. Action Point: Trishan de Lanerolle to close all not active repos.
        1. All PTLs to follow up on repos not active and communicate to Trishan. 
      2. Matti raised the point of legacy repos to be archived. Jack: this need formal approval by TOC at the next meeting 
    9. Update on scorecard: Consolidating the scorecards of sub projects will lead to new analytics. No action needed from anyone.
      1. 09/01/21 - Trishan: new charts will come up in the next month in the analytics platform.  
    10. Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle to follow up on participation in ONES summit. 
      1. O-RAN SC presence in ONES summit. Trishan brought up the option of OSC booths and demos.
      2. Trishan highlighted the opportunity to interact with other networking projects.
      3. Nokia has an OSC-related presentation at ONES2021. Thoralf noted travel restrictions make it difficult to have in-person contributions from Nokia.
      4. Decision to participate to be made before end of August.
      5. Trishan to follow up on interest on logistics.
      6. 09/01/21 - Trishan: the event will be fully virtual. We have material (demos and proposals) to be presented.
    11. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

      1. 09/01/21 - Rittwik:
        1. VES agent SMO, OAM PLTs are engaged. Network Slicing: three-way testing is foreseen. Need to document the call flow validation.
        2.  Multiparty coordination may be supervised by RICAPP project
        3. Action PointRittwik Janato document the above in the status page
    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. Vote on Archiving of legacy repos to take place at the next TOC meeting
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 08 25

Recording: Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Ganesh Shenbagaraman

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane


    John Keeneyx

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichyx

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 08/18/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Ganesh, seconded by Andrea. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release
      1. Jinri's update (08/11/21): EC approved content but text is still being refined. Quotes from companies mentioned in previous releases are not accepted. The other criterion is level of contribution. PR expected next week.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. Action point: PTLs help is needed to provide a list of files, which will use SCCL license. This is closed.
    2. D Release
      1. Action point: Mahesh Jethanandani to add SMO to D-release image list page: D Release Docker Image List - Integration and Testing - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org). Mahesh to follow up. 
      2. Action point:  Jinri Huang  to follow up with Intel on O-DU-Low representation.
    3. D Release Maintenance (Update on 08/18/21)
      1. Ganesh and Manasi updated on the status of testing with O-DU-Low. Testing currently blocked by PTP clock 
      2. Manasi: O-DU-High and O-DU-Low pair-wise testing is completed.
      3. John Keeney (Non-RT RIC) , Martin confirmed code freeze.
      4. Maintenance release approval. Motion proposed by Jack and seconded by David. Motion approved with the mention that O-DU-High and O-DU-high were only pair tested.
    4. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Update on 08/25/21 on E release plan.
        1. Rtitwik to follow up on INF project. Alex updated SIM project info. v4 of release plan to be updated on RSAN wiki.
      2. Mahesh flagged the disaggregated VEs implementation. David Kinsey is investigating this.
      3. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Radisys team working on the update for  O-CU O1. No date is confirmed yet.
      4. Action point: Jinri Huang to raise with EC on the projects dwindling with low contributions. 
        1. Rittwik flagged lack of progress in certain projects (Infra, O-DU-Low, O-CU) and asked Jinri to highlight to EC. Standing up on O-Cloud is still not happening. Jinri to discuss with Rittwik offline.
        2. Jinri to follow up with Prof Ray (Taiwan Uty) on their participation in lab setup and integration. Rittwik to share the email ID of Prof Ray.
      5. Rittwik to add status page 
    5. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
    6. Jack (08/25/21): Challenges in test and integration activities. Looking for volunteers to fill this gap.
    7. Jack and Rittwik (08/25/21): Nokia equipment (fronthaul gateway) getting shipped to OSC lab. Follow up with Viavi needed for PTP grandmaster.
    8. Repo clean-up:
      1. Action Point: Trishan de Lanerolle to close all not active repos.
        1. All PTLs to follow up on repos not active and communicate to Trishan. 
    9. Update on scorecard: Consolidating the scorecards of sub projects will lead to new analytics. No action needed from anyone.
    10. Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle to follow up on participation in ONES summit. 
      1. O-RAN SC presence in ONES summit. Trishan brought up the option of OSC booths and demos.
      2. Trishan highlighted the opportunity to interact with other networking projects.
      3. Nokia has an OSC-related presentation at ONES2021. Thoralf noted travel restrictions make it difficult to have in-person contributions from Nokia.
      4. Decision to participate to be made before end of August.
      5. Trishan to follow up on interest on logistics.
    11. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 08 18

Recording: Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Ganesh Shenbagaraman

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichyx

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 08/11/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Ganesh, seconded by Jinri. Motion approved.
    2. Minutes for 08/04/21 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Ganesh, seconded by Jinri. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/18/21): ASN definitions and models from O-RAN spec to be brought in OSC repos under SCCL. EC to approve the list.
    2. List of requests to be compiled. Thoralf emailed TOC group for near RT RIC ASN requests.
    3. Jinri: EC requested a list of examples first to facilitate the process. Request to other PTLs to provide examples.
    4. Martin: Submitted in email a list of the YANG models we are interested in. Will add models from 2 more specifications.
    5. Tracy, Martin: We also have a list of YANG models under discussion and not approved yet.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release
      1. Jinri's update (08/11/21): EC approved content but text is still being refined. Quotes from companies mentioned in previous releases are not accepted. The other criterion is level of contribution. PR expected next week.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. Action point: PTLs help is needed to provide a list of files, which will use SCCL license
      1. Jinri brought this up with O-RAN TSC. EC ready to review example files to facilitate the definition. The example files could be specification sections/tables/charts that we plan to use in OSC. 
      2. Thoralf highlighted example from O-RAN WG3 E2AP spec (Section 9.3). He will initiate a new discussion in the mailing list.
      3. John Keeney requested more clarity on SCCL license and its use for existing files in repos. Should it be used if code uses specs or if we generate code from specs? Need more guidance from TOC or legal team.
      4. Trishan asked if code files will be stored separately under this license.
      5. Jinri will work with Stefan to provide some example files and guidance.
    2. D Release
      1. Action point: Mahesh Jethanandani to add SMO to D-release image list page: D Release Docker Image List - Integration and Testing - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org). Mahesh to follow up. 
      2. Action point:  Jinri Huang  to follow up with Intel on O-DU-Low representation.
      3. O-DU-High PTL (Manasi) to update release download information. Completed during the meeting.
    3. D Release Maintenance
      1. Update from Manasi (08/18/21): Further e2e testing is blocked due to lack of local GM clock.  Rittwik said Viaivi is working on providing this to OSC lab.
      2. Decision of pending code changes and release readiness to be closed in TOC meeting on 8/25.
      3. Non-RT RIC: John Paul Lane to confirm if there are any open issues.
      4. OAM: Martin: OAM code is good to go.
      5. O-DU High: Manasi updated code is ready.
      6. O-DU Low: Manasi updated that some testing is pending based on the latest fixes.
      7. SIM: Alex said no fixes needed.
      8. Maintenance release cannot be approved due to lack of updates from other PTLs.
    4. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
        1. Action pointRittwik Jana to make an overview presentation together with PTLs in E-release timeframe
      2. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Radisys team working on the update for  O-CU O1. No date is confirmed yet.
      3. Action pointRittwik Janawill reach out every PTL and go through necessary E release content items. Action closed.
        1. Rittwik presented E release contents in detail. Disaggregated VES and network slicing.
        2.  Disaggregated VES agent with decoupling of transport and Pub/sub mechanism. FM/PM coordination work in WG10 (Nov release train).
        3. Mahesh raised a point on dependency on Nov train spec release for OSC E release.
        4. Networks slicing feature proposed by Radisys. Closed lop slice assurance. 
        5. SMO, Non-RT RIC, OAM and O-DU-High project teams have reviewed call flows.
        6. Jinri: Is this targeted for an video quality kind of application? Rittwik said this is defined generically for any such use.
        7. Jack: Are notifications to SMO standardized? Mahesh said E release implementation will be pre-spec. Discussion ongoing in WG5.
        8. Rittwik: PM counters and r1 APIs will be pre-spec as well.
        9. Manasi: we can use basic counters already available in July train.
        10. Discussed other minor work items of E release from each component.
        11. RICAPP: Discussed LP, AD, QP, Bouncer xApps. Exploring intetest from xApps from Mavenir, Viavi and CMCC.
        12. O-DU-High: Network slicing, L2 specific features, scaling for multi-UE and multi-bearer. E2 enhancments as stretch goal.
        13. OAM: NW slicing, ODL Silicon upgrade, deployment and automation aspects in a CNF/K8s environment.
        14. Rittwik again highlighted the projects in trouble as they are lagging: INF, O-DU-Low and O-CU
        15. Bin Yang: INF PTL will come up with a plan. Action Point: Bin Yang /WindRiver will provide plan for INF.
        16. SMO and other project o add to slides shared by Rittwik.
        17. Jinri: New PTL from O-DU-Low wil be Luis (Intel). 
        18. Jack: Intel PTL should go to RSAC to represent O-DU-Low.
        19. Rtittwik: Projects are ready to start the sprints in E release. Action Point: Rittwik to set up a page for release item list update by PTLs.
        20. Mahesh: SMO team will discuss to waht extent the disaggregation requirements can be met.
      4. Action point: Jinri Huang to raise with EC on the projects dwindling with low contributions. 
        1. Rittwik flagged lack of progress in certain projects (Infra, O-DU-Low, O-CU) and asked Jinri to highlight to EC. Standing up on O-Cloud is still not happening. Jinri to discuss with Rittwik offline.
        2. Jinri to follow up with Prof Ray (Taiwan Uty) on their partcipation in lab setup and integration. Rittwik to share the email ID of Prof Ray.
      5. Rittwik to add status page 
    5. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Rittwik discussed with Prof Ray (Taiwan).  The lab is ready and the Prof Ray's team is volunteering for more work. Prof Ray to attend next TOC meeting.
    6. Repo clean-up:
      1. Action Point: Trishan de Lanerolle to slose all not active repos.
        1. All PTLs to follow up on repos not active and communicate to Trishan. 
    7. Update on scorecard: Consolidating the scorecards of sub projects will lead to new analytics. No action needed from anyone.
    8. Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle to follow up on partcipation in ONES summit. 
      1. O-RAN SC presence in ONES summit. Trishan brought up the option of OSC booths and demos.
      2. Trishan highlighted the opportunity to interact with other networking projects.
      3. Nokia has an OSC-related presentation at ONES2021. Thoralf noted travel restrictions make it difficult to have in-person contributions from Nokia.
      4. Decision to participate to be made before end of August.
      5. Trishan to follow up on interest on logistics.
    9. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. Discussion on copyright and E release prioritized
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 08 11

Recording: Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Ganesh Shenbagaraman

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair


    David Kinsey

    x

    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichyx

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini


    Scarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin Yang
    Jackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 08/04/2021 TOC meeting minutes to be approved next week as minutes were published just before the meeting
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
  6. Copyright update
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release
      1. Jinri's update (08/11/21): EC approved content but text is still being refined. Quotes from companies mentioned in previous releases are not accepted. The other criterion is level of contribution. PR expected next week.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. Action point: PTLs help is needed to provide a list of files, which will use SCCL license
      1. Jinri brought this up with O-RAN TSC. EC ready to review example files to facilitate the definition. The example files could be specification sections/tables/charts that we plan to use in OSC. 
      2. Thoralf highlighted example from O-RAN WG3 E2AP spec (Section 9.3). He will initiate a new discussion in the mailing list.
      3. John Keeney requested more clarity on SCCL license and its use for existing files in repos. Should it be used if code uses specs or if we generate code from specs? Need more guidance from TOC or legal team.
      4. Trishan asked if code files will be stored separately under this license.
      5. Jinri will work with Stefan to provide some example files and guidance.
    2. D Release
      1. Action point: Mahesh Jethanandani to add SMO to D-release image list page: D Release Docker Image List - Integration and Testing - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org). Mahesh to follow up. 
      2. Action point:  Jinri Huang  to follow up with Intel on O-DU-Low representation.
      3. O-DU-High PTL (Manasi) to update release download information. Completed during the meeting.
    3. D Release Maintenance
      1. Non-RT RIC: John Paul Lane to confirm if there are any open issues.
      2. OAM: Martin: OAM code is good to go.
      3. O-DU High: Manasi updated code is ready.
      4. O-DU Low: Manasi updated that some testing is pending based on the latest fixes.
      5. SIM: Alex said no fixes needed.
      6. Maintenance release cannot be approved due to lack of updates from other PTLs.
    4. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
        1. Action pointRittwik Jana to make an overview presentation together with PTLs in E-release timeframe
      2. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Radisys team working on the update for  O-CU O1. No date is confirmed yet.
      3. Action pointRittwik Janawill reach out every PTL and go through necessary E release content items
        1. Rittwik: Details of major use cases captured in RSAC wiki. Disaggregated VES and network slicing.
        2. Updates in other components are captured by project PTLs.
        3. Rtitwik to present detailed update in the next week on major use cases and key features project wise.
        4. Manasi to upload ppt on WIki page. Near RT RIC information already available. Matti to email update to Rittwik.
        5. Martin analyzing the impacts due to network slicing.
      4. Action point: Jinri Huang to raise with EC on the projects dwindling with low contributions. 
        1. Rittwik flagged lack of progress in certain projects (Infra, O-DU-Low, O-CU) and asked Jinri to highlight to EC. Standing up on O-Cloud is still not happening. Jinri to discuss with Rittwik offline.
        2. Jinri to follow up with Prof Ray (Taiwan Uty) on their partcipation in lab setup and integration. Rittwik to share the email ID of Prof Ray.
      5. Rittwik to add status page 
    5. Repo clean-up:
      1. Action Point: Trishan de Lanerolle to slose all not active repos.
        1. All PTLs to follow up on repos not active and communicate to Trishan. 
    6. Update on scorecard: Consolidating the scorecards of sub projects will lead to new analytics. No action needed from anyone.
    7. Action point: Trishan de Lanerolle to follow up on partcipation in ONES summit. 
      1. O-RAN SC presence in ONES summit. Trishan brought up the option of OSC booths and demos.
      2. Trishan highlighted the opportunity to interact with other networking projects.
      3. Nokia has an OSC-related presentation at ONES201. Thoralf noted travel restrictions make it difficult to have in-person contributions from Nokia.
      4. Decision to participate to be made before end of August.
      5. Trishan to follow up on interest on logistics.
    8. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. Streamlining the analytics using Scorecard (Trishan)
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 08 04

Recording: Zoom recording link

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Ganesh Shenbagaraman

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair


    David Kinsey

    x

    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini


    Scarpina Salvatorex
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 07/28/2021 TOC meeting minutes, motion by Juha Oravainen, seconded by Ganesh Shenbagaraman. Motion passed
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
  6. Copyright update
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release
      1. Jinri's update (08/04/21): EC decided to not use quotes from previous release. Quotes from 2 companies could not be accommodated. Further update on- PR status from Jinri over email.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. Action point: PTLs help is needed to provide a list of files, which will use SCCL license
      1. John Keeney requested more clarity on SCCL license and its use for existing files in repos. Should it be used if code uses specs or if we generate code from specs? Need more guidance from TOC or legal team.
      2. Trishan asked if code files will be stored separately under this license.
      3. Jinri will work with Stefan to provide some example files and guidance.
    2. D Release
      1. Action point: Mahesh Jethanandani to add SMO to D-release image list page: D Release Docker Image List - Integration and Testing - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org). Mahesh to follow up. 
      2. Trishan updated that Felix is working on D release page. Issues in the web page (links, incorrect info, tarball downlaod) pointed out by others.
    3. D Release Maintenance
      1. Non-RT RIC: A couple of fixes are being incorporated.
      2. O-DU High: O-DU low integration ongoing. 1 optimization fix included.
    4. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
        1. Action pointRittwik Jana to make an overview presentation together with PTLs in E-release timeframe
      2. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Radisys team working on the update for O1.
      3. Action pointRittwik Janawill reach out every PTL and go through necessary E release content items
        1. Rittwik: I discussed with Thoralf and will discuss with other PTLs as well
      4. Rittwik to add status page 
    5. Repo clean-up:
      1. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
        1. Trishan de Lanerolle: I'll follow up with the Release engineering
    6. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. Streamlining the analytics using Scorecard (Trishan)
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 07 28

Recording: Link to Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Juha Oravainen

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    X

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    XScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangXJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 07/21/2021 TOC meeting minutes, motion by Juha Oravainen , seconded by Ganesh Shenbagaraman Motion passed
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. New PTL for O-DU High project
      1. Decision Nominate Manasi Padhy to the PTL role of O-DU High project. Motion by Ganesh Shenbagaraman, seconded by David Streibl. Motion passed
    2. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo.
        1. A clean path forward here would be to have a separate CCLA / ICLA for just the BSD repo(s). The repo(s) for this project would then use BSD-3-Clause as the project's outbound license, as preferred by the WG6
        2. That CCLA/ICLA would be substantively based on the Apache Software Foundation's CCLA and ICLA (which are widely used across open source projects), with some administrative changes to better align with how the EasyCLA process works for managing CLAs. The existing O-RAN SC repos would continue to use the existing CLAs, the new one would only be for the BSD repo(s)
        3. The decision on whether to take this approach could be voted on and approved by the O-RAN SC's TOC, as part of their responsibilities under the Technical Charter. Note that under section 7(c), it would need to be a 2/3 vote of the entire TOC to grant the project license exception to use BSD-3-Clause here instead of Apache-2.0. Also we would have some administrative and configuration work on the back end to set up and enforce the 3rd CLA
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: I got the approved license and frequently asked questions
    2. Jack: Needed info will be updated to O-RAN Software Community — O-RAN ALLIANCE page
    3. Jack: Everything should be in place for the E Release 
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release
    2. Rittwik: There is O-RAN Plugfest coming. Is there any wiki pages for this?
    3. Jack: I'll take a look
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. Action point: PTLs help is needed to provide a list of files, which will use SCCL license
    2. D Release
      1. Action point: Mahesh Jethanandani to add SMO to D-release image list page: D Release Docker Image List - Integration and Testing - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org)
    3. D Release Maintenance
      1. Jack: The maintenance release is planned to be ready in about two weeks
      2. Jack: ODULOW is working on a maintenance release item
      3. John: Non RT RIC is pushing couple of small bug fixes
      4. Mahesh: SMO is making small changes for measurement events
      5. Manasi: ODUHIGH is optimizing code a little bit and we are working with ODULOW for the e2e integration to happen 
      6. Jack: PTLs need to update D-Release pages about the information on the release
    4. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
        1. Action pointRittwik Jana to make an overview presentation together with PTLs in E-release timeframe
      2. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
      3. Action pointRittwik Janawill reach out every PTL and go through necessary E release content items
        1. Rittwik: I discussed with Thoralf and will discuss with other PTLs as well
      4. Rittwik to add status page 
    5. Repo clean-up:
      1. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
        1. Trishan de Lanerolle: I'll follow up with the Release engineering
    6. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1. Rittwik: We have two concrete proposals right now. One is disaggregated VES agent where the proposal is to decouple the transport. The goal is to support multiple end consumers and we  are discussing this in RSAC
      2. Jack: What pieces would be affected by this?
      3. Rittwik: SMO and OAM projects for sure and perhaps Simulator project
      4. Martin: The question is if ODU and other projects are affected?
      5. Rittwik: We can check
      6. Jack: It is important to make sure you talk to all the PTLs and clearly document which projects are affected and in which magnitude
      7. Ritttwik: Sure. The other proposal is Network Slicing where ODU is talking with NONRTRIC and assure a particular slice. So, the monitoring will happen and then based on that monitoring the slice level performance metric will get adjusted
      8. Jack: is the underlying capability that you need to do this present or is it going to generate some underlying capabilities that have to be extended?
      9. Rittwik: The underlying capability has to be extended.
      10. Ganesh: This will be a multi release commitment
      11. Rittwik  I also had a call with Thoralf before he left on vacation about O1 support from the near RT RIC. Thoralf had some ideas, which I haven't put to the slides yet
      12. Jack: I think you need to put ODULOW support and capability on the agenda for the discussion. Currently we don't get much representation from Intel- Maybe Philippe is somebody we can  talk to
      13. Rittwik: There is a lot of specifications that is coming in O2. I was wondering, if Infra project could implement some of these O2-D and O2-M protocols that are being specified
      14. Rittwik: I need to reach out also other PTLs
      15. Jack: From overall O1 capability you need to talk with Ganesh about the ODU Low test fixture
      16. Jack: Discuss also with Mahesh what is the roadmap of SMO project
    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
    1. William Diego Maza will be having vacation in August, Ganesh Shenbagaraman will take care of the scribe role then
    2. Jack will be out on vacation first two weeks of August. Jinri will cover these weeks
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 07 21

Recording: Link to Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Juha Oravainen

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    X

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane


    John KeeneyX

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda


    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    XScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangXJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 07/14/2021 TOC meeting minutes, motion by Juha Oravainen , seconded by David Streibl. Motion passed
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. William Diego Maza will be having vacation in August, Ganesh Shenbagaraman will take care of the scribe role then
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo.
        1. A clean path forward here would be to have a separate CCLA / ICLA for just the BSD repo(s). The repo(s) for this project would then use BSD-3-Clause as the project's outbound license, as preferred by the WG6
        2. That CCLA/ICLA would be substantively based on the Apache Software Foundation's CCLA and ICLA (which are widely used across open source projects), with some administrative changes to better align with how the EasyCLA process works for managing CLAs. The existing O-RAN SC repos would continue to use the existing CLAs, the new one would only be for the BSD repo(s)
        3. The decision on whether to take this approach could be voted on and approved by the O-RAN SC's TOC, as part of their responsibilities under the Technical Charter. Note that under section 7(c), it would need to be a 2/3 vote of the entire TOC to grant the project license exception to use BSD-3-Clause here instead of Apache-2.0. Also we would have some administrative and configuration work on the back end to set up and enforce the 3rd CLA
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack is working with Zbynek and Stefan to get SCCL topic to be updated to O-RAN Alliance web pages so that we can have the license published as an option. We also have to get a CLA in place for people contributing underneath that license
    2. Jack: 3GPP work will most probably continue in September
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release
      1. Discussion is still ongoing in EC
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. Action point: PTLs help is needed to provide a list of files, which will use SCCL license
      1. Jack: Do we want to have a branch that deals with all the models and another branch dealing with the code and another one with documentation? Do we want to organize this by project? There are different kind of options how we want to organize. If PTLs can think about this, then we'll bring it up again next week
    2. New PTL for the Infrastructure project is needed. Action point: Xiaohua Zhangwill propose a new PTL via e-mail
      1. Mail from July 14: toc@lists.o-ran-sc.org | Need step down from the PTL of INF, and propose Jackie Huang to be PTL of INF
        1. Bin: I support Xiaohua's proposal to nominate Jackie Huang as a new PTL
        2. Jack: Does anyone else have any comments or want to nominate someone for this PTL role?
        3. Decision: Nominate Jackie Huang to the PTL role of Infrastructure project. Motion by Bin Yang, seconded by Juha Oravainen Motion passed
    3. D Release
      1. Action point: Mahesh Jethanandani to add SMO to D-release image list page: D Release Docker Image List - Integration and Testing - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org)
        1. Mahesh: I'll work with Trishan to make sure that link is available
    4. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Action point: Jack to create "E" Release timeline and publish.
        1. This is now published in the Releases page: Releases - Releases - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org) 
      2. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
        1. Action pointRittwik Jana to make an overview presentation together with PTLs in E-release timeframe
      3. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Manasi: We need to have some internal discussion and give update next week
        2. Mahesh: Do we have O-CU as a project in E-release?
        3. Jack: Radisys has made available a test fixture O-CU, which will be available for testing in the lab. We do not have a code project
      4. Action pointRittwik Janawill reach out every PTL and go through necessary E release content items
        1. Rittwik: I discussed with Thoralf and will discuss with other PTLs as well
    5. Repo clean-up:
      1. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
        1. Trishan: I'll follow up with the Release engineering. I think they were running an audit to see the list of the empty reports
    6. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    7. PTL company change.
      1. Jack: I got a message from Mahesh, PTL of SMO. He has moved from VMware to Juniper. We have to decide to do going forward. Hopefully he can attend next meeting and have a dialogue
      2. Jack: How you Mahesh see this work is going forward?
      3. Mahesh: People who have been working on the project are still committed to continue the work in the E-release
      4. Jack: The key question here is what are the E-release requirements and can you come up with a plan to deliver against those
      5. Jack: If you Mahesh are committed and interested in continuing in the role and there are no other questions then we'll continue and look towards the success of the project
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 07 14

Recording: Link to Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Juha Oravainen

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    X

    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangXJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 07/07/2021 TOC meeting minutes, motion by Juha Oravainen , seconded by John Paul Lane . Motion passed
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Jack will be out on vacation first two weeks of August. Jinri will cover these weeks
    2. Bin Yangwill be Wind River's new TOC representative starting next week
    3. New PTL for the Infrastructure project is needed. Action point: Xiaohua Zhangwill propose a new PTL via e-mail
    4. John: Does anybody have any comments to this mail "OSC: LF Nexus repo for helm charts. (o-ran-sc.org)" This would make it much easier to reuse OSC components
      1. Trishan: Can you make a support ticket?
      2. Jack: We might need to organize a little bit around it to make it easier for the release engineering to manage them if each project has their own way of where the helm charts sit and how they're organized.
      3. Martin: That's a good approach. 
      4. Jack:  So, this should just be an update to the best practices
      5. Trishan: That would be a question if it's a recommendation or requirement. If it becomes a requirement, then probably a vote would be helpful. Otherwise if it's a recommendation, then update the best practices should be sufficient
      6. Jack: Let's go and see how it works out
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. D Release
      1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release
        1. PR is currently suspended, it will be discussed in the EC meeting
      2. SMO is missing from D release docker release image list: D Release Docker Image List - Integration and Testing - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org) 
        1. Action point: Mahesh Jethanandani to add SMO to D-release image list page 
    2. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo.
        1. A clean path forward here would be to have a separate CCLA / ICLA for just the BSD repo(s). The repo(s) for this project would then use BSD-3-Clause as the project's outbound license, as preferred by the WG6
        2. That CCLA/ICLA would be substantively based on the Apache Software Foundation's CCLA and ICLA (which are widely used across open source projects), with some administrative changes to better align with how the EasyCLA process works for managing CLAs. The existing O-RAN SC repos would continue to use the existing CLAs, the new one would only be for the BSD repo(s)
        3. The decision on whether to take this approach could be voted on and approved by the O-RAN SC's TOC, as part of their responsibilities under the Technical Charter. Note that under section 7(c), it would need to be a 2/3 vote of the entire TOC to grant the project license exception to use BSD-3-Clause here instead of Apache-2.0. Also we would have some administrative and configuration work on the back end to set up and enforce the 3rd CLA
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
      3. Action point: Ganesh to provide an update from ODU point of view.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: We need to work to put together procedures and methods to support SCCL license
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Jinri: SCCL license was approved by the board two weeks ago. As a follow-up, EC is asking a list of files, which will use SCCL license
      1. Action point: PTLs help is needed to provide a list of files, which will use SCCL license
    2. Jinri: WG6 will release only Stage 1 and Stage 2 in July train but Stage 3 is not in the content because of some legal concerns
      1. Jack: We're waiting for clarification from WG6, if we should make new AAL repo or not
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Action point: Jack to create "E" Release timeline and publish.
      2. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
        1. Action pointRittwik Jana to make an overview presentation together with PTLs in E-release timeframe
      3. Action point: Ganesh Shenbagaraman Provide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
        1. Ganesh: Investigation was started and we should be able to give an update on this by next week
      4. Action pointRittwik Janawill reach out every PTL and go through necessary E release content items
        1. Rittwik: I discussed with Thoralf and will discuss with other PTLs as well
    2. Repo clean-up:
      1. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
        1. Trishan: We ran the report and took an action on archiving the empty ones.
        2. Jack: And then making sure that all the other ones are attached to some project, which has a PTL so that we can get track the responsibility
        3. Trishan: Yes, and also as a reminder, projects should always have updated info.yaml file with the list of approved committers
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    4. PTL company change.
      1. Jack: I got a message from Mahesh, PTL of SMO. He has moved from VMware to Juniper. We have to decide to do going forward. Hopefully he can attend next meeting and have a dialogue.
      2. Jack: PTL role belongs to the person, not to the company but the person still have to be able to contribute
      3. Jack: We need to have a discussion here, do we need to open it back up for nomination for the PTL role and reconsider options at this point or not
      4. John-Paul: Should we have a process around PTL elections generally?
      5. Jack: The election window is the March timeframe for normal elections. That's the general principle but we have not been doing that because the projects have been so narrowly participated. Meaning that most projects are a single company project and there's not been enough committers to hold an election. To get things started the TOC was voting on the PTLs till there was enough participation in any project to hold an election
      6. John-Paul: Should we at least have a nomination and a review once a year until we can get that diversity across the different projects?
      7. Jack: Yes, and I think we talked about it briefly in the March window, but I don't think anyone raised the concern of a change
      8. Jack: I want to have the discussion is the SMO going to be the first project, where we have a diverse set of contributors enough to hold an election and try to understand how we should move forward
      9. Rittwik: should we have secondary PTLs in projects?
      10. Jack: Committers can take care of this in general
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

        1. Intel will be doing ODULOW release as part of the maintenance. There were some items identified by ODUHIGH that they need to address 
      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 07 07

Recording: Link to Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Juha Oravainen

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    X

    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangXJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 06/30/2021 TOC meeting minutes, motion by MASAFUMI MASUDA , seconded by Jinri Huang . Motion passed 
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. D Release
      1. Action point; PTLs to branch that can branch and to update the release page.
        1. All the projects are ready to branch except O-DU Low. This release there are no changes in O-DU low but they have since found some items to be worked, which will be covered in the maintenance release
        2. Decision: Close the D release, publish it and make it available. Motion by Jinri Huang , seconded by JP Lane  Motion passed
      2. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release.
    2. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo.
        1. A clean path forward here would be to have a separate CCLA / ICLA for just the BSD repo(s). The repo(s) for this project would then use BSD-3-Clause as the project's outbound license, as preferred by the WG6
        2. That CCLA/ICLA would be substantively based on the Apache Software Foundation's CCLA and ICLA (which are widely used across open source projects), with some administrative changes to better align with how the EasyCLA process works for managing CLAs. The existing O-RAN SC repos would continue to use the existing CLAs, the new one would only be for the BSD repo(s)
        3. The decision on whether to take this approach could be voted on and approved by the O-RAN SC's TOC, as part of their responsibilities under the Technical Charter. Note that under section 7(c), it would need to be a 2/3 vote of the entire TOC to grant the project license exception to use BSD-3-Clause here instead of Apache-2.0. Also we would have some administrative and configuration work on the back end to set up and enforce the 3rd CLA
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. Message from WG6 co-chairs:
          1. As discussed on the AAL FEC way forward call today, we would like to initiate a new repo in OSC. This overall proposal will be discussed and approved by WG6 later this week and then we also need to review it with the TSC, but as our intention is to use the repo for the July specification train, we would request OSC to initiate the creation of the repo so that work can occur in parallel with the discussions.
          2. Why
            1. WG6 is considering splitting its AAL FEC specification into two portions to be published together in the July 2021 train – a) a formal specification document published through the normal O-RAN FRAND process that covers stage 1 and stage 2 specifications, and b) a stage 3 API document that covers data structures and programming language level details specific to open source implementations such as DPDK that would be published in ORAN OSC repo under a BSD license and referenced from the formal AAL FEC specification.
        2. Jack: Niall Power from Intel is willing to be the PTL Committer
        3. Jack: There's a request to enable creating this new project and repo. TOC needs to approve that it would be a BSD-3 license and it would need to name Niall Power as the PTL and an initial Committer
        4. Juha: If we make this BSD exception, is it valid only for this project?
        5. Jack: Only for this project
        6. Juha: DPDK is using also GPL license
        7. Jack: Yes, for the low level code but this is not part what is asked for, only BSD is asked
        8. John-Paul: Is this a short term fix until some more permanent way of working can be put in place between O-RAN Alliance and DPDK or is this intended to be the the way of handling the stage three for fact going forward
        9. Jack: This is the way of handling it going forward. O-RAN SC is the place where open source software should be contributed and O-RAN Alliance focus is the specifications
        10. John-Paul: Do we see that's a clear separation?
        11. Jack: I'm not been deeply involved in WG6 but they came to to me to ask about the how to handle the BSD license. But if you're going to contribute it under BSD license what's the difference between putting it in OSC and O-RAN Alliance
        12. John-Paul: There's an outstanding action point at the moment for WG6 to get more clarity from O-RAN legal how the SCCL license and the BSD license might play together and they're waiting on that feedback before they take their vote starting this Friday
        13. Jack: All I'm trying to do is enable because they want to move quickly. If they chose not to do it, will just fold up the repos and not use them
        14. John-Paul: But if we wait to next week and take a vote on this. Does that prevent in any way the repo being set up quickly and still meeting the timeframe. Should we wait and have TOC vote next week?
        15. Jack: If we move forward and approve this, it doesn't enable anything from WG6 until they decide to use it. This just enables to move forward and give them a positive statement that this path is possible and removes one level of uncertainty
        16. Jack: So, we have a motion in front of us to to do this. Do we have a second.?
        17. Jack: If nobody is willing to second, then it won't go to a vote at this time. So, that puts that on the table
      3. Action point: Ganesh to provide an update from ODU point of view.
  6. Copyright update
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Action point: Jack to create "E" Release timeline and publish.
      2. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
      3. 2021-07-07 discussion below:
      4. Jack: how is the planning for the E-release?
      5. Rittwik: We will continue with VES disaggregated VES agent, DU and RU radio mode testing was not completed and we are going to start on the network slicing design document use case. These are kind of the three high level items. We will also make sure that SMO MVP requirements are coming into the OSC
      6. Jack: there are two items that I'd like to add.
        1. One is with the approval of SCCL license. We should work towards getting key parts of the specification into repos that we can work from and modify as needed
        2. The other one is the ongoing question about can we validate O1 interaction with each component
          1. Action point: Ganesh ShenbagaramanProvide an update, if O1 is going to be available anytime soon in Radisys O-CU test fixture?
      7. Rittwik: We discussed in RSAC meeting and we're trying to propose for the MVP SMO and essentially I think it can be broken down into O1, O2 and LCM, and so there is work that needs to be done across all of these three categories. O1 specifically is broken down into finer granularity.
      8. Jack: it is also important to make sure all the components have a minimum capability
      9. Action pointRittwik Janawill reach out every PTL and go through necessary items
      10. We need to get copyright items also addressed
      11. Jack: how you Mahesh Jethanandanisee the different parties that are interested in SMO are coming together?
      12. Mahesh: We did a little bit of testing with O-DU, but I think we need to extend that to all the other components to cover those. Not only from  CM perspective but also from FM and PM perspective

    2. Repo clean-up:
      1. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release.
    4. PTL company change.
      1. Jack: I got a message from Mahesh, PTL of SMO. He has moved from VMware to Juniper. We have to decide to do going forward. Hopefully he can attend next meeting and have a dialogue.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 06 30

Recordinglink to zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Masafumi Masuda

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane


    John Keeneyx

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    x

    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 06/23/2021 TOC meeting minutes, motion by MASAFUMI MASUDA, seconded by Ganesh Shenbagaraman. Motion passed.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Thoralf-to-Jinri: Any news (after your Saturday mail) on the press release on when and in which format we intend to publish?
    2. Discuss WG6 AAL request project and repo using BSD-3
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. D Release
      1. Jack: Matti, are we ready on RICAPP?
      2. Matti: No. We have to decide how much integration testing we want do for the release.
      3. Jack: What about RIC?
      4. Thoralf: We are ready. Integration test is also limited, but we can deploy.
      5. Jack: Did you branch the code?
      6. Thoralf: Yes.
      7. Jack: ODUHIGH?
      8. Manasi: We are ready to branch the code with limited integration.
      9. Jack: ODULOW?
      10. David Kinsey: There was an issue with alignment between ODULOW and Viavi.
      11. Jack: OAM?
      12. Matti: We are ready to branch.
      13. Jack: SIM?
      14. ALex: We are ready to branch.
      15. Jack: INF?
      16. Xiaohua: The code has been branched.
      17. Jack; NONRTRIC?
      18. John Keeney: We have branched.
      19. Jack: SMO?
      20. Mahesh: We have not been able to test in the lab. We have not branched yet but could.
      21. Jack: CII badging. ODUHIGH has gotten to passing. ODULOW is 91%. SMO is 78%.
      22. Jinri: The major issue is RICAPP.
      23. Jack: It's ODULOW and RICAPP.
      24. Matti: We could say that we do the final integration in the maintenance release.
      25. Jack: What would people's feeling about branching and packaging everything for July-2 release?
      26. Rittwik: We should document by PTLs the flows that have been tested in the release page at least.
      27. Jack: The decision is that all projects should branch that can branch, that the individual projects need to update the release page and that we will postpone the release date and vote for our next Wednesday meeting. How deoes that affect our PR?
      28. Jinri; PR is fine.
      29. Action point; PTLs to branch that can branch and to update the release page.
    2. AAL project
      1. Jack: I had a discussion yesterday with WG6 on their work on the accelerator abstraction layer. It's part of an extension to DPDK contribution in Linux Foundation, but they want do that under O-RAN. The tricky part is that the community specifies BSD-3 as the contribution. What the request was to create a new project for the AAL project.
      2. Trishan: All incoming code on O-RAN SC is Apache 2.0, but for this particular repo, we would make the exception for BSD.
      3. Thoralf: How do you formally sign?
      4. Trishan: I will check.
      5. Jack: We may have to add a CLA. We'll get that clarification.
      6. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo.
      7. Jinri: For this project, what is the expected output? Is it traditional coding or documentation?
      8. Jack: It would be both.
      9. Jiniri: If this is a stage-3 work, why is this to be in our software community instead of WG6?
      10. Jack; I believe this is the right way.
      11. Juha; Will we have a project proposal?
      12. Jack: I have a write up from WG6. We will talk about it next week and have a vote.
      13. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
      14. John Keeney; Is there any plan to integrate the DPDK and the existing OSC functions?
      15. Jack: That would be a discussion around ODULOW and ODUHIGH.
      16. Ganesh: We will go through the document and will provide an update next week.
      17. Action point: Ganesh to provide an update from ODU point of view.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: O-RAN Board meeting happened on Monday and they approved the 2 items that affect our work in the copyright space. They approved a clarification on the copyright on the IPR statement and also approved the SCCL license for our use in the OSC-P project.
    2. Thoralf: Will there be a written summary?
    3. Jack: Yes. The license and the fact that they approved it will be added to the O-RAN ALLIANCE web site.
    4. Rittwik: What is the OSC-P?
    5. Jack: O-RAN Specification Code Project.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. Release preparation for "D" Release
      1. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release.
    2. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Action point: Jack to create "E" Release timeline and publish.
      2. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
    3. Repo clean-up:
      1. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
    4. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release.
    5. PTL company change.
      1. Jack: I got a message from Mahesh, PTL of SMO. He has moved from VMware to Juniper. We have to decide to do going forward. Hopefully he can attend next meeting and have a dialogue.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 06 23

Recording: link to zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Masafumi Masuda

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 06/16/2021 TOC meeting minutes, motion by MASAFUMI MASUDA , seconded by David Streibl. Motion passed.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. Trishan: We have Andrew from the release engineering team to discuss automated self service features.
    2. Andrew: The proposal is that we enable the automated self service.
    3. Thoralf: The only technical change is that after Info Yang model is changed it will be published to the TOC mailing list?
    4. Andrew: Correct. We are proposing here is taking the government body requirement out of picture and moving to a mechanical process but you are still informed.
    5. Thoralf: If we say we want to keep the old process, what would we do?
    6. Andrew: Then we will keep the old process.
    7. Jack: The vote would be to change the process. Approval of the proposed motion is that we would move to the automated process and rejection is to stay with the current process. From my standpoint, more automation is good.
    8. Thoralf: It's a good thing and I don't see risks.
    9. Decision: For the change to the automated process, motion by Andrew, seconded by Jinri Huang. Motion passed.
    10. Andrew: We will make the change and let the TOC mailing list know.
  6. Copyright update
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Action Point: Jinri to lead O-RAN White paper version 3.
    2. Action Point: All to consider engaging with WG10 for the IM / DM modelling tool chain discussion.
    3. Action Point: John Murray to work with O-RAN SFG to create a procedure for reporting bugs found during security badging in OSC.
    4. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Action Point: All to TOC members to consider working with TIFG on an ongoing basis to represent OSC. William Diego Mazaoffered to support this activity with help from others.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items

    1. CII badging.
      1. Jack: We are hoping that the release happens next week. Regarding the CII badging, where are we on ODU HIGH?
      2. Manasi: We need to fix some errors first. We will get it done by this Friday.
      3. Jack: Has anyone from ODU HIGH been working with Intel?
      4. Manasi: We have been.
      5. Jack: How is SMO doing?
      6. Mahesh: It will be somewhere close to 100% this Friday.
      7. Action point: PTLs to complete CII badging process.
    2. Release preparation for "D" Release
      1. Jack: Is RICAPP ready for release?
      2. Matti: No. In the OSC Lab, there are some issues. The latest E2 simulator is not working.
      3. Jack: Does anyone know the status?
      4. Ultan: I can help.
      5. Jinri: Has this integration not happened completely or it's ongoing but blocked by some issues?
      6. Matti: Some of the older versions worked.
      7. Jack: We haven't had volunteers stepping into the broader integration project. Where are you, RIC Team?
      8. Thoralf: We also suffer from the same problem. If somebody could try to deploy the Near-RT RIC platform and put xApp there, it would help.
      9. Jack: OCU is not active. Where are we on ODU HIGH?
      10. Manasi: After today's develop session, we should be able to declare completion for the "D" Release and cut the branch.
      11. Jack: OAM?
      12. Martin: We deployed the closed loop use case with Non-RT RIC Team and have configured with ODU HIGH using IPv4.
      13. Jack: Who are you working with on IPv6?
      14. Martin: Network setup team.
      15. Jack: SIM?
      16. Alex: We are good to go.
      17. Jack: INF?
      18. Xiaohua: It's ready to go by the end of this week.
      19. Jack: NONRTRIC?
      20. John Keeney: We are able to go.
      21. Jack: SMO?
      22. Mahesh: Issue has been testing in the OSC Lab.
      23. Jack: If we list out the functionality and note in the release documentation we've got this with the simulator, it's OK.
      24. Rittwik: Maybe in the maintenance release we can try non simulated way.
      25. Jack: Rittwik, did you get information about the switch?
      26. Rittwik: We are planning to insert the FH switch after the release.
      27. Jack: Jinri, have you hade any progress on writing?
      28. Jinri: We discussed "D" Release statement in the last EC. It has not decided whether we include it in the O-RAN PR or we need a separate PR. We still need contributing companies' quote.
      29. Action point: PTLs to wrap up "D" Release preparations.
      30. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release.
    3. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Action point: Jack to create "E" Release timeline and publish.
      2. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
    4. Repo clean-up:
      1. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
    5. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release.
    6. PTL company change.
      1. Jack: I got a message from Mahesh, PTL of SMO. He has moved from VMware to Juniper. We have to decide to do going forward. Hopefully he can attend next meeting and have a dialogue.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 06 16

Recording: link to zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Masafumi Masuda

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane


    John Keeneyx

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 06/09/2021 TOC meeting minutes, motion by MASAFUMI MASUDA , seconded by Juha Oravainen . Motion passed.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
    1. Thoralf-asks for: approval of this request https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/463 (related to com/asn1c)
    2. Decision: For the request for archiving the repo, motion by Thoralf Czichy  , seconded by John Keeney  . Motion passed.
    3. John Keeney: We are still blocked on adding the PTLs as committers to the IT/DEP repo. I' d like to raise the motion to explicitly approve the change.
    4. Decision: For the request for the addition, motion by John Keeney   , seconded by Juha Oravainen . Motion passed.
    5. John Keeney: Thoralf or I will open a LF support ticket.
    6. Jack: Matti, you can follow up Felix?
    7. Matti: Yes.
  5. Release Votes and Approval
  6. Copyright update
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Collaboration between OSC and O-RAN Alliance on an SMO project definition.
      1. Rittwik: I've been attending the SMO meetings. I'm trying to see if I can encourage EC to put priorities.
      2. Jack: What's the ask to the EC?
      3. Rittwik: EC is going to take a look at the summary and say go ahead with the MVP package.
    2. Action Point: Jinri to lead O-RAN White paper version 3.
    3. Action Point: All to consider engaging with WG10 for the IM / DM modelling tool chain discussion.
    4. Action Point: John Murray to work with O-RAN SFG to create a procedure for reporting bugs found during security badging in OSC.
    5. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Action Point: All to TOC members to consider working with TIFG on an ongoing basis to represent OSC. William Diego Mazaoffered to support this activity with help from others.
      2. Jack: There are only 2 plugfest applications responded to the Call for Hosting. I want to make sure people are aware.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Release process for "D" Release.
      1. Action point: Jack to talk to Felix and move forward the releae process for "D" Release targeting the release date of June 30 and TOC voting for approval on June 23.
      2. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release.
      3. Rittwik: We have made some progress including closed-loop process usecases.
      4. Jack: We are in the process of getting FHGW in place?
      5. Rittwik: Thanks to Nokia.
      6. Jack: PTLs, any other items we need to address?
      7. Rittwik: Mahesh was buliding a SMO.
      8. Martin: He has artifacts on the same VM.
      9. Rittwik: I have a request to PTLs. If all the PTLs do the release process in the similar way, Felix's job will be easy.
    2. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Action point: Jack to create "E" Release timeline and publish.
      2. Jack: After the "D" Release is out, let's get a short presentation to make sure we understand how the architecture looks like.
    3. CII badging.
      1. Action Point: PTLs to wrap up CII badging.
      2. Jack: We are still pending on ODU HIGH.
      3. Manasi: We are waiting for a few responses from Near-RT RIC.
      4. Thoralf: I can ask them again.
      5. Jack: I have to follow up Intel.
    4. Repo clean-up:
      1. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
    5. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release.
    6. PTL company change.
      1. Jack: I got a message from Mahesh, PTL of SMO. He has moved from VMware to Juniper. We have to decide to do going forward. Hopefully he can attend next meeting and have a dialogue.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 06 09

Recording: 2021-6-9.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Masafumi Masuda

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua Zhang
    Jackie Huangx

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 06/02/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by MASAFUMI MASUDA, seconded by Jinri Huang. Motion passed.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: We had a meeting with representatives of ETSI committee. We are working on the path of getting a solution for a 3GPP project. I expect that Board meeting will approve the license. Then, we'll start process and procedures.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Jinri: We had 2 OSC sessions in the virtual F2F meetings last week. There will be SMO sessions this week. There will be a Board meeting at the end of this month. TSC has approved the change of TOC members.
    2. SMO discussions.
      1. Rittwik: Question is do we really need a functional division of SMO from implementation perspectives. Another question is if there is a slicing assurance component needed in SMO.
      2. Jack: We primarily focus on key APIs and interfaces that we need to make sure open and interoperable. A bigger question on SMO is that slice manager is above SMO or not. End users should not touch some components from security and other points of view.
      3. Mahesh: I agree.
      4. John Keeney: Implementation and software architecture is not within the scope of O-RAN Alliance. If slicing should happen inside the SMO, it's out of scope. It's about software architecture. If outside the SMO, it has to be specified as the requierment of O-RAN interfaces.
      5. Rittwik: Some vendors are opposit. This is a chance for us to bring up.
      6. Jack: David says WG1 identifies that slice management function is part of SMO. We need to get clarification.  I don't believe direct customer access to SMO is acceptable.
    3. Action Point: Rittwik to follow up the FHGW implementation.
    4. Action Point: Jinri to lead O-RAN White paper version 3.
    5. Action Point: All to review the SMO Feature Package(s) currently under discussion by the MVP-C.
    6. Action Point: All to consider engaging with WG10 for the IM / DM modelling tool chain discussion.
    7. Action Point: John Murray to work with O-RAN SFG to create a procedure for reporting bugs found during security badging in OSC.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Action Point: All to TOC members to consider working with TIFG on an ongoing basis to represent OSC. William Diego Mazaoffered to support this activity with help from others.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
    3. Collaboration between OSC and O-RAN Alliance on an SMO project definition.
    4. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release
    5. Action Point: PTLs to wrap up CII badging.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. Release process for "D" Release.
      1. Thoralf: How do we physically release "D" Release?
      2. Jack: We are in the middle of the process. First, we do the license scans, second, review all the pieces and documentations in place and package things up. For integration use cases, have you been testing xApp and Near-RT RIC?
      3. Matti: We are still trying to get enough people's accounts on the OSC Lab.
      4. Rittwik: I also suggest that maybe some tests can be done by the teams. Who cuts the branch?
      5. Thoralf: It would be straightforward and simple that PTLs cut the branch. It's best to look at what has been done for "C" Release.
      6. We'll talk to Felix. Trishan, did you see the scans and results?
      7. Trishan: Yes.
      8. Jack: Mahesh, this is the first full SMO release. I'll have Felix connect with you.
      9. Mahesh: OK.
      10. Thoralf: What's the release date?
      11. Jack: June 30. Jinri, can you take the responsibility for release statement and PR?
      12. Jinri: Sure.
      13. Jack: The ideal is to take the TOC vote and approval on June 23.
      14. Action point: Jack to talk to Felix and move forward the releae process for "D" Release targeting the release date of June 30 and TOC voting for approval on June 23.
      15. Action point: Jinri to organize release statement and PR for "D" Release.
    2. "E" Release timeline.
      1. Jack: I got to get "E" Release timeline and publish. Does anybody have any questions or concerns doing the same timeline as Cherry Release for “E” Release?
      2. John Keeney: My suggestion is to start requierment gathering for "F" Release before the end of "E" Release.
      3. Jack: I agree. 
      4. Action point: Jack to create "E" Release timeline and publish.
    3. Repo clean-up.
      1. John Keeney: We need to clean up repos in OSC.
      2. Jack: Trishan, is there a way to generate a report showing repos not attached to any projects?
      3. Trishan: Yes. We are reviewing it in the analytics platform.
      4. Jack: Every repo should be attached to a project with a PTL. House-keeping and due diligence are the responsibility of the PTL.
      5. Matti: We have some repos for Amber Release that have not been maintained. Is that against the open source philosophy?
      6. Trishan: Once repos get inactive, just get archived after updating the description and getting TOC approval.
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 06 02

Recording: 2021-6-2.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Masafumi Masuda

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua Zhang
    Jackie Huangx

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 05/26/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by John Paul Lane, seconded by Juha Oravainen. Motion passed.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Rittwik: We should discuss OSC meeting for tomorrow.
    2. Jack: Let's do that under the O-RAN-related business.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: We have 2 agenda items for the Board meeting: 1) approval of the new copyright license and 2) modification of the IPR policy.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Tomorrow's OSC meeting:
      1. Jack: Rittwik can cover topics for the F2F meetings.
      2. Rittwik: We have couple of items. I'll go over what was expected in "D" Release and have PTLs cover what was done.  And for "E" Release, we have the disaggregated best agent and the continuation of DU/RU interaction as well as the closed-loop use case. We need to consider Network Slicing is on the table or not. After that, we will discuss what the requests are from OSC. We need basic things. Let's see what kind of feedbacks we will get. "E" Release planning starts this month, right?
      3. Jack: Yes, it's the end of this month as we wrap up the "D" Release.
      4. Rittwik: We should push the EC to prioritize FM and PM data models and information modes ahead of the other MVPs. Is that a good enough message?
      5. Jack: Is that what will be done in the SMO compared to the other modules?
      6. David Kinsey: It's not only in the SMO. There are more elements to work together.
      7. Jack: We just need a better way to track activities across the modules. Challenge is how to keep interest in the other topics as well. RegardingSlicing, is that creating a module in the SMO or somewhere else?
      8. Rittwik: There are 3 components we need to create. I don't think we can get there that quickly. We just want to construct basic slices.
      9. Mahesh: Implementation has to happen on each of the network elements.
      10. Rittwik: Probably we can leverage some of what ONAP has done. That's just a thought. We are discussing use cases we can think of. Keep in mind that a lot of design discussions are still happening.
      11. Jack: Issue is lining up stuff in SMO and other resources to work on?
      12. Rittwik: This is our request to O-RAN Alliance.
      13. Jack: For the work that got to be done across the OSC, has there been discussion?
      14. Rittwik: We just had a initial initial discussion last week.
      15. David Kinsey: We haven't had a full conversation. We will show only the 2 elements. All depends on what we can do. We don't know. We need to have a clear definition of scope. There hasn't been a lot of definitions coming from O-RAN.
      16. Rittwik: Request is Network Slicing is on the table or should we do design work first.
      17. John Keeney: I don't know if we want to develop whole new NSMF. We will have to talk about that.
      18. Rittwik: We just had an initial discussion. Back to earlier question, what is MVP's relation to OSC. Do we need to validate all the specs coming out as part of MVP package? Does the OSC cirtify and budge? My suggestion was to let that OSC check it first as a gating factor then release it as a package. We need your guidance.
      19. Jack: Any thoughts or opinions?
      20. John-Paul: It's a good initiative. Challenges are to get alignment and to coordinate across WGs. Maybe we should pick subsets and build piece by piece.
      21. David Kinsey: That's what we've been asking for. Take the simple stuff first, not focus on new features. Design has to be more mature.
      22. John-Paul: I agree. MVP-C can set cirtain use cases and features for the release, then it comes down to WGs with the priority set and the resources available.
      23. David Kinsey: I agree. We couldn't develop, certify or demonstrate actual features wihtout definition. That's a limitation of our gating function.
      24. Jack: How do we progress? MVP is a much broader program. Challenge is how we advance things. O-CU is going to be a more major obstacle. We don't have to follow whole MVP, but we need to have idenfiable progress. It's a challenge, but let's continue dialogue. We need to make significant progress in "D" Release. Is RSAC aligned on deliverables for "E" Release?
      25. David Kinsey: We haven't had specific discussions yet.
      26. Rittwik: For tomorrow, let's focus on "D" Release and just give them a tease for "E" Release.
      27. Mahesh: We have to get basic workings. Near-RT RIC, O-DU and O-RU are existing and some of them are able to communicate with SMO.
      28. Jack: O-RU is using M-plane from O-DU. Do we have the implementation?
      29. David Kinsey: O-DU Low doesn't have a NETCONF client yet. The other apect is hybrid mode.
      30. Jack: Any progress on FHGW?
      31. Rittwik: Viavi has shipped TM500. Nokia IXR is being prepared.
    2. O-RAN White papper version 3:
      1. Jack: Activity is going on. Just to make sure wider commnity gets visibility.
      2. David Kinsey: There was a thread and a dialogue.
      3. Jack: Jinri owns that action item. Send him a note.
    3. Action Point: All to review the SMO Feature Package(s) currently under discussion by the MVP-C.
      1. Jack: Currently under discussion. It is important to aligne on SMO and where the resources coming from. There is challenges. MVP-C may be much more ambitious than we can take on.
    4. Action Point: All to consider engaging with WG10 for the IM / DM modelling tool chain discussion.
    5. Action Point: John Murray to work with O-RAN SFG to create a procedure for reporting bugs found during security badging in OSC.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Action Point: All to TOC members to consider working with TIFG on an ongoing basis to represent OSC. William Diego Mazaoffered to support this activity with help from others.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
    3. Collaboration between OSC and O-RAN Alliance on an SMO project definition.
    4. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release
    5. Old business: CII badging
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1. Action Point: All PTLs to amend the OSC D highlights section for their project by May 26th
    4. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

      1. Action Point: Rittwik Jana will reach out from SMO to identify any support which can be offered. PTLs are also key to this.
      2. Action Point: Adding PTLs as committers to the INT project could help to expedite the integration and verification progress for OSC D release. PTLs to follow up with Trishan de Lanerolle providing LF IDs to be added to the relevant YAML file. 
        1. Trishan: I have made the request and 5 PTLs have received LF IDs.
        2. Mahesh: Getting OSC lab integration effort is important.
        3. John Keeney: Response rate from LF is slow. We are supposed to be releaseing it next week.
        4. Trishan: I'll chase it down. SMO is missing.
        5. Jack: Who would be given that role?
        6. Mahesh: I'll provide that.
        7. John Keeney: I know another ticket which has been open for several weeks to fix some information in the analytics dashboard.
        8. Trishan: It wasn't prioritized. Let's follow it up off-line.
        9. Jack: It is important. We need to clean up.
    5. CII badging:
      1. Jack: We talked about CII badging last week.
      2. Mahesh: I can try to add a few items to show some progress.
      3. Jack: What do we have to do to close O-DU High and Low?
      4. Sphoorthi: I've been working on it.
      5. Jack: Any major blocker?
      6. Sphoorthi: Nothing. We will provide update.
      7. Jack: We need to wrap up.
    6. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 05 26

Recording: TOC 20210526

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): John-Paul Lane

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua Zhang
    Jackie Huangx

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 05/19/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by JP Lane, seconded by David Streibl. Motion passed.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Rittwik raised O-DU low and high integration for today's agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
    1. John Keeney: I'd like to request approval to edit certain SonarQube rules. Common set of SonarQube quality rules after each commit, report is then generated with list of bugs, code standards etc. Some of these rules are overly restrictive and inappropriate. More details included in John's email
    2. Trishan: It would be good to have a process for administering changes. Changing at project level could get messy.
    3. David: Agree with Trishan. Maybe disable the reporting function instead of editing the rules?
    4. Jack: This would normally be done in coordination with the INT team (and Trishan) to ensure there is commonality & consistency with the approach across all projects. Unfortunately, the INT team has been under-resourced. Can we amend the motion to address the specific SonarQube rule ('Java var') and then consider a processgoing forward?
    5. John K: Yes, that is acceptable. I raise a motion to disable specific SonarQube rule around 'Java var' .
    6. John K: This would be for Non-RT RIC, SIM and Portal projects.
    7. Jack: Is there any reason why this would not apply to all projects?
    8. John K: I am not aware of any blocker to this but PTLs might want to comment.
    9. John K makes motion to change specific rule. David seconded. Motion passed.
    10. Jack: Motion passed for this specific rule. Need to discuss how to handle going forward.
    11. Trishan: Please include me on the LF ticket, John.
    12. John K: Yes, will do.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: Copyright is completed. Focusing on language and wording to enable IPR discussions with O-RAN board. No proposed changes to licensing or the process around the license. On track. Expectation is that this will be voted on the upcoming O-RAN board meeting. 
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Jinri: Major focus still on virtual F2F meeting. Sent link to wiki page to email reflector. Action point: Rittwik to post link to F2F meeting schedule. Trishan: can we get a version of the osc sessions posted on osc wiki. non-member participants in the osc can't access the oran alliance wiki
    2. Jinri: Preparation continues for white paper input from OSC.
    3. Jinri: TSC leadership asked for update on the INT project resourcing issues (no PTL assigned at this time). 
    4. Jack: I got a call and I have talked with several EC members about this issue. There has been some progress - James from CMCC is getting more involved with the test lab. Discussed with Rittwik & Mahesh that as SMO expands, another resource could be found to support the INT activity. Felix can support / participate but we are still looking for someone to step in to the INT PTL role to coordinate across the projects. We are at the point where we need to get ready for the OSC release (security scans etc.).
    5. Jinri: Haseeb has raised a question over email. When you get some time, can you have a look at this please?
    6. Mahesh: Yes, we are reviewing internally and will respond shortly.
    7. Jack: There is a lot of SMO conversation outside of OSC / O-RAN Alliance. Encourage all in OSC to get involved and support OSC SMO project in providing clear guidance on what OSC SMO should / could be.
    8. Action Point: RSAC co-chairs (Rittwik Jana & David Kinsey) and PTLs to follow-up with Jinri Huang on suggestions for O-RAN Virtual F2F agenda items. Target date for submissions 05/14/2021.
    9. Action point: Jinri Huang / James Li to share white paper and clarify process for making contributions.
    10. Action Point: Jinri Huang to follow up with RSAC and PTLs on suggested OSC input into version 3 of O-RAN White Paper.
    11. Action Point: All to review the SMO Feature Package(s) currently under discussion by the MVP-C.
    12. Action Point: All to consider engaging with WG10 for the IM / DM modelling tool chain discussion.
    13. Action Point: John Murray to work with O-RAN SFG to create a procedure for reporting bugs found during security badging in OSC.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. William is supporting this activity on a limited time availability.
      2. Action Point: All to TOC members to consider working with TIFG on an ongoing basis to represent OSC. William Diego Mazaoffered to support this activity with help from others.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
    3. Collaboration between OSC and O-RAN Alliance on an SMO project definition.
      1. Jack: Who owns the MVP in the O-RAN Alliance?
      2. Rittwik: MVP-C co-chairs but there is a lack of dedicated SMO responsible(s) in the Alliance. 
    4. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release
    5. Old business: CII badging
      1. Jack: We are at the stage where all projects should hit 100% for CII badging.
      2. SMO: We know this project has certain challenges which will take us past our deadline.
      3. RICAPP: Matti Hiltunen will look at this over the coming days.
      4. Near RT RIC: Great job. Passing.
      5. O-CU: No active code. Only a test fixture. 
      6. O-DU (High): 81%. Marked incorrectly as 'Incomplete' in the wiki. Sachin Srivastava to follow up with Trishan to update.
      7. O-DU (Low): Progress looks good. Zhimin Yuan is working to close out the remaining issues.
      8. OAM: Alex Stancu to talk with Martin Skorupski to close out the remaining issues.
      9. SIM: Passing.
      10. INFRA: Jackie Huang to follow up with Xiaohua Zhang and team to get the remaining issues closed out. Will follow-up with Trishan offline for additional support.
      11. Non-RT RIC: 
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1. Jack: Do you have any sense on how the MVP will influence our OSC E requirements?
      2. Dave: Not at this stage. MVP is working at a higher level and we need more detailed information. We also need the basics in place before we can discuss advanced use case support.
      3. Rittwik: Agree. Raised this issue with Hank. Need to get the basics in place before we look at more advanced use cases. For SMO, our ask is to get the minimum needed for FM, PM and O1 across all functions in the O-RAN architecture. Which WG should coordinate SMO top down perspective?
      4. Jack: Can we put together a capabilities list per project so we can identify gaps and track progress towards achieving delivery of the building blocks?
      5. Rittwik: If there is consensus in this group to focus on the basics then we can work to deliver the basics in OSC.
      6. David: Yes, once we have identified the capabilities we can track technical debt across the projects.
      7. Mahesh: I would add CM to the list:
      8. David: Absolutely, FCAPS is the ask here.
      9. Jack: If we had a couple of slides it would help to focus attention.
      10. Rittwik: Yes.
      11. Jack: There is pressure to maintain interest outside of this group. We can help maintain focus by identifying higher level uses which demonstrates value to the overall industry. However, the basics must be delivered. Without this, it is hard to generate and keep external interest.
      12. Jinri: Do you wish to bring to O-RAN TSC? Next meeting in Friday next week, then 2 weeks afterwards.
      13. Jack: Next week may be too soon.
      14. Rittwik: Could discuss at the O-RAN Virtual F2F?
      15. Jack: Introduce the topic in the F2F and then go in more detail to a subsequent TSC meeting.
      16. Rittwik: Can O-DU (High) and O-DU (Low) engage on testing?
      17. Zhimin: Yes, we are talking with Alex Han to try to progress this issue.
      18. Jack: This is one of the blocking issues so it would be great if we could get this closed out.
      19. Action Point: All PTLs to amend the OSC D highlights section for their project by May 26th.
        1. Near-RT RIC: done (highlights sections includes what is done; status section includes what has been dropped from original plans)
    4. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

      1. Felix: Who can help with the OSC D release readout?
      2. Jack: We need this by end of June. Each PTL has been updating the OSC D highlights for their projects. We can look to re-use this list.
      3. Felix: I can coordinate with PTLs to prepare instructions for E2E testing which can also be included in the OSC D release readout.
      4. Jack: We should only focus on what has been delivered for OSC release. The highlights from PTLs can help guide this.
      5. Action Point: Rittwik Jana will reach out from SMO to identify any support which can be offered. PTLs are also key to this.
      6. Action Point: Adding PTLs as committers to the INT project could help to expedite the integration and verification progress for OSC D release. PTLs to follow up with Trishan de Lanerolle providing LF IDs to be added to the relevant YAML file. 
    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

    1. Motion passed to allow editing of the SonarQube Java var rule for the Non-RT RIC, SIM and OAM projects. Action PointJohn Keeneyto follow up with Trishan to disable the rule. Need to agree a process for handling these types of rules going forward.  
    2. Action point: Rittwik Jana to post link to OSC sessions at the upcoming O-RAN vF2F meeting schedule. Trishan asked if we can get a version of the OSC sessions posted on OSC wiki. Not all OSC participants can access O-RAN alliance wiki.
    3. Action Point: All PTLs (except SMO) to ensure the CII badging is at 100% in time for the OSC D release.

2021 05 19

Recording: TOC 20210519

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): John-Paul Lane

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 05/12/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by John-Paul, seconded by Ganesh. Motion passed.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Trishan: Testing framework project would like to remove certain files. Added to release votes and approval.
    2. John K: Swami (SPOC between ONAP and OSC) has stepped down from that role. Process ongoing to recruit representative. Could someone from TOC / RSAC act as representative back to ONAP? Add to O-RAN related business. William can try to help liaising with ONAP. Not as SPOC but can assist with others.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
    1. Jack: We got a request from the test framework to remove files which shouldn't be part of open source.
    2. Trishan. There are 3 config files which were accidentally published into the gerrit repo. Looking for permission to purge them from the repo. Impact is minimal as OTF is not an architectural component in OSC and the files are not actively used by the OSC software components.
    3. Jack: I make a motion to remove these files. Jinri: Seconded. No objections. Motion passed.
  6. Copyright update
    1. No meeting last week due to public holiday in Europe. Meeting scheduled this week to finalise FAQs and other issues of process. Working towards getting this proposal approved at the upcoming O-RAN board meeting.
    2. Action Point: Each company legal team should review the license and provide feedback through TOC. 
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Jinri: Mahesh has requested to include SMO session at upcoming O-RAN vF2F.
    2. Jinri: Working on OSC inputs to O-RAN white paper. Currently working on draft and will send it to TOC for review and comments. May 27th is deadline for OSC input.
    3. Jack: Anything which you need for vF2F?
    4. Rittwik: We would like to include an agenda item for OSC E release. Tie it with the OSC D release update. 1 hour total should suffice.
    5. Jinri: I will include.
    6. Xiaohua: Does OSC wish to consider submissions for O-RAN Plugfest?
    7. Jack: Submissions comes from company representatives. OSC has faced challenges with the integration activity in D release. Need to see if there are any sponsors to drive contributions into plugfest.
    8. Tracy: Third plugfest is coming up in November. There will be demonstrations of the latest OSC release (or even pre-release software). Still gathering a list of contributions for November. PoC plugfest is early November so it doesn't align with the formal OSC E release but that should not be a blocker to maker demos. Sophisticated E2E behaviour and use cases building on previous plugfest topics of O1, A1 etc.
    9. Rittwik: For MWC Barcelona we are trying to put something together for traffic simulators, anomaly detection etc. We could re-use / extend some of this work for November's plugfest. Is there something we should do for November now?
    10. Tracy: It's still early in the process. Currently looking for interested parties. Email containing more information will be distributed by the O-RAN TIFG soon.
    11. Juha: Here is a Link to plugfest timeline 
    12. Rittwik: Can someone please distribute the white paper so we can understand the input from OSC? 
    13. Jack: Action point: James to share white paper and clarify process for making contributions.
    14. Action Point: RSAC co-chairs and PTLs to follow-up with Jinri on suggestions for O-RAN Virtual F2F agenda items. Target date for submissions 05/14/2021.
    15. Action Point: Jinri to follow up with RSAC and PTLs on suggested OSC input into version 3 of O-RAN White Paper.
    16. Action Point: All to review the SMO Feature Package(s) currently under discussion by the MVP-C.
      1. Rittwik: We've been discussing in RSAC. Reviewing IM/DM models work to date from WG10. Trying to understand what is needed for SMO models from the November. train Tracy, myself, Martin, Dave, Mahesh are keeping an eye on trying to identify minimum requirement for SMO. It's important that each WG contributes some of the models to stitch together the end to end view. May be challenging to get agreement across WGs, however we continue to engage in the discussion.
    17. Action Point: All to consider engaging with WG10 for the IM / DM modelling tool chain discussion.
      1. Rittwik: We would like a badging process for IM/DM models which will allow each component in OSC to build on top of usable models from the Alliance. 
      2. Tracy: The model is contribution driven. We need each WG and OSC to engage in the process. 
      3. Jack: This links back to the O-RAN copyright discussions. I expect OSC to establish a repo to hold models which will be used by OSC under the terms of the O-RAN Alliance copyright license. OSC will have permission to copy the models and modify them. O-RAN Alliance will have the right to take any modifications to the O-RAN specifications back to the Alliance. Of course, 3GPP models are a different issue...for now.
      4. Tracy: All O-RAN models, up to now, have been verified / validated with OSC releases within the O-RAN PoC / plugfest. 
      5. Rittwik: We would like to formalise this verification / validation to show value from the OSC E release.
    18. Action Point: Jack to work with O-RAN SFG to create a procedure for reporting bugs found during security badging in OSC.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Action Point: Request for a TOC member to work with TIFG on an ongoing basis to represent OSC.  
      2. Jack: TIFG is not really considering OSC in its plans. It is more WG focused for working through its verification approaches. I think OSC has an important role in interoperability. OSC should be the normalised "standard" for some of this interoperability. We need someone from TOC to be more involved in that activity. 
      3. William: I might be able to give some support to this activity. However, I would need support from others in the TOC.
      4. Jack: That's good. We would like to broaden the involvement of the TOC members in these types of activities. Thank-you, William, for joining that discussion.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      1. Jack: Bring things to RSAC which promotes OSC value to operators. More complete functionality is a focus. Getting the stack more operational is a must. Please engage with RSAC on any requirements / models / ideas you may have which brings value to OSC. 
    3. Collaboration between OSC and O-RAN Alliance on an SMO project definition.
      1. Jack: Covered by Rittwik above.
    4. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release
    5. Old business: CII badging
      1. Jack: This has been discussed in recent weeks. Expectation is that all teams (except SMO) meets CII badging goals in OSC D. 
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1. Rittwik: Started to put some items together for E release. Need to understand full picture for OSC D progress so we can include at the vF2F. Can PTLs update the regular release wiki to summarise their projects' 
      2. Jack: Do all PTLs know where to publish OSC D status?
      3. Rittwik: Go to Releases - D Release - link.
      4. Jack: Action Point: All PTLs to amend the OSC D highlights section for their project by May 26th.
      5. Jack: The OSC E release requirements planning should be kicked off in early July. We need to know where our gaps are in capabilities. I will publish an E release calendar. 
    4. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

      1. Jack: Felix has kindly offered some time to help us over the OSC D release line. Will work with James. Action Point: Rittwik will reach out from SMO to identify any support which can be offered. PTLS are also key to this.
      2. John K: Could the PTLs be made committers in INT project to expedite the process?
      3. Jack: Any concerns over this?
      4. Rittwik: This would definitely help to expedite matters.
      5. Jack: How do we add PTLs to committer for INT?
      6. Trishan: There is a process to update the YAML file with the names and LF IDs of the interested parties. Send me the names and I will follow-up. 
    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

    1. Trishan: New project / seed code guidelines are lacking on the wiki. I updated the OSC Wiki with guidelines (from ONAP). TOC members, please review the material and revert with any feedback.
  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

    1. Action Point: Each company legal team should review the O-RAN Software license and provide feedback through TOC.
    2. Action point: James to share O-RAN white paper with the TOC and clarify process for suggesting contributions.
    3. Action Point: All PTLs to amend the OSC D highlights section for their project by May 26th.
    4. Action Point: Rittwik will reach out from OSC SMO to identify any support which can be offered to the INT project. PTLs also central to integration for OSC D release.

2021 05 12

Recording: TOC 20210512

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): John-Paul Lane

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua Zhang
    Jackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 05/05/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by John-Paul, seconded by Jinri. Motion passed.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: Last week's copyright meeting worked on FAQ to produce more clarity. No updates to the license itself. Next steps are to present to O-RAN EC and Board. Also, some are interested in presenting to ETSI. O-RAN Alliance will follow a process for releasing specifications under this license. OSC will create a repo under OSCP for code contributed under this license.
    2. Jack: Just want to provide some background. The TOC is responsible for two separate activities each with their own unique charters - 1) The OSC under LF and; 2) the O-RAN Specification Code Project under O-RAN. Each activity has its own license (OSC uses Apache 2.0 and OSCP uses an O-RAN license). The new O-RAN Software Copyright license comes under OSCP. 
    3. Matti: Does O-RAN have permission to publish 3GPP software e.g. ASN.1 code?
    4. Jack: Not yet. They are working on trying to get agreement with ETSI 3GPP. This will take a little longer to discuss and conclude. 
    5. Jack: One of the first things we will have to do is create a new repo under OSCP. The TOC will be asked to approve this process once O-RAN Alliance signs off.
    6. John-Paul: Will Friday's O-RAN copyright meeting proceed as planned? It is a public holiday in many European countries which may affect participation.
    7. Jack: I wasn't aware it was a public holiday. I will talk with Hank and see if we push the invitation to next week.  
    8. Juha: Is it ok to have a mix of code repos under different licenses? Does it cause any issues?
    9. Jack: It will require some discipline from contribution teams to ensure the appropriate license has been copied over and the process has been follwoed. In terms of combining different licenses in the code, the general principle is that the most restrictive license applies. 
    10. Action Point: Each company legal team should review the license and provide feedback through TOC. 
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Jinri: There are a few things to share:
      1. Jinri gave an OSC report to TSC last Friday. May require some follow up, especially in relation to AMD interest. 
      2. Jinri reported the proposes TOC membership structure to O-RAN EC. The EC has canvassed interest from Reliance Jio and TIM about replacing Verizon on the TOC. Reliance Jio are not in a position to explore at the moment. 
      3. The next O-RAN Virtual F2F meeting is scheduled for June. At last Friday's TSC call, the WG co-chairs were asked to consider a list of cross-WG topics for discussion at the F2F. OSC will have at least one slot at F2F. Looking to RSAC co-chairs and PTLs for suggested agenda items. One suggested agenda item is to present status of OSC D release as well as the current planning activity for OSC E. Action Point: RSAC co-chairs and PTLs to follow-up offline with suggestions to Jinri. First round of feedback is needed by end of this week (05/14/2021). 
      4. Three years ago O-RAN published the first version of its white paper. Last year, version 2 of the white paper was released where the content was quite different (led by UCTG and WG1). Now, version 3 of white paper (still led by UCTG) shall be created with a view to publishing during MWC Barcelona timeframe (internal O-RAN approval end June, publish early July). TSC puts a lot of importance on this version of the white paper. Content will not simply focus on use cases or deployment scenarios. MVP-C, open source and test & integration will also be included. Purpose of the paper is to demonstrate O-RAN progression to the overall industry. OSC needs to provide input to this white paper. Action Point: Jinri will follow up with RSAC and PTLs on suggestions for OSC input.
      5. Juha: Is white paper draft (version 3) visible in O-RAN Alliance?
      6. Jinri: Not yet. I will distribute preliminary version shortly.
    2. Action Point: All to review the SMO Feature Package(s) currently under discussion by the MVP-C.
      1. Rittwik: There will be a meeting later today with the MVP-C to discuss SMO. We will ask the MVP team to focus on specifying feature packages for O1 YANG models across all WGs. Getting a working set of O1 models from every WG is perhaps THE most important activity for OSC SMO. The target is to run models through pyang validator by November. From O2 perspective, cloud discovery and registration should be available in time for the July train. These are the minimum set of SMO activities we would like to agree with Alliance.
      2. Jack: Functional O1 and O2 interfaces are critical for SMO. I would like to see something on data management too. So, you have your basic communications and your basic data management components in place. Then, you can build your use cases on top. As a question, how do you gauge success in terms of O1 model coverage? Need some measure of success.
      3. Rittwik: Agree. We will approach this in phases. This needs to come from the individual working groups in the O-RAN Alliance. The specification needs to be usable by OSC.
      4. Tracy: How soon do you need November train models to deliver to SMO for OSC E?
      5. Rittwik: September is the deadline OSC SMO is working towards. 
      6. Tracy: Quality of model content is driven by engagement from O-RAN members. 
      7. Rittwik: Good models are 'a must'. Sometimes we think we have good content but then we try to integrate E2E and find that it doesn't stand up. It's important that we agree an E2E view and plan for model deliverables from WGs. 
    3. Action Point: All to consider engaging with WG10 for the IM / DM modelling tool chain discussion.
    4. Action Point: Jinri to include an agenda item on the O-RAN Alliance TSC meeting for reporting security badging bugs back to the SFG.
      1. Jinri: This items was reported to the O-RAN TSC last Friday. A further meeting with O-RAN EC needed.
      2. Jack: Also need to work with SFG to put in place a procedure for reporting bugs found during the security badging activity in OSC. 
      3. Jinri: Can some of the TOC membership take an action to drive this?
      4. Jack: I'll take this action point.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Jack: TIFG meeting 10am EST 05/05/2021. The main discussion was how OSC could / should participate in the TIFG activities. TIFG is currently busy with establishing criteria for OTICs and badging. It is requesting input from the WGs for these items. Participation from OSC in these activities was raised. Ideally, OSC should have someone to act as point of contact here. Action Point: Request for a TOC member to work with TIFG on an ongoing basis to represent OSC. Please think about it and I will raise again next week. 
      2. Tracy: Is there also interest in seeing if OTIC site could double up as an integration & testing site for OSC?
      3. Jack: I just need someone to represent OSC in these types of discussions.
      4. Jack: I also talked to Chi Lin (CMCC) on some activities they are doing. CMCC is looking at setting up a lab and will look to bring some resources to support the integration and test activity in OSC. More people are needed in the integration and test processes to pull together OSC releases.
      5. Tracy: Is this CMCC lab being used by others outside of CMCC?
      6. James: No. It is something similar to the OSC community lab.
      7. James: We are looking for a developer who can give some time to support this activity.
      8. Jack: This is a small but much needed step. More continued participation is needed.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      1. Jack: OSC E release is the focus. The virtual F2F should provide some direction and input. However, we need OSC membership involvement to make suggestions about areas where OSC can bring value. 
    3. Jinri: to take the Action Point to prepare a briefing report for TOC membership renewal

      1. Jinri has presented to TSC. Reliance Jio and TIM were approached about the vacant service provider position on the TOC. Verizon has also expressed their desire to retain / regain their TOC seat. Follow up meeting to be scheduled. 

    4. Collaboration between OSC and O-RAN Alliance on an SMO project definition.
      1. The status of the MVP-C plans for SMO Feature Package(s) was presented above by Rittwik.
    5. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release
    6. Old business: CII badging
      1. Jack: You sent an email about progress of the OSC SMO badging, Mahesh.
      2. Mahesh: OSC D is the first full release which SMO has gone through. The teams working on SMO are based in India and they have been affected by the serious Covid situation there. This has impacted the team's ability to deliver on the badging in OSC D. Badging will be an ongoing task for SMO spanning multiple OSC releases.    
      3. Jack: We are all concerned about the public health situation in India. Safety of people should be the main priority. We will work through the badging for SMO on a multi-release basis.
      4. Trishan: The badging table in the Best Practices section of the OSC wiki is updated in real time. Updates to CII Badge Status are reflected in the wiki as soon as the underlying code has been processed. 
      5. Jack: Goal is that all projects (with the exception of SMO) should be completing their CII badging process and passing by June 4th. 
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

    1. Verizon expressed an interest in retaining their TOC seat. Follow up meeting to be scheduled to discuss.
    2. Viavi expressed an interest in attaining a TOC seat. Jack & Jinri explained the process.
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

    1. Action Point: RSAC co-chairs and PTLs to follow-up with Jinri on suggested OSC agenda items for the ORAN virtual F2F. First round of feedback is needed by end of this week (05/14/2021). 
    2. Action Point: Jinri will follow up with RSAC and PTLs on suggestions for OSC input into version 3 of O-RAN white paper.
    3. Action Point: Jack to follow up with O-RAN SFG (Security Focus Group) on the process for reporting bugs found in OSC CII badging activity.
    4. Action Point: All - consider the request for a TOC member to work with TIFG on an ongoing basis to represent OSC.

2021 05 05

Recording: TOC 20210505

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): John-Paul Lane

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichyx

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 4/28/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by David, seconded by Thoralf. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Rittwik would like to discuss plans for SMO MVP. Include this under O-RAN related business.
    2. John-Paul raised a problem logging in to OSC Wiki with LF credentials. Raise with Trishan. 
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: Progress is being made. Copyright legal team has reached a milestone. They have produced a preliminary license (version 0.9). Main focus is to address OSC licensing issues but also to act as the basis for discussion with 3GPP.  To be presented at O-RAN EC meeting today and, pending comments, it will be presented to O-RAN board for approval at the June meeting.
    2. Jack: Main tenets of license is that you can copy and where necessary modify for the purposes of open source. Any re-distribution of open source software and documentation must include this license. Goal here is to ensure that O-RAN Alliance maintains control over the overall body of work. You can modify O-RAN specs and once you publish, these modifications can be contributed back to the Alliance.
    3. Jack: License only provides rights under copyright. This should give us the ability to take content from standards and use it in OSC, subject to the agreed procedures. There are a set of FAQs to accompany the license explaining how to use the license. Action Point: Each company legal team should review the license and provide feedback through TOC. 
    4. Jack: There are some examples on how the license should be used by code contributors.
      1. O-RAN Alliance will separate out software (YANG code, ASN.1, artefacts that are targeted at open source) into a separate repo / directory.
      2. OSC will create a space in the OSC repo and will copy / fork the software artefacts from the O-RAN Alliance.
      3. OSC will work to keep the O-RAN software separate from other OSC code artefacts.
      4. OSC code can be “pulled down” to other public repos. This implies that any updates to the code which is under the O-RAN Software license can be taken and contributed back to the O-RAN Alliance.
    5. Thoralf: Does the O-RAN Alliance understand their obligation to publish machine readable artefacts in a separate repo / directory?
    6. Jack: Yes, that is the ask to O-RAN Alliance.
    7. Thoralf: Will this apply to pre-existing O-RAN specifications?
    8. Jack: O-RAN Alliance will be asked to apply this to existing specs.
    9. Jack: The intent is that we can adopt a similar approach to use, for example, 3GPP software artefacts. Very early in that process and at the moment there is no commitment from other SDOs to adopt this license and its processes. Follow up needed. There is nothing preventing other open source communities from participating in this process.
    10. Jack: Next step is to seek approval to put these mechanisms in place and re-work the pre-existing contributions in O-RAN Alliance and OSC to support this structure. This will likely take some time.
    11. Jinri: Can you share the supporting slide material?
    12. Jack: I am not the originator but once the material has been updated / finalized it will be posted on the website. Need to figure out how much approval is needed before sharing.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Jack: Any general O-RAN updates?
    2. Jinri: Several things I want to share.
      1. The O-RAN Alliance is preparing for an industry briefing which is expected to be co-located with MWC Barcelona. Main focus it to engage with media and audience and provide an update on O-RAN progress. It will be in hybrid form – physical and virtual - and consist of keynote speeches from O-RAN leadership and panel discussion with vendors and operators. Expected duration is no more than 60 mins.
      2. O-RAN Alliance has proposed 39 demos for the virtual exhibition for MWC Barcelona. Gate 1 review is 5th May. Gate 2 review is scheduled for 21st May.
      3. WG10 Co-Chair (Cagatay) is assembling a team with a task to create a proposal for a modelling tool for Information Model & Data Models. This proposal will be presented to O-RAN TSC. Cagatay is asking WG delegates (and OSC too) for input. Maybe Tracy might want to consider being the OSC representative?
    3. Rittwik: OSC has submitted a demo to item ii (O-RAN virtual exhibition) to include traffic steering, anomaly detection, Viavi traffic simulator…
    4. Thoralf: Any links to first two items?
    5. Jinri: I don't have any.
    6. Tracy: There was a previous initiative to automate modelling but the tooling is “incomplete”. Due to these gaps the current process of modelling is a manual one. A sub-team will be created to revisit the automated modelling initiative to evaluate if it can support the modelling tool requirements.
    7. Jack: Would this evaluation include a workflow where the modelling would be part of a CI/CD toolchain?
    8. Tracy: Yes, that is the idea…assuming it’s feasible.
    9. Jack: Should that be done in OSC?
    10. Tracy: Yes, assuming it’s feasible. We need ongoing support from David Kinsey.
    11. David: I’m all for everything you have said. The tool selection is a critical aspect to get good data models.
    12. Jack: I do strongly suggest that other companies (other than AT&T) get involved in the process. Need to diversify and broaden the knowledge.
    13. Tracy: We absolutely welcome more participation.
    14. David: Yes, we need broad participation. However, the challenge is to develop tooling competence across a number of people. Modelling can create apprehension among some people.
    15. Rittwik: SMO MVP team met on Monday. They have posted a request for feedback – a survey: https://st1.zoom.us/web_client/sjstu3/html/externalLinkPage.html?ref=https://oranalliance.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MVPC/pages/1748926895/MVP-C+SMO+-+Inputs+and+Feedback Architecture & framework, who is responsible? At what level should we contribute? Which teams from OSC should provide feedback? OSC OAM and SMO at least and others too.
    16. Jack: Can we get comments from OSC RSAC and also from AT&T?
    17. David: Yes, I’ll take an action to follow up and secure feedback.
    18. Jack: Let’s get some help from interested parties to develop structure around the SMO.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Rittwik spoke to Ian Wong. TIFG meeting 10am EST today. Invitation forwarded to Jack.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      1. Jack: Pretty much closed with OSC D, right in the middle of planning for OSC E. Dave / Rittwik, how are we shaping up with E requirements?
      2. Dave: Proposed to raise OSC E requirement plans at the O-RAN Alliance Virtual F2F in June. 
      3. Jack: Try to suggest some items. Better not to leave things too open ended.
      4. David: Or too closed ended either.
      5. Rittwik: Package descriptor and runtime catalogue are some of the main items on the list for SMO in OSC E release. Working to secure some developers who will contribute to OSC SMO. There are a couple of other issue to be discussed in more detail at RSAC this week.
      6. Jack: It might be beneficial to request some of the contributors to participate in CI/CD tool chain and integration process.
    3. Jinri: to take the Action Point to prepare a briefing report for TOC membership renewal

      1. Jack: We have moved forward with renewal of existing TOC members, added Windriver and removed Verizon pending guidance from O-RAN EC on 6th service provider member. Any word on when O-RAN EC will fill that gap?
      2. Jinri: Not yet. The action point remains open on the O-RAN EC to secure an interested party.
      3. Jack: Can we set up a side conversation meeting to brief O-RAN EC on OSC open issues? E.g. progress on D and plans for E release, licensing, etc.
      4. Jinri: Yes. I will forward mail with arrangements.
    4. Collaboration between OSC and O-RAN Alliance on an SMO project definition.
      1. The status of the MVP-C plans for SMO Feature Package(s) was presented above by Rittwik.
    5. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release
    6. Old business: CII badging
      1. Action Point: discuss https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402 LFX security for OSC subprojects // CII badging
      2. Action Point: Trishan to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP. In this context we also need to discuss the usage of  the LF Security tool (as raised in this mail: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402)
      3. Action Point: Trishan to send a short email to the TOC list or Jack and Jinri, regarding certified badge from other projects and/or usage of LF security tool, so that OSC could forward it to the security focus group and give them an update on our progress.
      4. Jack: Close to finishing out badging. How does someone raise a security issue which they find back to the O-RAN Alliance? Need a formal process on O-RAN Alliance for security escalations and document this as part of the CII badging process.
      5. Trishan: As part of the badging process this should be documented on the OSC Wiki.
      6. Jack: Sure but we need to notify someone on the O-RAN Alliance about any issues to close the loop. Need to work with Zbynek on email notification process. Action Point: Jinri, please include this on the agenda for the meeting with the O-RAN Alliance TSC.
      7. Trishan: Anyone looking for access to their badge just reach out.
      8. Thoralf: Security bugs are being reported as Jira tickets (tagged: security bug). We currently expect all security bugs to be reported publicly as JIRA issue of type "Security Bug". They are managed in the JIRA tool the same way as other bugs. You can use this filter (requires login) to view all security bugs: https://jira.o-ran-sc.org/issues/?filter=10701 
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

    1. Action Point: Each company legal team should review the preliminary O-RAN software license and provide feedback through TOC.
    2. Action Point: All to consider engaging with WG10 for the IM / DM modelling tool chain discussion.
    3. Action Point: All to review the SMO Feature Package(s) currently under discussion by the MVP-C.
    4. Action Point: Jinri to include an agenda item on the O-RAN Alliance TSC meeting for reporting security badging bugs back to the SFG.

2021 04 28

Recording: TOC 20210428

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): David Streibl

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava
    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 4/21/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by David, seconded by John-Paul. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Meeting happened last trhusday and will happen next Friday. Still gathering consensus and trying to fulfill goals. Should be resolved in couple of weeks.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Last week Jack had meeting with LF and James Crawshaw from OMDIA, formerly from Heavy Reading. It was discussion on general background on OSC, O-RAN and LF. Providing information for background research. No article planned right now.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Moved to next week.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      1. Jack asked other TOC members to provide feedback.
    3. Jinri: to take the Action Point to prepare a briefing report for TOC membership renewal

    4. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be reevaluated for F release
      1. Tracy: There is work on whitepaper and there are several O-RAN members involved. Draft available here: https://wiki.o-ran-sc.org/download/attachments/3604609/5G_Super_Blueprint_Whitepaper.pdf?api=v2
    5. Old buisness: CII badging
      1. Action Point: discuss https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402 LFX security for OSC subprojects // CII badging
      2. Action Point: Trishan to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP. In this context we also need to discuss the usage of  the LF Security tool (as raised in this mail: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402)
      3. Action Point: Trishan to send a short email to the TOC list or Jack and Jinri, regarding certified badge from other projects and/or usage of LF security tool, so that OSC could fordward it to the security focus group and give them an update on our progress.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
      1. We are in final dev. sprint. Standalone Integration & Testing PTL is missing. Jack will escalate this with EC as it presents problem for smooth release D and future releases. 
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committe

      1. MVP-SMO
        1. Rittwik had meeting with CMCC about MVP-SMO. Chih-Lin proposed for OSC to co-lead the MVP-SMO initiate and would like to know oppinion on comunity and TOC.
        2. Tracy: Rittwik with me as alternate is probably already written as OSC representatives for this activity.
        3. Rttwik: That for monitoring all the MVPs. This is new and they would like to closer interaction on MVP-SMO.
        4. Jack: I would like broader participation from community of such a big topic. Even definition of SMO itself may not be aligned.
        5. Mahesh would like to be part of the discussion.
        6. Rittwik: Also lifecycle of MVP is 18 month with potential 3 phases in it. 1 for priority topics and aligment with D release.
        7. Jack: Is there SMO target provided by WG1? We need to aproach this methodically.
        8. Tracy: There is high-level description in WG1 Arch. WG10 will focus on SMO in future. MVP Comitte in O-RAN is here: https://oranalliance.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MVPC/pages/1492058589/MVP-C+Team+Members.
        9. John-Paul: The package in WG10 also contains nonRT RIC so it is not only SMO.\
        10. Jack: There is broader issiue that work done in OSC has to be in the open so we would have to establish OSC page where the work is done. If OSC is partner in the MVP that part has to be done in the open. OSC cannot participate in closed O-RAN activity. Members can but OSC is open. We would need to figure out guidelines on what is done in the open and what is under O-RAN specification and how to bridge the gap.
        11. For the presentation from Rittwik see recording of the meeting @ 22:15.
        12. Jack: If part of the work on the spec. is done by OSC than it becomes open and O-RAN can use it but they do not own the copyright. I would like to so what is overall goal of the the MVP SMO aso it is clear what core capabilities are acomplished by end of the 18month window.
        13. Tracy: The idea for MVP is that it is based on operator survey and then we have specifications that preset requirements that would be traced to OSC release as it is for example for nonRT RIC. Is this what we have here or is it different?
        14. Jack: Should be different process here.
        15. John: There is not plan to have SMO spec. in O-RAN Alliance. R1 is north of SMO, A1, O1, O2 is south of SMO. There are also use cases that would travel to MVP discussion. The information would be informative only as technical report and not spec. There is no plan for interface between nonRT RIC and SMO. There would be resistance from some parties. Question is what is MVP-SMO trying to achieve as MVP of component that is not defined by standards.
        16. Rittwik: We can give them feedback on Monday that is SMO is not in charter of O-RAN so why are we releasing MVP package for it.
        17. John: I imagine such request should come via O-RAN TSC.
        18. Tracy: I think we need a specification within the working group 10 that talks about SMO normatively and informatively.
        19. Rittwik will try to clarify this topic.
    4. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 04 21

Recording: TOC 20210421 

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): David Streibl

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    Wind RiverXiaohua ZhangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 4/14/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by David, seconded by John-Paul. Motion approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
    1. New OAM repo request: oam/nf-oam-adopter
      1. Martin has pending request for repo creation for NF OAM Adapter code from AT&T
      2. The seed code has the capability to act as protocol and model  translator from REST and SNMP interface to NETCONF/YANG and VES messages (heartbeat, fault, perf3gpp).according to the O-RAN OAM interface specification.

      3. Decision: Repository request for oam/nf-oam-adopter, Motion by Martin, Motion approved.
  6. Copyright update
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. LF aproached Jack to join meeting with James Crawshaw from OMDIA, formerly from Heavy Reading. He's writing a report about the service management and orchestration of the O-RAN architecture and the nonRT-RIC component. They've set up a briefing with him and TSC chair of ONAP. They would like to have O-RAN representative. Jack forwarded the request to O-RAN EC.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. 5G Super Blueprint status
      1. Action Point: Trishan de Lanerolle to provide for info on super blueprint content and relationship of the super blueprint with 5G OPS from Linux Foundation perspective.
        1. Trishan: The super blueprint blueprint is a community driven integration project between all the different Open Source projects.
      2. Juha asked to clarify what as requested from OSC.
      3. Jack: We have not committed to super blueprint. RSAC needs to understand requirements of super blue print and also interaction with our existing plans and O-RAN MVP. This needs to be analyzed before we can take any position because have primary mandate from O-RAN on MVP. We are asking for more clarification. What would really be necesary at what timeframe. We need to understand what is gap from our MVP scope.
      4. Rittwik: MVP Plan also not clear. MVP goal is to align our OSC components and make them work together. Until that happens we don't have full blueprint just from a OSC perspective, then you can talk about integrating with other external components like LFN components.
      5. Rittwik: Maybe we could monitor phase 1 & 2 of super blueprint and we will work in OSC on our MVP anyway.
      6. Trishan: If anyone is interested in the project. There is biweekly meeting of the group that you can join and even perhaps report back to RSAC,
      7. We will monitor the super blueprint project for D and E releases and evaluate as we plan for F release.
      8. John-Paul: Does this impact our alignemt with other LF projects like ONAP.
      9. Jack: Aligment betwwen OSS projects is always P2P activity and super blueprint does not intersect with our plans for D & E in specific fashion. 
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?

    3. Jinri: to take the Action Point to prepare a briefing report for TOC membership renewal

    4. Old buisness: CII badging
      1. Action Point: discuss https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402 LFX security for OSC subprojects // CII badging
      2. Action Point: Trishan to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP. In this context we also need to discuss the usage of  the LF Security tool (as raised in this mail: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402)
      3. Action Point: Trishan to send a short email to the TOC list or Jack and Jinri, regarding certified badge from other projects and/or usage of LF security tool, so that OSC could fordward it to the security focus group and give them an update on our progress.
      4. Trishan: One project pass and one is over 80%.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1. Jack: I see potential issue if MVP is split into 3 separate miniMVPs. It is contradiction of MVP.
      2. Rittwik: Minimal operation system can be done by D release.
      3. Manasi: There is issue with resource allocation, it needs to by adressed by O-DU High. When fixed we can continue with initial access procedures.
      4. Rittwik: Can the message reach the RU?
      5. Zhimin: I will check with Viavi team.
      6. Rittwik: Goal is to to have working UE attachment. Then we have system where we can bring in nearRT-RIC and nonRT-RIC. In total this is kind of MVP for D release with close loop procesing. In E release we need to see how to push SMO requirements.  I do not know if can put the MIMO and Slicing into OSC yet.
    4. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

    1. Update from TIFG meeting with OSC.
      1. Meeting did not happen yet. It will be re-planned for following TIFG conf call.
    2. For clarification, positions in RSAC are community controlled including co-chair and anyone is free to contribute. This is different only for TOC where positions are tied to companies.
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 04 14

Recording: TOC 20210414

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): David Streibl

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 4/7/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by David, seconded by Jinri. Motion approved by all TOC members present.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Release Votes and Approval.
  5. Copyright update
    1. Jack: There still points to resolve. I hole we will resolve it before current SW relese comes out.
  6. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Jinri: OSC progress wa reported to O-RAN TSC last week
    2. Jinri: O-RAN TSC agreed that we can continue with TOC vendor members from Ericsson, Nokia, Radisys and Wind River. Different telco operator will be on TOC instead of Verizon but not decided which.
    3. Jinri: TelcoDR offered to physically host OSC demo on their booth at MWC Barcelona 2021. If interested contact Jinri or Paul Smith from O-RAN Alliace ASAP.
      1. This does not preclude creating virtual demos for O-RAN Alliance like it was done for previous MWC. 
      2. Gate 1 review in O-RAN Alliance is April 22nd. gate 2 is May 21st
  7. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. 5G Super Blueprint status
      1. Rittwik: Super blueprint was discussed in RSAC. It has 3 phases and we think 3rd phase could be demonstrated with E release by validation the blueprint. It is LF Networking project. Result of blueprint will be consumed by US GOV OPS 5G project.
        Phase 1 & 2 targets October 2021, it could be little ambition to get phase 3 with OSC working by Nov., Dec.
      2. Trishan: More information on https://www.lfnetworking.org/5g-super-blueprint/
      3. Jinri: Which project in OSC will do the integration?
      4. Rittwik: All project will have to participate. 
      5. David Kinsey: it would be LFN project that would do the blueprint and upstream to others.
      6. Jinri: Which project has the ownership of the integration across LF?
      7. Trishan: It will coordinate under LFN.
      8. Rittwik: We can put requirements for release E towards Phase 3 and monitor phases 1 & 2. I would like to get some guidance from TOC on this activity. If it is something we would like to do and get more info from Trishan on what is included in the blueprint. Result would be well tested blueprint that anyone can use.
      9. Jack: I am concerned about the expectations on the level of maturity of our components that we would support in the blueprint. We should manage the expectation that they would get full running RAN stack from OSC.
      10. Jack:  TOC member should try to formulate their opinion on the G super blue so we can discuss it more next week.
      11. Jinri: Rittwik, At beginning of your introduction you mentioned that this blueprint will be consumed by DOD 5G OPS? What does it mean?
      12. Jack: DOD stands for US Department of defense. 
      13. Rittwik: Yes, They want to use as much open source as possible to be able to have clear transparency as to what the protocols are doing, how the desegregated RAN is behaving, how the desegregated Core is behaving. They want to stand up some of these demonstrations as a proof of concept, I think, in the initial stage.
      14. Jack: Let's be clear that they have no involvement with OSC. They are a part of the Community that's asking Linux foundation to do some of these items, but not the only one. O-RAN doesn't you work directly with any government entities and if we supported this we would support it as a pure Open Source activity In Linux foundation.
      15. Trishan: That's right, to clarify there's no development actually going to be in 5G OPS. It'll be within the upstream projects and the communities, so the more concrete, they are like end-user coming in with the use-case.
      16. John: Next week, when this is discussed further maybe the Linux foundation, and TOC themselves could make it fairly clear statement on the relationship with the US military on this activity.
      17. Jack: Just to be clear, The OSC has has no relationship with the military. Trishan you need to come back with some clarification about the broader project because the LFN is the one asking to do this from our perspective right.
      18. Trishan: I'll check on that, but as I said the 5g OPS project is looking at some of these use cases that would come in. The actual development would be done upstream. Treat them like any other end user. I'll circle back with the team internally and back to you with additional details.
      19. John-Paul: To clarify, what is the exact task towards OSC? I mean, is it that we align our roadmaps so that we can deliver some of the integration or functionality, which would be integrated into 5g blueprint and their timelines that they're looking for, or do we have some other activities that we need to consider here? Is it not just business as usual from OSC point of view with maybe some requirements in terms of use cases that we need to prioritize or is it something else will be asked for?
      20. Rittwik: I think it's the larger ecosystem integration that will come out of this. How do we exactly do it and see what components need to change to reflect that integration.
      21. Jack: Our principles are that we're implementing the O-RAN Alliance interfaces. We want to be sensitive to additional work/effort that is not aligned with O-RAN Alliance initiative and specifications. On other hand we are part of LF and this could drive more usability and adoption of our software across the community. 
    2. Action PointTracy Van Brakle, Rittwik Jana to set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.

      1. Tracy organized calls with TIFG, it will be on regular call TIFG has next week. They are interested in discussion of different labs working also as INT sites.
    3. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?

    4. Jinri: to take the Action Point to prepare a briefing report for TOC membership renewal

    5. Old buisness: CII badging
      1. Action Point: discuss https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402 LFX security for OSC subprojects // CII badging
      2. Action Point: Trishan to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP. In this context we also need to discuss the usage of  the LF Security tool (as raised in this mail: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402)
      3. Action Point: Trishan to send a short email to the TOC list or Jack and Jinri, regarding certified badge from other projects and/or usage of LF security tool, so that OSC could forward it to the security focus group and give them an update on our progress.
  8. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1. Rittwik is leaving ATT and joining vmware. He will remain active in RSAC and may also contribute to SMO project together with Mahesh.
    4. Integration and Test (PTL needed)

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
        1. Mahesh: No issues. Currently testing O1 VES interface. It is currently working with cloud infra reports as test data to verify. O1 implementation is under way. ,Working on it with Martin.
        2. Jack: What is the status of O2 in Radisys O-CU?
        3. Ganesh: The is basic Netconf support. Radisys team is working on improvements.
        4. Jack: We should try to get whole chain of components working together.
        5. Thoralf: For NR-RIC there is minimal Netconf support from C release.  Alarms as VES events should also work.
        6. Jack: For E relapse we should have discussion in RSAC on what should be next step for O1 features and how  to get to common level of functionality across the elements.
        7. All elements should supports Netconf in D release as baseline and O1 features will be addressed by RSAC to get demonstratable O1 functionality in future releases.
      2. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      3. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      4. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      5. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      6. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      7. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      8. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      9. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      10. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. Xiaouha: No issues to report. I am preparing road map from INF perspective on what should be supported, tested etc for next release.
      11. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  9. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

    1. Martin Skorupski API modification process after M3 - The intent is to align all projects, RSAC and ToC. Requesting 10 minutes (email)
      1. Martin sent email to explain this problem.
      2. Martin: We are working on last change of the models and I want to make sure that this is the last change which we should have on that API and I also want to make sure that everybody who is involved can cover the change at this point in time. Every PTL should vote by +1 in gerrit of O-DU HIGH project. It is rework of the YANG so the attributes are more in line with 3GPP. It is not big functionality change. Requites comes from O-DU teams.
      3. Mahesh: The changes make sense and the approach looks good.
    2. Manisi: Concern about timing of E2E RAN slicing with regard to ORAN Alliance specification release.
  10. Planning for Next Meeting
  11. Any Other Business (AOB)

  12. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 04 07

Recording: TOC 20210407

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): David Streibl

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 3/31/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by James, seconded by David. Motion approved by all TOC members present.

  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Release Votes and Approval.
  5. Copyright update
    1. Jack: We did not have a meeting last week.  Hopefully we're getting close to being able to move forward. The target is the next the upcoming board meeting.
  6. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. John-Paul: Is there update on discussion with ONAP TSC?
    2. Jack: ONAP and Linux Foundation have broader activity to drive 5G innovation.
    3. Jack: LF coordinates the activity between different project and wants to make sure OSC is aware it. The goal is to stay aligned, try not to duplicate work and look for where reusing things makes sense.
    4. See recording at 0:10:48 for presentation from Trishan
    5. Trishan: More detailed discussion will be at next RSAC meeting. 
    6. Jack: There is opportunity to use work from this activity in OSC and also to bring in more resources. It is also good opportunity to align goals between different LF projects.
    7. Jack: We need to start discussion how to approach this activity and what is our role in it.
    8. John: Why in NonRT RIC kicked out of SMO?
    9. Jack: This is picture drawn by the project without our feedback yet. It is focusing on alignemt between Magma and ONAP.
    10. Trishan: Yes, it is just high level. They are still refining it.
    11. Jack: It whould be good to align it with our work. It would be good if John and Mahesh could get involved. LF encuriges us to join in and improve it. Trishan is runing point on this activity.
    12. Trishan: Feel free to reach out to me.
    13. Trishan: More details on RSAC meeting next Tuesday 9pm eastern time.
    14. Brian: The diagram did not show the O-Cloud layer. We and others in this space could contribute to it also.
  7. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Action PointRittwik Jana to set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.

      1. Jack: One of our big gabs. It will be major issue for D release. I plan to escalate  it to EC.
      2. Tracy: Evolving definition in TIFG allows for OTICs to serve as testing and integration centers for OSC and there are some moving along in that direction.
      3. Jack: We currently do not have enough people in this effort to make sure that the OSC SW builds and pair-wire testing is happening between OSC subproject. If OTICs want to participate it this, it would be great. I am happy for any discussion on this topic. 
      4. Jack: We really need team of people working on this to manage release proces as were Lusheng and Felix in the past.
      5. Tracy: We shoud have quick call with co chairs of TIFG who are aware of the work that we're doing. That's not entirely what you're looking for, but mostly consistent right, you can you can put my name next to that one.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?

      1. Jack : this is just my way of trying to get more going about where people see use of the software, so that we're making sure we're doing the right things as we move forward in the next few releases. An example we were talking about is good alignment with Linux Foundation initiative that promotes the use of our software.
      2. Jack: I think it's the mission of every one TOC member to look for opportunities to promote and use hee software and then how do we align the software deliverables to meet the needs of those activities. In a broader sense, we need to start promoting. Where and how it's used in other activities
    3. Jinri: to take the Action Point to prepare a briefing report for TOC membership renewal

      1. Jack: We are a bit behind. Jinri is out for a week. It should be resolved in few weeks. Jinri will make presentation to EC.
    4. Old buisness: CII badging
      1. Jack: First project finished the CII badging.
      2. Trishan: That is correct. And there is also progress in O-DU-HI.
      3. Jack: Our goal is for all the projects to work through the processes part of the D release.
      4. Trishan: As a reminder, if the PTL wants direct access just send me an email, and I can we can add them to the CII badge page.
      5. Jack: Is there is there, like a image, when you achieve that badge that we could put on the website.
      6. Trishan: Yes, we do have badge status on the wiki that tracks real time what your score is.
      7. Action Point: discuss https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402 LFX security for OSC subprojects // CII badging
      8. Action Point: Trishan to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP. In this context we also need to discuss the usage of  the LF Security tool (as raised in this mail: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402)
      9. Action Point: Trishan to send a short email to the TOC list or Jack and Jinri, regarding certified badge from other projects and/or usage of LF security tool, so that OSC could fordward it to the security focus group and give them an update on our progress.
  8. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timeline
      1. Jack: This is where it gets to be difficult for me to without integration testing team to understand what software is progressing and how. I am not sure people are understanding the real ramifications here of not being able to have a release at the end of this work without some more participation.
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1. Jack: So I have to announce that Rittwik is leaving AT&T. Nnext meeting will be his last meeting as a representative of AT&T.
        This has some implications in RSAC. He does intent to continue his activity in OSC but working for a different company. So we won't lose complete access, but until he comes in new position position and shares with the Community what his options are his RSAC role is little bit at risk. I'll continue to have David Kinsey who's not on the call today. Part of the problem with David is he is a West Coast US person and right now, is 538 for him in the morning. Maybe now's the time to step up for few more formal Members as part of the RSAC committee from other companies as well.
        Some of the other companies that are involved, maybe take are interested in a little more formal leadership position in the RSAC committee. It would be an opportunity to step up and discuss what what role. Is is not a bad sign of the Community, this is just normal evolution of project.
    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

      1. Jack: Our D release is at risk because we do not have integration and testing lead. Felix will help but the position of the lead is vacant.
    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

        1. John: We're still prototyping away on micro service onboarding type function and eventually hopefully form part of our up execution environment. In our plans for release D and onwards and we're making progress and not a whole lot to report to stitch no blockers.
        2. Jack: Has ORAN alliance made any progress on more standard interface at the backend of nonRT RIC?
        3. John: It something to be considered in the future.
        4. Jack: It something that should be part of RSAC road-map that needs to be discussed. I think the issue is, we need to make sure we're pushing on the ORAN workgroups to to make some of those decisions right architecturally.
        5. John: And it would be nice to get alignment or guidance from ORAN first, I think.
      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP)

        1. Matti : For XApps we have multiple partner companies working on different accepts and and and that kind of progressing ay different rate.
          A lot of things are changing so it's not like we're building XApps on platform that is is well defined and solid. That adds some complexity, but XApps that are related to the traffic steering use-case mostly are moving along. For the portability SDK there's the related effort in WG3 RIC architecture Task Force and we have had discussions with them and we've made contributions to that working group.
          In our effort we are looking at SDK for Python because that's good quick prototyping. WG3 Architecture Task Force doesn't think that it makes sense to standardize an SDK. They are talking about standardizing the transport protocol and the information elements, including encoding.
          I think they finally agreed on the work item to get that work started. In the OSC in our project we are moving along on our own pace for the Python SDK and, of course, if and whatever we learn, we will feed back to WG3. And, of course we monitor, if WG3 makes any decisions affecting our SDK.
        2. Matti: Jack would this be a right venue to bring up the patent question I raised?
        3. Jack: I sent a note off to the EC but haven't really gotten a response, yet, but please go ahead.
        4. Matti: One of the XApp teams pointed out that the XApp idea that they were pursuing has been patented, so I was wondering how like in ONAP Community have you encountered that kind of issue. This has more long term implications as well. Like can we implement any interesting XApps without needing to do a patent search first?
        5. Jack: I need to get you know as guidance from the EC and legal teams, but generally speaking patent infringement from what i've been told doesn't occur, just because you talk about it or write some software about it. It's around implementation utilization. I'll get some clarification.
          That's why Apache talks about that the only protection, you get is from the company who worked on the software.
          I will say that, from an AT&T standpoint, we we will sometimes patent work so that we can then release it. If we own the patent, then we can release it as part of the contributions up with Apache compared to if we don't and someone else does. This is a topic that every companyneeds to deal with when they make contributions under Apache. Apache does not cover patents protection from intellectual property, if you're not the contributor, so this is always complicated discussion. At some point I'm hoping to get a clear statement.
      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

        1. Juha: Thoralf is out thes week.
      4. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU)

        1. Jack: There were question on Radisys OCU test fixture. Ganesh, what are you plans for O1 and what is the timeline?
        2. Ganesh: The exact Yang models for more and wg5 are getting published now. What we support today is the O1-like protocol and 3GPP models. But once these are available they will be incorporated. I need to check with engineering team on when we are likely to at least support a partial set of those parameters on the CU side, based on WG5 modes.
        3. Jack: This kind of came out of some of the discussions last week with Mahesh on the CSO. In the test environment, how we're connecting all the pieces together and and kind of the ambition to be able to do at least Health Check. 
        4. Mahesh: I just wanted to confirm with Ganesh that the version of O-CU does support the netconf protocol.
        5. Ganesh: Right.
      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

        1. Sphoorthi: Development Epics are on track.
        2. Sphoorthi: As far as the integration is concerned with respect to O-DU-LOW in the radio more so, we are going well, there we did send out the first message. We were facing some other memory related issues and we currently debugging that and we need some more time to resolve that.
        3. Sphoorthi: To host the Radisys CU and to start the integration there I did request Rittwik to provide a server. The server details are the same, I had sent a word or certain requirements as well. He said he did find a VM but I don't have the details of the machine yet. Once that is done, we try to host our CU there as well, and try the integration.
      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

        1. Martin: We are on this use case for O-RU recover for the close loop use case, together with O-DU teams and RIC teams that we defined a young model and agreed on this one. This was also translated into OpenAPI. In addition, the call home to VES message translation was implemented. From OpenFH messages to OAM controller, they are also translated into VES faults, so that they can be handled accordingly.
        2. For the D release we were focusing more on the security as in terms of FCAPS, all the interfaces are Netconf over TLS or HTTPS. Together with the same project we are now looking into the Netconf access control. ORAN has special security groups and some security suggestions in their specifications and those will be implemented so that we can also demonstrate those. With addition for centralized user management, we integrated an identity server based on open source and open standards.
        3. Interfacing with Acumos we did already several demonstrations to ORAN Members, so we are currently constructing a video, which we then can share.
      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. Alex: Like Martin mentioned were working also on DO model. Also on call home where where we can demonstrate the O-RU recovery use case. This is for O1 simulator.
        2. Alex: For E2 simulator we still need to see who can contribute nmdications needed the Viavi simulator.
      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. Xiaohua: So far it seems everything's on track. We are doing some major component upgrade. At same time we are following some progress from WG6 about O2 use cases. We'd like to have some basic use cases related to O2 to be implementing the D release. That one has not been started yet, but we are doing the investigation.
        2. Jack: Do we have goals and policies for what should be supported by INF project?
        3. Xiaohua: It is very good point. In previous release we focused on real time feature to allow DU. Very good good idea, I welcome to doing that and I'd like to have some discussing during RSAC meeting to make sure everyone can understand that and I can collect more information and the requirements to formalize a roadmap, or something similar.
        4. Jack: Right, I think that's a bigger activity that's going on in the industry that we ourselves need to come up with at least our plans of how we will leverage that. It may potentially lead to bringing in more partners.
      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  9. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  10. Planning for Next Meeting
  11. Any Other Business (AOB)

  12. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 03 31

Recording: TOC 20210331

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Jinri Huang (CMCC). Starting in April, David will take over the scribe role.

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Manasi from Radisys attended on behalf of Ganesh. Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 3/24/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by Jinri, seconded by David. Motion approved by all TOC members present.

  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Release Votes and Approval.
    2. Rittwik: need to make clarifications on the OSC lab and report the status of the OSC lab
  5. Copyright update
    1. Jack: This Friday's meeting was canceled due to a religious holiday. Will pick it up in a week and continue the discussion. We made progress going through the document. We've adopted a policy to add the documentation to the existing license to deal with it all together. We still have a couple of key issues on the wording and the goal is to get this ready for the next O-RAN board meeting. There will also be an update to the O-RAN IPR Policy.
  6. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. Jinri: It’s confirmed the June meeting is still to be virtual. A patch of specifications has been approved by the TSC and it is now under the process of EC barrel. For MWC Barcelona there will be an industrial event on June 29th. There will also be a board meeting by the end of June. For other working groups now they are discussing the MVP process and their opinions are gradually converging from multiple players. In the EC meeting they were also continuing the discussion of MVP process. Within MVPC they are discussing the massive MIMO use case, but I don't have too many details.
    2. Tracy: A new working group, working group 10 is established, and it's been formally approved. And this is dedicated to OAM. On O-RAN Wiki you'll see all the information, the charter and the scope of work and so on for working group 10.
    3. Jack: Jinri, there's an action item that's with you and me on the TOC membership.
    4. Jinri: I'm working on this, probably will be ready by tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow the latest. If we get this done within two days, then we can bring this to the next EC meeting on next Wednesday.
    5. Jack: We're a little behind, but the action items are: a) to re-approve the current members; b) add the additional member that meets the requirements; and c)address the changes in the EC regarding Verizon's, non-participation. So we'll probably recommend a change there.
    6. Jinri: So definitely we can bring this to EC next week. I wonder whether you want to get approval of the candidates, the new interested party, Wind River. Then we can bring this decision results to the EC together next week.
    7. Jack: It's really the EC's decision. They approve the TOC member community makes a recommendation. We have the three recommendations which is: 1) re-approve everyone because everyone said they wanted to continue; 2)We have the new candidate who said they were interested in and they meet the requirements. And 3)Verizon has not been participating, also they've changed their EC status. We’re looking to the six operators from the EC representatives to provide their guidance on that. I also wanted to add to the agenda today which is the discussion on the alignment with ONAP.
  7. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Action PointRittwik Jana to set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.

          1. Rittwik: I'm still trying to set that up.
    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?

          1. Rittwik: We've been busy setting up the OSC lab and we've got most of this setup.  The RIC is not in the picture and that's in a separate installation. We've got the virtual machine for the CU Radisys provides. It's important to point out that there is no O1 or E2 in Radisys’ CU binary. It's a conventional CU, not an O-RAN compliant one. But we're using this CU to make sure that we can have UEs attached completely so that the full stack is actually going to get used. This is not the open source CU, which is one item that we are currently pending. The other item is the SMO. I need help from Felix to provide the IP addresses and the networking related to the SMO and the nonRT RIC that sits inside the SMO.
          2. Tracy: Is this the SMO as currently defined within OSC, release C or D or some other flavor of SMO?
          3. Rittwik: It’s the same what we had trialed in the C release. We've gone through three releases where we do kind of pairwise testing. In D release. we're actually trying to get the full view working. Everything needs to interconnect with each other to make sure that the full stack is actually working. That's one major accomplishment. In D release this will be the standing environment with the RIC controller. It will be essentially an environment that will be up and running with all the simulators, so everybody can just keep working on it. Another item is this need for this frontal switch. It's a special switch and we have one version of it in AT&T. We're still trying to see if we can make that work. Without that we can't get DU/RU interaction to happen.
          4. Mahesh: I wanted to point out that O-RAN CU doesn't have an O1 interface so even if the SMO has O1 interface working, there's no way for the SMO to verify the O1 interface connectivity to the CU. In D release it leaves the near real time RIC and the DU the only two modules that we'll be able to verify. I'm not sure what the plans for the near real time RIC, whether they would be ready to the O1 interface testing in this release.
          5. Thoralf: we didn't plan much on the O1 interface
          6. Mahesh: so no O1
          7. Jack: is the health check messages over O1 or something else?
          8. Martin: it’s OAM according to the specification
          9. Jack: So that should at least be a basic O1 there. So maybe Thoralf if you could check on that a little bit more and we cover it next week.
          10. Rittwik: The open test framework is helping to bootstrap a lot of the automated testing and scripting access to this infrastructure. We need something like a CI/CD pipeline so that when people come in, they can automatically write their code, inject the code, it gets automatically tested, and bug reports come out. I think that is pending on Felix's table. I wanted to mention that this infrastructure is going to be up and running. And we should keep moving along this line so that all use cases and projects reside on this. And then we have a working environment, full stack to stack, and then eventually a CU will be enhanced with O1 and E2.
          11. Jack: We need a road map for this. If you can add the near real time RIC even if it's a dotted line for now until it's ready so people can see it. And in SMO, you probably need to put a box that says a non real time RIC.
          12. Rittwik: Mahesh has a couple of components inside the SMO to get filled in.
          13. Jack: I really appreciate everyone's efforts as it’s a big step when you cross from pair wise to system testing. But it does also highlight some of our challenges, particularly getting broad utilization of O1 as an example. You were going to highlight this front hall gateway, right?
          14. Rittwik: There’s a direct connection right now that does the synchronization, the timing synchronization that is already happening. But what's lacking is the CU message that originates at the upper DU via the app interfaces into the lower DU. There is a couple of bugs that Radisys is trying to figure out once that is there. Then basically, you have the DU  talking to the RU, not just synchronization, but the actual message. The ETA for the TM 500 is second half of April, at which point we should be able to turn up some UEs and have the full message interaction going all the way to CU and back.
          15. Jack: Are you still looking for a front call gateway?
          16. Rittwik: Yes, I may have located one, but I've asked Intel also to see if they can provide us one. I'm trying to follow that up on AT&T side. But if Intel can help, or anybody in this community can help with this switch I think that will be helpful.
          17. Jinri: I have two questions. The first question is whether the fronthaul gateway is mandatory in this configuration? You have mentioned that currently there is the direct connection between the ODU low and ORU.
          18. Rittwik: For the M-plane it needs to have that switch so that connection can be made to the SMO.
          19. Jinri: And the second question is, you mentioned that the current OCU doesn't support O1 and E2, how can we address this?
          20. Rittwik: Radisys has a plan to enhance their product with O1 and E2 support. But we will not have it in D release, maybe in E release.
          21. Jack: We need a road map for the lab. Maybe a quick spreadsheet to show what functionalities there and what's coming in the future. But that's the challenge with the lab in the development environment when it has to continue to evolve as software matures and capabilities are there. And that's part of the challenge with looking at these more sophisticated use cases. There's a lot of work to be done, and I appreciate everyone's contribution towards those activities, I think it's a major accomplishment to be able to start talking to as many pieces as possible. But the pressure is on PTLs to look at how each of your pieces has to continue to mature to meet all parts of the specifications to meet the use cases.
    3. Jinri: to take the Action Point to prepare a briefing report for TOC membership renewal

    4. Action Point: Trishan to get the presentation from Lincoln and share to the group. The presentation can be found here: O-RAN Badging Intro.pptx

    5. Old buisness: CII badging
      1. Action Point: discuss https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402 LFX security for OSC subprojects // CII badging
      2. Action Point: Trishan to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP. In this context we also need to discuss the usage of  the LF Security tool (as raised in this mail: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402)
      3. Trishan: We have the non real time RIC project as the first one passing and we have five other projects that are over 80%. I had a couple of requests to directly access from the PTLs to edit their entries. So if anyone else wants access and to make updates please shoot me an email.
      4. Jack: Trishan can you just send a short email with where we're at so we can forward that onto the security focus group to give them an update on the progress we're making. You can send to the general TOC list, or just to me and Jinri.
      5. Action Point: Trishan to send a short email to the TOC list or Jack and Jinri, regarding certified badge from other projects and/or usage of LF security tool, so that OSC could fordward it to the security focus group and give them an update on our progress.
      6. Tracy: Jack, you expressed an interest in exploring some sort of a badger badging process for the models. If there's still an interest, I will follow up and put a call in the calendar with the right folks next week.
      7. Jack: It's to our interest to promote progress that we're making on badging or other ways within the software community and drive some events that would help raise the awareness.
      8. Tracy: We can build on some of the work we've done with early adopters who are actually using or have implemented the models that are now approved for use by O-RAN and in some cases also standardized within 3gpp.
      9. Trishan: I would encourage folks if interested to look at the non real time RIC entry if they're looking for how they answered some of the questions.
  8. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committe

          1. Jack: It's March 31st, we're in the last week of the second development Sprint, about halfway through. People should be making significant progress by now on their user stories and on their deliverables. We still have a huge gap in the sense that we haven't had anyone else step up for the integration and test activities. We need people to get involved, particularly as you look at the requirements are growing. And with this whole discussion about needing the CI/CD pipeline to be improved working with the Linux foundation, we need a couple more participants out there. Otherwise, we're going to run into a problem at the end of the release and not have enough testing done. The release is at risk here of completing integration and testing without more participation. I don't know exactly how to solve this problem, but we need additional help. One of the ways to get that help is to partner with something like Lincoln's proposal last week where we pay for some support that would help in some areas with the activities.
          2. Rittwik: The massive MIMO team is calling out to all working groups members to take a look and see how they can interact or how they can shore up their requirements. So if the TOC feels that we need to involve ourselves in that process let us know more actively. Look at those requirements that come out of each of the working groups and then maybe cherry pick which ones we need to go do E release?
          3. Jack: I'm really asking the participants here to engage with Rittwik about how do we move the solutions forward. The E releases should be a big release for us if we're getting closer to interoperating. How do we push the O1 requirement? We need to get closer to the target architecture across the board and by E we should be having a more functional system coming together to do more sophisticated use cases. I suspect that the massive MIMO use case probably isn't an e release. It’s 18 months away, so three releases. We need to start pushing on more minimum deliverables for each module.
          4. Martin: this week is M3. So there's an API freeze. If somebody has something in terms of API changes in the pipeline, just let me know.
    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  9. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  10. Planning for Next Meeting
  11. Any Other Business (AOB)

  12. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)


2021 03 24

Recording: TOC 20210324

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Jinri Huang (CMCC)

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 3/17/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by Jinri, seconded by Ganesh. Motion approved by all TOC members present.

  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Jack: We have a guest speaker, Professor Lincoln Lavoie from University of New Hampshire, and he's going to talk about their badging process and their labs and the activities that they support in partnership with Linux Foundation. Trishan was nice enough to arrange for him to come and speak.
    2. Ganesh: Small Cell Forum has been looking for some examples of open source implementation. And I mentioned our effort in open source regarding 5G HAPI standard and they are interested in exploring this further. Probably they would like to do some press release or something.
    3. Jack: We're all in favor of reusing software and O-RAN standards. So we're happy to have a discussion.
      Ganesh: Let me share that email.
    4. Professor Lavoie gave the presentation about the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) in the context of badging and testing approaches within open standards and open source. Action Point: Trishan to get the presentation from Lincoln and share to the group.
    5. William: I’m a bit confused as this kind of certification and compliance is handled by the test and Integration focus group in the O-RAN Alliance.
    6. Jack: TIFG is setting up a program to validate the specifications. The opportunity here in the open source community is more on the validating the software and trying to build more activity around the software that is available, such as the interoperability of xApps or rApps. We have to figure out how to promote the open source software capability to the developers who are not yet O-RAN partners. So there's a range of opportunities here that I wanted to make sure the community was aware of. Both the University of New Hampshire and Linux Foundation participate in similar programs across the open source community, for testing of the specifications, and testing of the interoperability with the software that's being created in the community. So it's just a little different focus. Anyway, we need to find ways to continue to promote the use of the software and different aspects of the software.
    7. William: my understanding for this topic was to talk more about the badging best practices around the open source implementation in the software community
    8. Jack: that's basically correct. But our work is coupled to the O-RAN specifications. There will always be some references as to what version are released ties to what version of the specifications. Our job here is to really talk about interoperability, and the badging associated with use of the software. Lincoln's presentation is very open to the whole space and each software community has to sort out for themselves how they handle these issues. Rittwik, are you still working on setting up a talk with TIFG?
    9. Rittwik: I’ve made some progress on that and I will finish that work item.
    10. Jack: Lincoln, have you talked to the TIFG group in O-RAN?
    11. Lincoln: We have not yet spoken with that group.
    12. Tracy: Actually, we had a talk a while ago. I don't think it was you, Lincoln. We spoke with you guys and a couple of people from broadband Forum and got some excellent ideas. Jack, I found the note from late 2019. I'm forwarding it to you and Rittwik.
    13. Rittwik: The TIP consortium also has a pretty mature certification and badging process. Maybe we can take a look.
    14. Jack: The focus here is to promote the software that's available through the open source community and how it’s maturing, how products interoperate with each other. The intent here is never to do every aspect of the O-RAN specification testing. That's more where the TIFG Is focused. We're more focused on the software and APIs which maybe not as forefront in some of the TIFG’s focus.
    15. Lincoln: The other opportunity is that any work that you guys do can feed into their badging work or vice versa. If you were to focus on the API space, they might be able to then leverage that in some of their testing requirements down the road as they move forward and develop what will be the formal O-RAN approach.
    16. Trishan: would it make sense to have a follow up meeting with Jinri, Tracy and Lincoln offline?

    17. Jack: Certainly. Please post the time on Wiki or send email when you set up a time to continue the discussion so people are aware.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: We continue to meet on Fridays. The legal team is in reviewing this proposed new license and process for handling specification copyrighted materials in the open source. They’re refining the several points in the license to make sure that the broader legal team is comfortable. They’re working on specific critical wording areas that the legal team is making sure everybody is clear on and frequently asked questions to give guidance to more users on what they think are critical aspects of using the new license.

  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. Jack: Another item to let the group know is about the update on the TOC membership process. We need to work with the EC.
    2. Jinri: My understanding is that currently we still have some seats vacant and I don't expect a voting for this. We also have already requested the top members to indicate whether they're interested to continue this membership or not by email. What kind of process are you talking about?
    3. Jack: We have one seat from that is changing. And we have one new proposed. We have two new EC candidates. We also have a new TOC candidate from the community. So those issues are to be formalized as part of the annual process.
    4. Jinri: I will take the Action Point to prepare a briefing document for this.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action Items.

    1. Action PointRittwik Jana to set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.

    2. Action Point: TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?

    3. Old buisness: CII badging
      1. Action Pointdiscuss https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402 LFX security for OSC subprojects // CII badging
      2. Action Point: Trishan to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP. In this context we also need to discuss the usage of  the LF Security tool (as aised in this mail: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402)
      3. Jack: Trishan, any updates on the CII security badging?
      4. Trishan: A couple of groups had reached out to me that we're setting them up with access. The infrastructure project has progressed up and now it's 75%. If anyone wants to edit the entries directly, all you need to do is set up an account in the CII platform and send me the user ID number from your profile.
      5. Jack: The goal is that by the end of this release that we complete the badging for all the active projects. We want to talk a little bit more about it since it’s approaching the mid point of the development cycle.
      6. Trishan: I think the one area that right across the board is the reporting process has to be written out.
      7. Jack: I think we're relying on the security focus group in O-RAN to be the parent organization for that. Because if something gets highlighted, there is an equal part software and equal parts specification that we need to make sure we cover as part of that process.
      8. Trishan: We just need that sort of central reporting line to report an issue. So we'll set that up.
      9. Thoralf: Still one question I heard you talked about two minutes ago. Was it about getting a project into the CII badging page?
      10. Trishan: No. All the projects now have profiles set up in the CII badging entry. If you want to edit your entry directly or add an updated, you can go log in with your Github account to create a user profile and send me the user ID number from that system. And I can add you to that project.
      11. Jack: Is there any PTL that has any items they would like to raise at this point in time?
      12. Thoralf: Is the LF security something that should play a role in the CII badging?
      13. Trishan: That’s a separate tooling. But we can use it if you want, but I think it doesn't support SQL yet, so that may be a gap for us.
      14. Thoralf: That's also my understanding, but it would cover already quite a lot. For instance, in near real time RIC project it can cover 90% of the code.
      15. Trishan: If you need to use that tooling form you need a link to the CII badging. I would just use the search page with all the O-RAN projects listed in the way I've tagged it. We can discuss offline to walk through it.
      16. Jack: I'd like to see how you go through it and then we can learn from it and then look at bringing the other projects to work them through.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committe

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. @gusu  O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 03 17

Recording:  TOC 20210317

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Jinri Huang (CMCC)

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 3/10/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by Jinri, seconded by John-Paul. Motion approved by all TOC members present.

      1. Jinri: per our previous meeting, I put the set of open action items under this under #8 (Status of Open Action Items)
      2. Jack: We often have open items that are not necessarily just action points, but I'm fine with it.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Thoralf: I put one item in the beginning to discuss LFX security for OSC subprojects/CII badging
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Jack: More people from this team had joined last Friday’s meeting. As mentioned before, the license just covers software. The biggest risk is that it's clearly not an open source license from a Linux Foundation perspective. Also it doesn’t address the documentation copyright. The legal team asked me to come back with some firm examples where we need O-RAN specifications. Does anyone have a couple of good examples where separate file under CC 4C of module documentation needs to reference material that would be covered by the copyright from O-RAN specifications? Does anyone have any good examples I can use in the dialogue with the community?
    2. Matti: For example, RIC implements E2AP version 1.1. That's not what you're talking about -- just reference to a version number?
    3. Jack: No, I don't think so. I think it's more like how people could interact with these software components after they are built, such as our error messages that are documented or something that have to be exposed.
    4. Thoralf: I wouldn't come up with anything that we put into the documentation related that is copyrighted material from the spec.
    5. Jack: How about like an error message list that is generated that aligns with what is in a specification?
    6. Thoralf: I think that's a borderline case.
    7. Jack: How about API documentation?
    8. Thoralf: We wouldn't directly copy anything from the original specification for a description of what an API is supposed to do.
    9. Matti: Would there be an issue if we refer to some variable name, such as E2SM has some fields in the ASN.1 and we show in the documentation how you construct that object in an xApp. So you need to assign value to a field with that name -- we are essentially copying the same field name from the ASN.1 specification, but not the whole specification.
    10. Thoralf: I don't think so. There has to be some significant intellectual value in the part that you copy.

    11. Jack: Remember this is not patent. This is copyright, it’s image and representation. There's a threshold in general practice of how much you have to represent before it's unique enough to be considered copyright in the representation.
    12. Martin: For O1 we have a figure in the documentation about the overall architecture. We made it ourselves as a figure out of the O-RAN architecture. Could that be an issue or not?
    13. Jack: That’s something considered as a derivative work, depending on how significant it is. The issue for us as a larger community is if we want to address this problem, now is the time. If we don't raise it now and it becomes an issue in the future, it will be very difficult to reassemble.
    14. Thoralf: I don't see a documentation issue.
    15. Jack: OK, we’ll then de-emphasize the issues with getting some documentation licensing in peace. If anyone comes up with anything, let me know.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. Jinri: I gave a brief report at last Friday’s O-RAN alliance TSC meeting. And I mentioned there was a lab from a university in Taiwan that shows interest in OSC testing. The TSC wants to encourage this lab to apply for OTIC as well. In TIFG I believe they have already developed this guidance and criteria for O-RAN and OTIC. Actually I think two operators, Dutch Telecom and Telecom Italia, have recently submitted their application for an OTIC center. This is kind of encouragement from TSC for this potential OSC lab in Taiwan. I need a contact of this lab to reach out and pass the OTIC related information to them.
    2. Rittwik: I can get you the contact person information
    1. Action PointJohn Murray Ganesh Shenbagaramanto close this.

      1. Jack: any update on the OCU license?
      2. Ganesh: let’s consider this as complete. Sphoorthi is on this call and she will take care of it.
    2. Action PointRittwik Jana to set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.

      1. Rittwik: I haven’t succeeded in setting up the meeting yet, but I reached out to them and hopefully this week.

      Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?

      1. Jack: How’s the E release planning shaping up? Are there any points of discussion that we need people to be thinking about?
      2. Rittwik: We haven't started the release yet. Potentially I think that the MIMO requirements would go into the E release. Obviously, the whole MVP package cannot be done in one release, So we'll have to kind of trickle different sets of requirements in E, F and G releases. Another work item is to work through some more details on the SMO package.
      3. Jack: I'll just use the MIMO as an example we need to make sure we have a block diagram of the modules that are needed and then the capabilities in those modules, because that may take a significant effort. How are we progressing on having a functional stack where we're just emulating the UE and the radios? And what percentage are we covering?
      4. Rittwik: There are many different use cases that fall under the larger MIMO umbrella. Specific use case would have specific requirements. For example, grid beam optimization would have a set of inputs and outputs, and beam based mobility management has a different set of input output. We need to see what are the dials and the control knobs that you need for each of these individual use cases. The MVP team is going to collapse multiple use cases to figure out what super set of dials and knobs they need. Once we understand what those dials and knobs are, we can figure out how we’re going to do that in software. From a hardware perspective, we need to think whether we need a MIMO system to do this or kind of simulation can work.  I think that the interface compliance check and validation is what OSC can help. In the end the MVP package will come up with specifications that describes those dials and knobs, and the metrics. I think the plumbing needs to happen first. And then once the plumbing is all set, you can actually showcase a specific use case. We’ll have a little bit more clarity once MVP settles down a little bit more.
      5. Jack: We need to focus on things that we can deliver incrementally and what shows the basic capability of the software. We may not choose to implement every use case but to figure out where it's best to spend our resources and our time.
      6. Rittwik: That’s the good part about the MVP package, which helps to set the priority and tell us which use case is the first one out of the gate.
      7. Jack: My only concern is that it might be technically very interesting, but difficult to implement if they pick the most difficult one for us to do first. I encourage the community here to sort through on how we build stepping stones so that we can deliver some of the incremental work in each release on simpler use cases and then still tackle the more complicated one a year out. The community has to decide overall what strategy we can move forward with to keep the software delivering useful value to the community.
      8. Martin: One question from my side: are we targeting also that we have a real end to end use cases with the mobile core in place because I think those are kind of required in order to get all the data which we need to transport over the interfaces. And I'm keeping also in that direction if we can set up an open source mobile core from some other parties. Otherwise, we always send data which we know in advance, and then we try to do machine learning on top of it but it's not very attractive to demonstrate.
      9. Rittwik: Without the metrics and the dials and the control knobs, we will not be able to work through the entire full end to end stack. What's happening is first a parent work item is getting created. Drafted from the parent work item, there will be individual child work items. The child work items are the responsibility of each working groups in O-RAN alliance. Each of the working groups will come up with their child item specifications, and in OSC we will be able pick which ones we are interested in implementing, if not all of them. And once you implement all the child work items classification, then you have a full end to end working stack. I think it's a little ambitious that we can do all of that in E release.
      10. Jack: Let me view it in a slightly different angle. You can have different tracks when building a system. 1) A track that each individual component in the system must achieve, such as resiliency, security, APIs, etc. 2) How the system works when putting the components together, things like deployment, failure recovery. 3)What are the use cases that you want to accomplish using the system? It’s a small number of tracks but you have to work in parallel, pushing progress in each of the different tracks, to continue to make sure the system is mature. You can't just think about the applications and the use cases running on it.
      11. Rittwik: So some of those are management plane tracks, some of those are control plane tracks.
      12. Jack: Yes. The community can decide how many tracks they want to focus on and drive, and progress through them. But we really need to make sure we're progressing in the multiple areas in each release. On one side you can't just abandon other tracks and jump to the end use case. On the other side, a lot of the work you're doing to build the underlying components does not drive much value because they don't see how it comes together to solve the bigger issue if you don't have any use cases. It's important to find the balance across each of these areas.
      13. Martin: I wonder whether we should have a check list in a certain order to show what’s the next step in the road map.
      14. Jack: We need to think about how do we promote ourselves better. How do we expand beyond the 25 members who joined this call? How do find a significant issue, oress on and bring value? The future direction of the community has to be looking at how we bring value and promote the work that we're doing so that the software gets reused.
      15. Rittwik: Would it be okay to for the PTLs to raise awareness on the individual project, and maybe reach out to the community who is actually using all this stuff to let us know what features they would like us to implement. Right now it’s the 25 members who were joining these calls are making all the decisions and pushing the agenda forward as best as we can. We can only think of what's happening here and now. Future looking features need to come from outside of the 25 member groups. I would suggest to get developers outside their opinions on features they like. Make a bullet list and then bring that to this discussion. I'll put it up in the wiki. Otherwise you will just be circulating amongst ourselves.
      16. Jack: I certainly encourage that. The other way for us to do is to come up withour own milestone event to promote ourselves like I was talking a little bit about it last week. Can we come up with a challenge? Can we come up with a badge objective that we can take to TIFG? Do we have a challenge on how we can try to get interoperability between different near real time RIC? But we just need to figure out ways to promote ourselves more and the value of the software.

      Action Point Zhimin Yuan to work on CII bading for O-DU-LOW project.

      1. Zhimin: I updated the status in Wiki and it’s 91%

      Action Point: Trishan to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP 

      1. Trishan: I’ve worked with a couple of folks to fill out their entries so we should have more details on that in the next couple of days. I'll try to get some details for next Wednesday to present. The easy CLA team is working on a V2 release for the CLA Management. Maybe the CLM managers will see a new interface in the coming couple of weeks, so I'll share some more details on that once I have that as well. Just a heads up that a new release is coming out.
    3. Action Pointdiscuss https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/402 LFX security for OSC subprojects // CII badging
      1. Thoralf: There are two CII requirements in a container environment. A very narrow view is only about the source code that we publish in Gerrit from OSC. A broader view is about the overall security level of the whole solution which is not only our source code, but also the components pulling from somewhere else. Do we want to be up to date in these binary containers with respect to security or not? Alok from HCL contacted the LF guys and they recommended this LF security tool. First is to organize groups of sub projects into one big project at the community level and then under that we would create sub projects which then can have multiple repositories in them. So that would mirror quite well the structure that we have at OSC. I would actually propose that we start using this LF security tool this way, we can prototype this first with the near real time RIC to see how this works.
      2. Jack: We take it offline during this week, and then we have another discussion next week in the beginning.

  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timelin
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committe

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 03 10

Recording:  TOC 20210310.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Jinri Huang (CMCC)

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: For the 2/24/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Motion by Ganesh, seconded by David. Motion approved by all TOC members present. For the 3/3/2021 TOC meeting minutes, Jinri will update the lady’s name spoken for ODUHIGH. Motion by Jinri, seconded by David. Motion approved by all TOC members present.

  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
    1. Rittwik: needs a fronthaul router for the lab, which switches between the RU and DU. The router needs to talk 25G to the DU. It also needs some specific timing associated with this switch. Rittwik has some candidates in mind and will send out via email.
    2. Juha: a couple of weeks ago there were some discussion from those open labs, and if we could get some more information to our website.
    3. Rittwik: will take direction.
    4. Jinri: one comment – Ganesh suggested to collect all action items and put in one place
    5. Jack: add one after “Review of Today’s Agenda” for the collected action items.
    6. Juha: Take the action items out of Item 13 and add after “Review of Today’s Agenda”
    7. Jack: we’ll start this from the next meeting on
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. update

      1. Jack: had a meeting again last Friday. I think we're pretty close on one part of the discussion to spell out the basic license. For this Friday's agenda we will bring that to beyond O-RAN to 3GPP and others to get feedback. There’s one open item that's still not quite resolved: how to deal with documentation. The license covers the software code, but doesn't cover documentation. Most of the documentation in our projects is covered under CC4, which is a different licensing mechanism than the software code, which uses Apache. In my mind, at least, the documentation takes two forms: one is direct documentation of how the software is written and maintaining the software; second how you use the module that the software builds. Like, how do you use a near real time RIC. Simple examples typically fall into ASN.1 code models and software examples. In addition to the description of the functions, people are going to use APIs and error codes. Would you expect that ASN.1 code examples appear at the high level documentation?
      2. Thoralf: you would probably be able to limit yourself so you would just kind of refer to the IEs by name, but not put their structure there
      3. Jack: there's an action for me to share the legal writeup. The legal team owns the content. Does anyone who doesn't have the latest version and would like a copy of it? If there is just please reach out.
    2. Action Point: John Murrayto share legal team write-up
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business). i. Ganesh: Stephan did not seem to find the original email so I resent it to him. Hopefully to get his attention and Stefan can review this and the technique steps.
    ii. Jack: Jinri, we probably need to set up a summary for the EC on a couple of items, one of them being the OCU discussion about how to proceed. We can periodically review on some of the topics.

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. Ganesh summarized the updates so far. Legal agreement due for signature from O-RAN.  Needs approval/follow-up in O-RAN. Jack will follow up.
        1. Action PointJohn Murray Ganesh Shenbagaramanto close this.
    2. "D" Release requirements
      1. Action PointRittwik Janato set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.
        1. Rittwik will try to schedule a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair this week.
      2. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
        1. Rittwik: has set up a page under releases in wiki. for the OCU I just copied over from the C release. At this point almost everybody has filled in their high level goals and objectives.
        2. Jack: it's good to capture them on the page as things develop. It's a good way for us to keep a little bit of history as we go through the projects and what people do so people can figure out what was the thought process.
        3. Rittwik: I'll update with the new use case that we're targeting for the D release. Each PTLs have put in their bits, but maybe an abstract on what we’re trying to demonstrate the closed loop use cases.
    3. CII Badging
      1. Mahesh: Will work on CII badging. Action Point Mahesh Jethanandanito work on CII bading for SMO project.
      2. Action Point Zhimin Yuan to work on CII bading for O-DU-LOW project.
        1. Trishan: all the projects now have a badging page set up so we can track progress. It’s under software, and then best practices. And there's the table.
        2. Jack: there's nothing listed here for ODULOW. Is that because we don't feel there's any code there?

        3. Zhimin: I will update it offline
        4. Jack: INF at 3%?
        5. Trishan: We have some of the content for that. I need to add them to update the entry.
        6. Thoralf: I probably would need to work with you because I did enter some of the information. I don't know why it's not showing up.
        7. Trishan: once you have the page setup, anyone from the project can go in and update it. I can get you set up on that.
        8. Trishan: I think it makes sense to discuss the security response and reporting, like having a common procedure across the projects to report or having it documented for each one.
        9. Jack: we were trying to say that we would raise those issues with the O-RAN alliance security Group C. Are people overall comfortable with listing the O-RAN Security Focus group as the overall contact. And then if things come up, we raise it with them and have them manage the overall remediation and response. And then we focus on what codes needed to do that that makes sense to people rather than creating our own security efforts.
        10. Trishan: from the reporting CII perspective, we should just document that process somewhere that they can find it easily. I can set up a page under “software” at high level.
        11. Jack: Jinri we should add that to our discussion with the EC to make sure that we inform them how that's working and then follow up with the security team focus group.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timeline
      1. Jack: Today march 10th puts us in week 10, which is kind of wrapping up dev sprint 1. So next week will be asking for some progress from the PTL they think was completed in the Dev Sprint one, 1/4 through the cycle and how we're doing towards our overall objectives. So we'll expect to spend a little more time on that next week.
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1. Rittwik: I've just been going to the MVPC where a lot of massive MIMO discussions there, so I think that will be the things to work on the E release. It’s going to be like a 18 month program before the MVP package comes out. Before we see it is very tightly coordinated with the working groups because specifications have to be written first, then we can kind of work on it. The next six weeks the MVP team is meeting to hash out the plans as to which working groups are going to do what. We will get a good idea after six weeks what each working group has to do for massive mamo. Then OSC should take a look at that point and see if something can be done pre spec. Or maybe look at some models. Obviously, we can't build anything, but we'll have to see how to prepare for that. Eventually, I think after the 18 month cycle, when the specs come out, there’ll be a very good set of requirements or specifications to work on. That's really what we need to kind of keep an eye on E release. But if the EC feels otherwise, please let us know, because right now all the working groups are putting their inputs in, how to strategize, how to make sure that they can balance their work according to what MVP team wants to do versus what is already in process. So if you think that the OSC needs to be playing a more active role in steering the MVPC, then tell us how we should do it right. Otherwise, it's really a specification work item and each of the stage one, two and three requirements have to be completed and the specifications have to be drafted based on that and that's going to take a long time. I was basically asking the team to create a special task force to see if they can get that task force to do the stage one stage two, stage three work and then bring it to the working group items in parallel for them to cross check it periodically rather than funneling the work through the working groups. But people felt that will be kind of fragmented. O-RAN MVP release will almost be around the same timeframe like 3gpp takes about 2 to 3 years to get specifications out. So what have we really gained? I thought the whole point was to actually get specifications out quicker and, you know, But I guess work cannot be accelerated just because you want to accelerate it.
      2. Jack: I think the MVP has decided to take a more ambitious, large scale gold track of being able to implement a major use case like the MIMO use case, which exercises most of the system. I think we as a team needs to support that long term. But I don't think we will be successful if we sit around and wait for a year and a half to promote progress in the software community only on such a big work. In my mind there are some things that we really should be doing, sooner than later, to promote the progress that we're making. Some ideas are: 1. I see people talking about near real time RIC out there. Should we be driving an event around interoperability with our open source xApps and then let other people bring their real time time RIC and run it as a badging event. 2. the non real time RIC as a module, not the whole SMO has a similar potential. And then we can start to really promote a broader interoperability piece around and use of the software on a broader basis. We have our labs and this lab that we're working with University in Taiwan. We also have the opportunity to do it with the OTIC and with Linux Foundation. 3. Make O1 to really be successful like USB where there needs to be an aggregate release of support for an O1 version. We need to promote our software community and show how we've done the work to make sure it's the key reusable components as part of a broader ecosystem. We have to start figuring out how to take the software to a more reusable level than just the incremental steps of specifications.? If the industry doesn't at least rally around a couple of these incremental steps as a point of real interoperability, I'm just concerned that O-RAN becomes an ocean of activity without any real major milestones or goals that the broader community can rally about. 
      3. Thoralf: just a comment with all due respect: that's not the role of the O-RAN alliance nor OSC. If you want multi-vendor interoperability, you define it in standards rather than writing code and then expecting that to become a standard. The O1, the RIC interoperability interface, the O1 interface in the non real time RIC, are not standardized.
      4. Rittwik: create an O-RAN specific or OSC specific certification and the badging process just like what TIP is doing. There are different levels of these badges and depending on what requirements you meet, what specifications you're compliant to, you get a certain level of Badging. Maybe OSC will give out badges in coordination with O-RAN alliance. That's the only way you can kind of promote.
      5. Jack: I think O-RAN alliance should give out the badges. We as a community should push them towards some of these needs as we see software starting to exist that would enable those things.
      6. Rittwik: I think you can influence that managing process. How we do it is still TBD.
      7. John: has TIFG also done something related to this certification process?
      8. Rittwik: I'm not sure how much they have done. There are their badges that are ready to go. Our products already been certified.
      9. John: I think I have read somewhere that someone has been done in this area and we see this as being related to the minimum viable plan as well. Should MVP drive or should we feed back from OSC into the minimum viable plan. What we think we can do in specific releases and then that will act as a driver for the alliance to speed up in some areas and maybe slow down in other areas based on priority or focus.
      10. Rittwik: So you suggest that after a certain specification comes out, OSC needs to check it, implement and verify it and then associated with that verification process to give a badge?
      11. Jack: That's part of what we want to talk about with the TIFG. At this point, we should let them know there are new near real time RIC, xApps, non real time RIC, and SMO at a certain level of capability that we would like to help drive some kind of badging event around. I think we need to figure out how to promote what we're doing, leveraging what's been there. And as part of that process, maybe bring a little pressure to the specification teams to rally around a particular milestone. We need to continue to talk about how we promote ourselves and how our software can be used and promote those uses and try to rally the community of users and align that with O-RAN objectives. I'm just concerned that we are not getting enough visibility about what we really do.
      12. Trishan: we have existing badging that we can look at and ramp up. The most recent one that comes to mind is the ONAP certified badge. I can dig one presentation up about what other projects or somebody else has done.
      13. Jinri: regarding the TOC seats we particularly mentioned last week that any TOC members who are interested in continuing his membership should reach us by the end of last week. So far we have got the responses from Nokia and Ericsson.
      14. Jack: Ganesh from Radisys as well, also a new interest from Wind River.
      15. Action Point Trishan de Lanerolle  to come up with a presentation regarding certified badge from other projects e.g. ONAP
    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 03 03

Recording:  TOC 20210303.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Jinri Huang (CMCC)

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: 

      1. Delay decision to the next meeting since the last meeting minutes was uploaded just hours ahead of the current meeting and people didn’t have time to review them.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
    1. i. Jinri: Xiaohua Zhang, the INF PTL applied for TOC seat.
      ii. Jack: If there's any interest, please do that by the end of this week, and we'll proceed through the process.
      Action Point: ALL interested in TOC seats to indicate to the team by this week
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. i. Jack: We had a meeting last Friday that included, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, AT&T, Stefan from O-RAN alliance, Scott Nicholas from Linux Foundation. Nobody from CMCC was there last week. We'll meet again this Friday. There were a couple of agenda items: 1.Stefan is getting input from European operators, and he set up a meeting next week. We'll continue to meet on Fridays until we get this resolved. The work continues with a little bit broader scope in the sense that they are also trying to work the items with 3gpp at the same time.
      ii. John-Paul: We would take maybe a prep or a catch up meeting before this Friday session. I tried to book a meeting with Hank and a few other this afternoon Europe time.
      iii. Jack: I can make it. The discussion continues on. The current trend is towards a license around the material that we use from O-RAN alliance. So for the O-RAN alliance specs and other material that is of interest to license to the open source community it will be pulled out into a separate file that they had put under this license, which then we could pull into osc and use downstream. That's where the legal teams are pointing us to at this point in time. but we're gonna have to see how this works out in practice. I'm concerned about the process and how well it will be maintained.

    2. Action Point: John Murrayto share legal team write-up
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. i. Jinri: Open Summit last week: there were two channels, one was from the China and the other is to join from out of China. The China Session had around one thousand audience online; and the international one had near 2000 audience at the same time. There were some reported incidents about the streaming and we are addressing that. The meeting recording is available on the ORAN website and it's public. The MVP Committee has already initiated work after the virtual face to face meeting.
      ii. John: Rittwik is on a meeting right now in parallel
      iii. Jinri: On this Friday, there will be a special TSC meeting and the major topic is related to the copyright discussion.
  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. Ganesh summarized the updates so far. Legal agreement due for signature from O-RAN.  Needs approval/follow-up in O-RAN. Jack will follow up.
        1. Action PointJohn Murray Ganesh Shenbagaramanto close this.
          1. Ganesh: hasn’t heard anything from Stefan and will keep on pinging him
    2. "D" Release requirements
      1. Action PointRittwik Janato set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.
        1. Jack: Rittwik to set up a call with the TIFG Co-Chair and talk about how we can better align, testing and integration activities.
      2. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
        1. Jack: We’re beginning the implementation at this point. The targets and requirements should be set not changing, and the team should be working towards those goals.
    3. CII Badging
      1. Mahesh: Will work on CII badging. Action Point Mahesh Jethanandanito work on CII bading for SMO project.
        1. i. Jinri: is the SMO the only project who hasn't finished CII badging?
          ii. Jack: No, it's not finished. It started. The first milestone that we were looking for is to have everyone begin the process, and then we'll check at the end of every software development cycle for progress towards the overall end.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timeline
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

      1. Felix: slowly catching up on multiple requests for my assistance with the OSC labs I promised to finish the OSC lab preparations for the teams by the end of this week. I know there's been a bunch of questions because we have an external lab partner who is setting up a lab.
      2. Jinri: who is the extended lab partner?
      3. Felix: a professor from Taiwan wants to collaborate with us and set up a separate lab in Taiwan that basically a typical of the OSC lab we have in AT&T, and they also want to participate in the ODU testing as well as the security and the integration testing for the entire O-RAN SC project.
      4. Jinri: is the new lab complementary to our existing one at AT&T?
      5. Felix: it should be complementary, but in general it’s another lab. You can do things in parallel and especially during the releasing time we can have different teams perform different kinds of integration testing in both labs that will speed things up. Later on we can discuss what kind of role they can play.
      6. Tracy: There are also a few university labs, public research labs in Europe as well as North America. And I think we need to figure out how OSC can benefit from the work that's done in those labs. There are also potential OTIC candidates within O-RAN who are designated testing and integration center.
      7. Felix: Right now it may not be easy for the researchers in the universities to participate in testing in the OSC directly. But if there is a lab run by academic community, it will help them a lot, especially if they want to publish papers related to O-RAN projects. Definitely we want to talk to them and see how we can get assistance from them.
      8. David: There is an issue we have right now on release D with the lab regarding the front haul. In order to do a hybrid model where the SMO will connect to the O-RU, we need to find a front haul gateway to put in there between the point to point connection between the O-RU and O-DU, Rittwik probably will reach out to Felix. Without it, we have to implement code in the ODU to act as a packet forwarding interface for the front haul and M-plane, to the ORU for hybrid. Or we'd have to implement into the ODU a complete domain manager for a hierarchical model. And both of those latter ones require significant amount of coding to be done in the ODU. So we think that the front haul gateway is faster. But of course, it requires a device. It was discussed at yesterday’s RSCA meeting.
      9. Felix: I'm going to review the meeting and catch up with you and with Rittwik.
      10. Tracy: there are several options. Certainly the open front haul experiments and demonstrations in university labs in North America and Europe bypass the complexity of frontal gateway. But those test beds could be considered as candidates. And the one in North America is already integrated to some extent with multiple vendor labs as well as a couple AT&T labs.
      11. David: did those models still have a connection to/from ORU device instead of just to the SMO for the demonstration? Did it also still maintain the C/U/S-plane connection?
      12. Tracy: that's not a problem and we can build upon that potentially. Can have offline discussions about this.
      13. Jinri: I have one further question for the lab in Taiwan. can we call this an OSC lab? What is the kind of official relationship between the existing OSC lab and the lab in Taiwan?
      14. Tracy: The relationship among the labs in China, India, North America and Europe is that they're loosely described as OTIC candidates. And that loose definition is intended to allow them to also double duty, as OSC integration Labs based on getting the appropriate designation from the OSC. That's been the direction so far. Okay? The Taiwan lab can be built to be very specifically an OSC lab or an OTIC candidate that specializes in OSC integration.
      15. Jack: I've been calling for more help on the whole integration and test aspect. It was originally a pretty small team and now it needs more participation as more modules and more functionality growing. So this Taiwan lab brings some resources that can work on some items. We need to identify on how to get things set up and what the level of interest is and how best to align the different activities although it’s just in the early stages of exploring.
    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

        1. Jack: Rittwik will set up a page for the D release in which it has breakdown of the different projects. Each of the PTLs needs to put a little summary paragraph and then links to whatever is relevant so each of the projects should have an update relative to the D release for people to see
      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

        1. John:Still trying to figure out how can do all news use cases and nothing too exciting to report at this stage.
      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

        1. Matti: Things are moving along. The RIC SDK repo creation was finally completed. No blockers, just a lot of coordination effort between multiple companies. China Mobile and Samsung India team started populating code in repos for the Load Prediction xApp, and the HelloWorld xApp in Python and Go, respectively. People are engaged in the SDK project, but it’s still in the discussion stage. Once the RIC architecture document is completed, then the focus of WG3 RIC Architecture Task Force is going to be on the API or SDK aspects. In OSC we are trying to implement something not yet a complete SDK, but focus on some subset of the SDK, for example a KPI-Mon xApp that would be portable between OSC and SD-RAN. But given that the discussion on what should be the portability SDK still in early stages, it’s somewhat optimistic that we would get this wrapped in release D even for that subset.
        2. Jack: besides the OSC and SD-RAN, is there any member company that’s working on a flavor of RIC on top of the open source code? would like to see some kind of badging opportunity around while the WG3 is working on the eventual standard.
        3. Matti: A quick thought is to have the HelloWorld xApp that is attempting to demonstrate all the features of E2, A1, O1 access to the RNIB etc. to be a kind of a way to validate the interoperability once it imports the portability sdk.
        4. Jack: we can continue the discussion and align that with the TIFG work.
      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

        1. Thoralf: We have the D release content somewhat clear, and will talk about it again two weeks from now. Will copy the links to the Wiki page shown earlier. One thing to mention is we will switch to E2AP version 1.1from 1.0 because we do implement features that require capabilities from 1.1. Version 1.1 is backwards compatible. We have analyzed the CII requirements, and did some actions there, such as large commits to have unit tests. The other thing we have created is a release checklist. So when we release the D release, we will go through that criteria list, and it will assure that some of the CII requirements are fulfilled and documented. We have now a category called Security bugs in the JILA project. They are the same way as normal bugs, except that they are classified as security work. It's a special type that we requested from LF to be added to that project. Also some information about the sharing of the IT Support cases. So if you create an IT support case of Linux Foundation that affects O-RAN, you can mark them as O-RAN so that everybody under O-RAN can see them. But you can only do this if you have previously announced that you belong to the O-RAN organization to the IT support. And in order to do that, you just have to raise a support request to the JILA tool there, which says, please make me a member of the O-RAN communities. This at least on our side it helps moving the discussion out of email to this tool.
        2. Jack: Need to communicate to all teams so they can do the same, to be part of the community and the distribution list.
      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

        1. Genesh: some minor improvements can be done: can do something that's like a cleanup to the meeting minutes to pull out all the action points in one place. Can review the action points before we start off on the current meeting agenda.
      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

        1. Sphoorthi: update from ODU high: from the integration perspective, we have once again started off in the OSC lab in the radio mode. But we are still blocked on the ORU integration with the ODU low. So we're waiting for that to be completed. And from the dev's perspective, we have the data path rolling now, and we will be meeting the QAM requirements as well the modulation requirements. Making good progress in the major Dev activity regarding the update to the TDD mode along with the numerology one. We're also working on the new use cases, closed loop automation and we’re frequently having discussions on it in the our side and on emails as well. So we're getting things cleared as and how we progress through this release. On the O1 perspective, we are being supported by HCL fully and they're currently working on the TLS aspects.
        2. Jack: is the blocking issue being addressed or something we need to do to help accelerate that being cleared?
        3. Puttihurt(?): I guess the Viavi team and the Intel team is working on that on getting the ORU and the ODU communication up
        4. Jack: Is that somehow related to what David were talking about earlier, or is that a different problem?
        5. Puttihurt(?): The problem is that the ORU and ODU Integration has to be completed for us to proceed with the other flow to be tested out. And we're currently waiting for that to continue with the other messages that can be integrated from the ODU high towards the ODU low in terms of ORU.
        6. Zhimin: Intel and Viavi teams are working on this. For the ODU low perspective, Intel can bring up the ODU low with the radio mode and to bring up the front haul interface towards the ORU; but from the Viavi side they can't get to the synchronization plane, and the first step they would like to try to connect the C/U/S-plane to the SMO, I cannot understand that part, it is waiting for the assemble and ORU talking. Through the email exchange, the Viavi's response is that the C/U/S-plane can be running in parallel with the SMO M-plane message exchange. We do need to wait for Viavi to get ready for the ORU config ready and the ORU can do the fixed configuration and bring it up. Then we can try to see if the ORU can take the C/U plane package from ODU low.
        7. David: The problem is that we can connect the C/U/S, which is a P2P connection between the ORU and the Viavi simulator and the ODU low. But when we do that, the M-plane also tries to go to the ODU low in which we have no Netconf client or other means of plumbing to do that level of configuration through the ODU to the ORU. To get the M- plane working to the SMO we could disconnect the C/U/S and connect to the SMO. But what we actually need is both the C/U/S and the M- plane to the SMO connected at the same time, in order for the full use case to work, and that’s going down the front haul gateway path. We're going to need some form of connectivity that would allow the M- plane to go to the SMO while the C/U/S goes to the DU.
        8. Jack: just trying to make sure we're solving the same problem to clear the blocker issue and that that we don't miss something and solve one and not the other.
        9. David: not 100% certain but believe that we're all talking about the same problem, which is the connectivity the use case requires both. And so the config coming down from ODU Low is in response to the setting up and turning on, then we detect it and turn it back off. We can do a certain amount of pair wise testing, but we can't do a full integrated test.
        10. Jack: It's important to clear the blocking items as soon as possible so that testing can occur incrementally. Please work on that.
        11. David: Rittwik might have a way to find a front haul gateway we could use. So he's following up with Rich.
      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

    1. If you raise issues to LF support that are sensible to make visible to others, pls. first raise a ticket to join "ORAN" organization in the support tool: "When these organizations (ORAN) were created in the beginning, we added by default all members from the committer groups into the organization. If at that time a particular user was not part of any group or just joined the community, then they will not be automatically added into the oran organization. Going forward, the new user will need to create a support ticket to be added to the organization."
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

    1. Jinri Huang will have James Li replace Weicheng Ni as the alternative contact for the future TOC meetings. James is located on the West coast and he’s already involved in the RIC platform and xApp projects in OSC. Jinri will update the webpage.
  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 02 24

Recording: 2021-02-24.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Ganesh Shenbagaraman

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Motion by Ganesh, seconded by Jinri. Motion approved by all TOC members present.

  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. Meeting with companies ongoing. Progress is being made. Meeting invite is available to all companies interested in participating in this discussion.
    2. Action Point: John Murrayto share legal team write-up
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.) - Jinri 

    1. O-RAN Open Summit on Feb 25: Keynotes, panel discussion and open source update.
    2. Board deck discussion: Request from EC on TOC election. 
    3. Jack: Anyone interested in TOC seat should contact Jack/Jinri. There are some minimum requirements of particpation and contribution.
    4. Jack: the process of election will be started in the week of Mar 01. The other process is PTL election, Trishan will assist.
    5. Jinri riased question on the process followed last year for TOC. Jack clarified that nominations were reuqested. O-RAN EC and TSC were informed.
    6. Jack: Election of PTLs will be a procss within OSC. New PTLs will be active from E release and there will be overlap to ensure smooth transition.
    7. Juha: Question on existing members of TOC continuing. Jack: Just an email to reflector expressign interest to continue is good enough. 
    8. Action Point: Jinri Huang to set up a meeting with EC. Jinri will talk to Zbynek and set the agenda.
  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. Ganesh summarized the updates so far. Legal agreement due for signature from O-RAN.  Needs approval/follow-up in O-RAN. Jack will follow up.
        1. Action PointJohn Murray Ganesh Shenbagaramanto close this.
    2. Scribe for TOC meetings next month:  CMCC volunteered for this. Jinri/Delegate will ake care. Next will be David. 
    3. "D" Release requirements
      1. Action PointRittwik Janato set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.
      2. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      3. User story tracking and updates from project. Rittwik Janato set up a page for progress updates by PTLs.
      4. Tracy raised the point of aligning and impacts from O-RAN Nov 2020 release of specs.  Jack commented community needs time to absorb these changes.
      5. MVP planning process is still ongoing in O-RAN. Guidance is that July train specs will be addressed in E release.
      6. Discussion on integration testing: Felix and Rittwik updated that Taiwan Uty team is helping and expect more help after Chinese New Year holidays.
      7. Jack, Tracy: We can add some information on our website on some of the open labs. More information on Plugfest, OTIC and Linux foundation labs.
    4. CII Badging
      1. Mahesh: Will work on CII badging. Action Point Mahesh Jethanandanito work on CII bading for SMO project.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timeline
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

    1. Suggestions for improvements in meeting agenda and minutes.
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 02 17

Recording: 2021-02-17.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Ganesh Shenbagaraman

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Motion by Ganesh, seconded by David. No objections. 2021-02-10 minutes approved

    2. Juha commented that minutes can be updated earlier to give enough time to review. Ganesh to update the minutes of Feb 17 meeting in a day. 
  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. Jack: Legal team in continuing the discussion with companies (Nokia, Ericsson). A write-up from legal team that says O-RAN can extend copyright.
    2. The other items being focused on are software license and documentation.
    3. John Paul: Will the write-up be shared with all?
    4. Action Point: John Murrayto share legal team write-up
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. Tracy and Juha brought up O-RAN summit. Link shared: https://www.o-ran.org/open-summit-feb2021
    2. Tracy: The vote in O-RAN alliance on MVP will conclude after the lunar New Year holiday and that should influence OSC releases D and E.
  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. Ganesh summarized the updates so far. Legal agreement due for signature from O-RAN.  Needs approval/follow-up in O-RAN. Jack will follow up.
        1. Action Point: John Murray Ganesh Shenbagaramanto close this.
    2. "D" Release requirements
      1. Rittwik: We are set with D release reqirements and completed all call flows related to use cases. 
      2. Rittwik: We are waiting for Viavi to provide RU emulator in OSC lab. PTP sync up with O-DU-Low done. Work will resume after CNY holiday in the current sprint.
      3. Rittwik: Uty of Taiwan is involved in test/integration activities.
      4. Action Point: Rittwik Janato set up a meeting with TIFG Co-Chair.
      5. Jack: We are looking for more participation and alignment between OSC and TIFG.
      6. Rittwik: MVP will be a vehicle for such a collaboration.  What is the expectation from OSC on MVP? We can ask the MVP. We may be a release or two behind.
      7. Tracy: Need more clarity on formal alignment with O-RAN releases, without much administrative overhead.
      8. Jack: It takes roughly 12 months for OSC to deliver major features after O-RAN specs are released. Smaller items may be delivered earlier. That is how it works.
      9. Jack: Some heavywight items might take even longer. There is no guarantee that OSC will implement all use cases supported by specs. The community will sort this out.
      10. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
    3. CII Badging
      1. Trishan: Started putting togther status of most of the projects. Missing the update on SMO, O-DU and radio projects.
      2. Trishan: 2 areas missing for many project are: security/vulnerability and analytics. Only 1 project has detailed release notes. RIC project is at 94%.
      3. Mahesh: Will work on CII badging. Action Point Mahesh Jethanandanito work on CII bading for SMO project.
      4. Trishan: There is one are we need streamlining across all projects: Reporting of security vulnerabilities. May need a central security group to triage issues.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. D Release Timeline
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 02 10

Recording: 2021-02-10.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Ganesh Shenbagaraman

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Motion by Ganesh, second by John Paul. No objections. 2021-02-03 minutes approved

    2. Action Item: John Paul Lane raised a point on accumulated minutes. Ganesh to clean up the minutes going forward and make it relevant for recent updates.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. Jack: Legal team in continuing the work in addressing the concerns raised. Jack will provide an update when it is availableCopyright case to be resolved with 3GPP
    2. No update on 3GPP license. Stil being worked on.
    3. Martin: This means we will create our own use case based models in D release.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. Tracy shared a link for D relase last minute inputs
  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. Ganesh summarized the updates so far. Legal agreement due for signature from O-RAN.  Needs approval/follow-up in O-RAN. Jack will follow up.
        1. Action Point: John Murray Ganesh Shenbagaramanto close this.
    2. Maintenance release plan:
      1. Felix: Uploaded the source code. Consider the release as done.
      2. Juha raised question on code scan. No code scan was done as the changes were very minor.
      3. C release maintenance closure. Motion by Felix. Seconded by Juha. Appoved by all.
    3. Dawn Release Planning
      1. Jack: Need help in integration takss. Need a new PTL.
      2. Rittwik: Prof Ray and students from Taiwan Uty are volunteering. accounts are being set up. Need some hand holding.
      3. Felix: Will continue the interactions with Tiwant Uty team after Chinese New Year.
      4. Rittwik: Good to get alignment with TIFG on test cases and test plan
      5. Action Point: Rittwik Janato set up a meeting with TIFG.
      6. Rittwik: Will align in E release based on O-RAN MVP release: NW Slicing or Massive MIMO
      7. Need APIs have to be standardized in O-RAN WG3 (Service models)
      8. Andrea: Once basic set of features are agreed additional feartures will be easy to add.
      9. Jack: Where do we find ourselves at the end of 2021? Looking for people to be more involved and we need to set 2021 goals. What is valuable for different companies? 
      10. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
    4. CII Badging
      1. Rittwik: Projects are now updating CII status. Christian is working on a dashboard.
      2. Action Point PTLs to go through the questionnaires to know gaps by Jan 2.
        1. Near-RT RIC has started to fill the questionnaire in CII Badging page: Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badging - O-RAN SC - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org) 
        2. This needs to be done by other projects as well
        3. There are half-dozen project that at least created the template
        4. Action Point Trishan de Lanerolleupdate on CII badgin for next week
        5. Action Point Thoralf:  complete Near-RT RIC CII questionnaire (Jack: to be completed during D release)
        6. Jinri: Trishant can attend only this meeting
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. CherryTimeline
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

    1. Rittwik: Prof Ray from Taiwan Uty has volunteered for integration tasks
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 02 03

Recording:  2021-02-03.m4a


Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Ganesh Shenbagaraman

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Motion by  William Diego, second by  Ganesh Shenbagaraman . No objections. 2021-02-03 minutes approved

  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
    1. Matti: RICAPP repo request for RIC portability SDK with committers from ONF.
    2. Motion by Matti seconded by Juha. Motion approved. All "Aye" and no "Nay"
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. Copyright permission: O-RAN/Linux Foundation
      1. Jack: There were a couple of meetings this week. This is being discussed weekly Friday meeting with legal team of O-RAN and Linux Foundation. 
      2. Companies that brought up topics for discussion so far in this meeting: Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson
      3. Ericsson brought up a broader issue O-RAN, OSC and 3GPP. Discussion continuing.
      4. A joint working agreement between ETSI and O-RAN is in the process of getting approved. There is still a long way to go. 
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. No update 
    2. Actions from previous meetings Jinri: Virtual F2F - arrangement was presented
      1. Action Point: all PTLs to at least begin the process (questionnaire in CII Badging page)
      2. Action Point Jini: will request to Security TG chairs more information about security coding session, what kind of preparation and who from OSC is expected to attend.
  8. Use cases requirements in D Release.
    1. Rittwik: There were a couple of OSC related meetings in O-RAN vFTF.
    2. D-release meeting, demo by Felix, an hour for security and Mahesh presented plan for SMO.
    3. For D release we are ready to go pending 1 issue in Cheery maintenance release.
    4. Mahesh summarized his presentation in O-RAN vFTF. 3 key asks to WGs and PTLs.
    5. Implementation of NETCONF servers in each of the nodes. Mahesh can provide links to open source NETCONF servers.
    6. Ganesh: On O-DU implemention of O1 needs discussion. 
    7. Action Point: Ganesh to confirm O-DU O1 plan.
    8. Ask on YANG model: Implement these models so that SMO can configure.
    9. Ask on O1 VES model: VES generator module on each node.
    10. Jack: What are the requirements on O-Coud? Mahesh: O-Cloud doesn't provide VES interface. David and Mahesh will discusss with WG.
    11. Currently these are being sent view O2. The preferred method is VES generation.
    12. Tracy: Curently open fronthul does not generate VES data. It generates NETCONF notifications.
    13. Martin: Needs to be addressed in specifications.
    14. John-Paul: Is this not an SMO implementation issue?
    15. David (AT&T): WG4 M-plane v04.00 says VES reporting by O-RU.
    16. Martin, David, Rittwik: O-RU (Viavi) plan to support alarms for link failure use case.
    17. Rittwik, Mahesh, Tracy: NETCONF implementation in O-RU. Translation is still required. No ETA on VES support by O-RU.
    18. Rittwik, Jack: MVP package is not closed. D release planning is closed. We may cherry pick some items.
    19. Jack: Let's make intelligent progress and pick more in E release.
    20. Tracy: The process of aligning between MVP and OSC releases not there. We had impacts in C release and now in D release.
    21. Jack: There has to be a mechanism for maangign changes in data models
    22. Jack: Each project should have detailed use case and we shoudl have started development sprints.
      1. Action Jack: Correction in D release dates (schedule shown)
  9. Martin closed action item on removing direct links to pdf of specifications. This however present in the older version of Wiki pages.
  10. Maintenance release: 
    1. Felix: Only project without deployment is OTF. This should not be inlcuded in C maintenance release.
    2. John Keeney: Small update in A1. Modification in deployment page needed. Page update - John needs to check.
    3. Felix: KPI MOn doesnt generate artifacts. Zhe Huang to check.
    4. Jack: We should target a release next week.
  11. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. New O-CU PTL onboarding.
      2. Binary version of Radisys O-CU.
        1. Radisys legal document to be sent to Jack and Jinri in week of Nov 30.
        2. 2020-12-16: Ganesh sent the agreement to Jack and Jinri. Jinri to forward this to Stefan and follow up with Stefan to get this finalized. Use of a binary as a test fixture for OCU. Still a challenge to get an OCU implementing the O-RAN alliance interfaces.
        3. Rittwik: none new information from Radisys to this day
        4. Ganesh: from legal point of view all was done
        5. Rittwik: request a tuto for the binary 
        6. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman: bring into contact Rittwik with the Radisys team in charge of O-CU binary
    2. Maintenance release plan:
      1. Felix: one item from integration team that works on otf deployments scripts and still waiting for other PTLs items for maintenance release
      2. John Keeney (NONRTRIC):  none major plans for Cherry maintenance release, only minor changes on documentation
      3. Matti Hiltunen (RICAPP): couple of things on the KPI monitor to clean up (end of January)
      4. Thoralf Czichy (RIC): will check 
      5. Yingying Wang (OCU): not connected today
      6. Sachin Srivastava (ODUHIGH): none major plans for Cherry maintenance release
      7.  Zhimin Yuan (ODUHIGH): none changes need
      8. Martin Skorupski (OAM): none changes need 
      9. Alex Stancu  (SIM): none changes need  
      10. Xiaohua Zhang (INF): none major plans for Cherry maintenance release, only minor changes on documentation
      11. Mahesh Jethanandani (SMO): fix and update jira
    3. Dawn Release requirements
      1. D-release planning is ongoing
      2. Rittwik will give a short update in Jan 13th TOC meeting
        1. Rittwik: presented D-release plan and topics (last versions) → wiki.o-ran-sc.org/display/RSAC/Contributions
          1. RICAPP project
            1. Rittwik: in MVP, network slicing is addressed but slice manager is not yet part of this project, vF2F could give us more understanding of that
            2. Tracy: will share MVP info around slicing (RAN slicing)
            3. Matti: still working on traffic steering xApp, the control loop closing to the simulator O-CU is missing ( E2 control messages)
            4. Jack: it's expected to have a UC fully functional or is an incremental work?
            5. Matti: this would be basically self-contained complete from the RIC/xApp point of view 
            6. Matti: still discussion with Samsung on SDK  for Signal Storm Protection
            7. Jack: we need to clearly indicate progress and stability at the end of the D-rel (clear nomenclature e.g. version)
          2. NON-RT RIC (John Keeney)
            1. D-release plan description
            2. John Keeney: Alignment with O-RAN WGs is a primary objective (support the standardization)
            3. Jack: Each project at the end of D-release have to show clearly its acomplishment
          3. SMO project
            1. Mahesh: We should have a functional O1 interface, we need the corresponding pieces (O-CU/O-DU)
            2. Jack: lets continue this disucssion on requirement meeting and next meeting
          4. O-CU project
            1. Rittwik: none contributor for E2, Handover nor O1 functionalities
            2. Jack: Building an O-CU from scratch is a huge job for the community. Having a blackbox as for O-DU with open interfaces could cover OSC needs, it could be a better way to move forward on open interfaces test? (community can benefit having one or two black boxes for demonstrations)
            3. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman : will check if Radisys is able to provide a basic blackbox for O-CU as well (F1 interface only, E2 interface is under construction)
            4. Jack: a call of other companies having similar interest to provide a solution for open interfaces and simulators
            5. Rittwik: PTL has not confirm work items for D-Rel, TOC should take on
            6. Jack: At this point I have to escalate at the EC, this is hole in our strategy
            7. Jack: Ultimately, what we would like to get is working with serveral working O-CU and focusing in open interfaces and making as much as the open interfaces code available rather than try to build a whole O-CU
            8. Jack: Rittwik will continue discussions with Ganesh (binary) or any other company at aiming to generate software for functions listed in the presentation    
          5. Close loop automation UC
            1. Rittwik: O-RU close loop
            2. Tracy: this is an interested UC, the issue highlight is the hierarchical vs hybrid OAM model (this is clearly hybrid) and also netconf notification vs O1 consitend implementation
            3. Tracy: This is an interested blend of approaches of specifications which are not necessary consistent with each others
            4. Rittwik: not clear view on Yang Models in O-RAN
            5. Tracy: Yang models are specified, imported from 3GPP, IETF, O-RAN WGs
            6. Jack: close loop for O-DU should follow 
            7. John Keeney: this use case definitely need more work, in particular that the need of an external control loop for such recovery
          6. O-DU project
            1. Jack: How we assess where we are on the overall implementation vs specifications?
            2. Rittwik:  we need to cross check which specs has been implemented
            3. Jack:  A fundamental question in D rel. is how the NonRT RIC and the O-DU are implementing any of specifications
            4. John Keeny: NonRT RIC is implemented E2 API 1.0 excep for a couple of messages and for D rel there are working on implement E2 API 1.1.
            5. John Keeny: For A1 the plan is to implement A1-EI (NonRT RIC)
            6. Jack: Does the NonRT RIC implement O1 capabilities?
            7. John Keeny: there is an O1 mediator
            8. Rittwik: specs of O1 are not available yet, there is only apre-spec
            9. Rittwik: There is not a complet set of O1 requirements that can be implemented 
            10. Jack: this is a great topic to treat at TSC and request what is the baseline for O1 (part of MVP discussion) 
            11. Matti: the baseline is the 3GPP specs (Yang models), but there is a copyright issue
            12. Jack: Action Point Rittwik & Matti coordinate to figure out and clarify the O1 topic 
          7. Rittwik: Other projects will be cover next week
          8. Action Point Rittwik: next meeting will continue presentation focus on NearRT RIC and NonRT RIC
          9. Jack: all PTLs, please update user stories and Jira to follow up activities
          10. Jack: it's important to have a clear view on what functionalities are really progressing on D and E releases
          11. Jack: next week we will start by this topic
          12. Jack: Each project at the end of D-release have to show clearly its accomplishment to communicate effectively
      3. Jack: Where do we find ourselves at the end of 2021? Looking for people to be more involved and we need to set 2021 goals. What is valuable for different companies? 
      4. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      5. We need to expand Integration and Test activity and alignment with TIFG group. We need a new strategy in Integration and Testing and one part of that is better integration with TIFG. Ask to TOC members is to discuss with your TIFG peers in your company (if you have any) and come back next week how to better integrate with them + what is your strategy in TIFG and how that can be better leveraged in OSC? All in all more participation is needed in Integration and Test project
    4. CII Badging
      1. Jack asked all PTLs to update (Feb 03, 2021)
      2. Action Point PTLs to go through the questionnaires to know gaps by Jan 2.
        1. Near-RT RIC has started to fill the questionnaire in CII Badging page: Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badging - O-RAN SC - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org) 
        2. This needs to be done by other projects as well
        3. There are half-dozen project that at least created the template
        4. Action Point Trishan de Lanerolleupdate on CII badgin for next week
        5. Action Point Thoralf:  complete Near-RT RIC CII questionnaire (Jack: to be completed during D release)
        6. Jack: all projects, if the PTL can go and started this process
        7. Jack: We have a meeting with the securty team, 
        8. Rittwik: we can use information collected by Trishant
        9. Jinri: Trishant can attend only this meeting
      3. Liaison with Security TG to be set up
    5. O-RAN virtual meeting (from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5.) -> email from Jinri
      1. Rittwik: Request a time slots during vF2F meeting for OSC topics and how OSC will contribute
      2. Jack: one time slot for overall requirements meeting (Rittwik organise that)
      3. Rittwik: Amy request a session on CII or security (need PTLs on how move forward on that)
      4. Jack: there are:
        1. 1 hr slot – OSC D release features (point of contact, Rittwik and David Kinsey)
        2. ½ hr slot – OSC Security badging progress (with Amy Zwairco and Paul Smith)
        3. 1 hr slot – Demos showcasing Cherry features (point of contact, Felix Huang)
          1. Rittwik: Each PTLs can prepare some videos (1-2 min)
          2. Tracy: Include something about what is OTIC
        4. 1 hr slot – SMO project features and progress (point of contact, Mahesh Jethandani)
      5. Jack: any other specific topic for vF2F
        1. Rittwik : request a session on ONAP - OSC aligment to have some guidance
        2. Jack: it's fine if it focus on fonctionality
        3. Tracy: we are bringing elements from multiple open source projects & SDO, we need some guidance and to share a common understanding
        4. Rittwik: MVP aspects, hope it get more elaborated in this vF2F
        5. Action Point Rittwik: will coordinate OSC vF2F meeting slots
    6. Cooperation with ONF, OAI and ONAP
  12. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. CherryTimeline
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  13. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

    1. Jack: Annual review and voting time for TOC, review the process and view the options, there six (6) positions named by the EC
    2. Jack: Ask to other TOC members to hold some meetings about strategie about software needs (looking for one TOC member to lead discussions)
  14. Planning for Next Meeting
  15. Any Other Business (AOB)

  16. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 01 27

Recording: 2021-01-27.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): William Diego

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Sachin SrivastavaManasi (Radisys) standing in even if not listed here.

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Motion by William Diego Maza , second by  David Streibl . No objections. 2021-01-20 minutes approved

  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
    1. Matti: RICAPP repo request for RIC portability SDK with committers from ONF
      1. Matti: Thoralf proposes to add an aditional statement

      2. Jack: how ONF could contribute to OSC in areas where we are aligned, the intent is try to find how we work together, one of the items is around RIC (xApps)
      3. Matti: we are working with the architecture task force in the WG3, a contribution was pushed jointly with ONF, facebook, CMCC
      4. Jack: the objective is avoid to create another project and to try to keep alignment with projects with are related to these topics
      5. Jack: New resources coming from ONF to contribute to this project and is open to everyone to participate 
      6. John Paul Lane: portability SDK code would be used for rApps or only concentrated in xApps?
      7. Rittwik: there have been some discussions related to this topic, but not think has been approved
      8. Matti: after some discussions we realised that there are major differences (xApps and rApps), only subset of apps could run as rApp or xApps (not much active work)
      9. Thoralf: we sujets to add two statements: 1) description of components is about , 2) what this work is about, and the licence (Apache) → https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/topic/new_ricapp_repo_request/80119031
      10. Thoralf: it is requested to include statement before to validate the repo
      11. Rittwik: it's possible to state other RICs implementations that it would be compatible with?
      12. Action Point Thoralf: Clarifies statement on what is acceptable (RIC implementations)
      13. Action Point Matti : will talk with ONF and comme back by mail
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. Copyright permission proposal to be approved by O-RAN EC
      1. Jack sent updated version to TOC members before holidays and would like to get this wrapped-up in the next few weeks
      2. Please send feedback to Jack, if you have any
      3. Jack: Copyright declaration has been prepared, shared and reviewed by serveral companies, Nokia will provide more comments in comming days. 
      4. Jack: Clarification on OAI licenses is needed by legal team
      5. Jack: some feedbacks received, there is pending questioning EC and legal team on the copyrights related to IPR 
      6. JP Lane : request more details on what was requested to the EC
      7. Jack: An standing question is clarification in IPR policy about granting forward others (we are waiting for clarifications)
      8. Jinri:  in the declaration document there are nothing about IPR policy, someone is asking somehow to include any IPR related description
      9. Jack : In the O-RAN IPR agreement, clarifications on IPR rights (patents) of hypotetic case of pass forward of patent was requested
      10. John Keeny: If the patent is part of a contribution by a O-RAN member, it is cover by FRAND, but if it is part of a contribution by a non O-RAN member it's not cover by FRAND, so patents is a huge risk. It is requested some clarifications from EC
        1. Jack: The public declaration is not a licence, it is simply a statement on a public forum which say it's OK to use the copyright material in a this way and we will not pursue you on copyright infringement agains you if you use it in this way and and stay in the public forum
        2. Jinri: John, please contact O-RAN legal team to obtain clarification on this specific case 
    2. Copyright case to be resolved with 3GPP
      1. This is a little bit more complex topic and is part of the bigger 3GPP discussion handled by standards group in EC
      2. Jack: 3GPP copyright is still in process, the  collaboration agreement is a top priority
      3. Jack: no new updates
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. Jinri: MVP topic
      1. TSC has setup a dedicated committe (MVP-C) to lead the MVP work 
      2. MVP committe are planning to publish 3 MVP releases during 2021 (Feb. Jun. Nov.)
      3. Tracy: it was stated that D release is not influenced (affected) by the MVP? 
      4. Jinri: some conclusions of MVP discussion could impact release D (or not)
      5. Jinri: D rel. session next week could include some discussions on MVP
      6. Jinri: it's not sure that MVP discussion will be open to all (not decided yet)
      7. Rittwik: need clarifications on use cases of MVP 
      8. Jinri: MVP-C request that every WG sends a representative to attend regular meeting
      9. Jinri: if this MVP-C is open to everyone then we can present some requirements from OSC which UCs we need to implement, so this could impact D rel. 
      10. Tracy: based on operator survey, the MVP is prioritising uses cases and going into more detail a better alignment
      11. Jack: we need somebody to participate in MVP process (MVP-C), Rittwik and Jack will figure out who can be this person
        1. Jinri: TSC is requesting a representative from OSC → Rittwik
    2. Jinri: Virtual F2F - arrangement was presented
      1. Every day OSC has three time slots (except friday)
      2. The agenda is not completed yet, is still recorded input from several WGs, it will updated in the following days
      3. Jack: demos on monday, leaded by Felix 
      4. Jack: Regarding security badging, Trishan (Linux Foundation) is not a member of O-RAN so we need an other person to represent OSC
      5. Rittwik: Will talk with Trishan to see how solve it
      6. Action Point: all PTLs to at least begin the process (questionnaire in CII Badging page)
      7. Jack: Security coding session (Feb. 3), next meeting we need to get prepared for who should going and why should going to that session
      8. Action Point Jini: will request to Security TG chairs more information about security coding session, what kind of preparation and who from OSC is expected to attend.
    3. Jinri: during previous EC call, Jinri & Jack were requested to see the current status on TOC positions
      1. 3 vacant seats so we need to recruit
      2. EC election, some EC members gone and new members came
        1. Jinri: How this could impact our TOC composition
        2. Jack: Turn-over in April time frame, we can get started end of March 
        3. Jack: one issues we have to address is the fact that Verizon is not participating anymore
  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. New O-CU PTL onboarding.
      2. Binary version of Radisys O-CU.
        1. Radisys legal document to be sent to Jack and Jinri in week of Nov 30.
        2. 2020-12-16: Ganesh sent the agreement to Jack and Jinri. Jinri to forward this to Stefan and follow up with Stefan to get this finalized. Use of a binary as a test fixture for OCU. Still a challenge to get an OCU implementing the O-RAN alliance interfaces.
        3. Rittwik: none new information from Radisys to this day
        4. Ganesh: from legal point of view all was done
        5. Rittwik: request a tuto for the binary 
        6. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman: bring into contact Rittwik with the Radisys team in charge of O-CU binary
    2. Maintenance release plan:
      1. Felix: one item from integration team that works on otf deployments scripts and still waiting for other PTLs items for maintenance release
      2. John Keeney (NONRTRIC):  none major plans for Cherry maintenance release, only minor changes on documentation
      3. Matti Hiltunen (RICAPP): couple of things on the KPI monitor to clean up (end of January)
      4. Thoralf Czichy (RIC): will check 
      5. Yingying Wang (OCU): not connected today
      6. Sachin Srivastava (ODUHIGH): none major plans for Cherry maintenance release
      7.  Zhimin Yuan (ODUHIGH): none changes need
      8. Martin Skorupski (OAM): none changes need 
      9. Alex Stancu  (SIM): none changes need  
      10. Xiaohua Zhang (INF): none major plans for Cherry maintenance release, only minor changes on documentation
      11. Mahesh Jethanandani (SMO): fix and update jira
    3. Dawn Release requirements
      1. D-release planning is ongoing
      2. Rittwik will give a short update in Jan 13th TOC meeting
        1. Rittwik: presented D-release plan and topics (last versions) → wiki.o-ran-sc.org/display/RSAC/Contributions
          1. RICAPP project
            1. Rittwik: in MVP, network slicing is addressed but slice manager is not yet part of this project, vF2F could give us more understanding of that
            2. Tracy: will share MVP info around slicing (RAN slicing)
            3. Matti: still working on traffic steering xApp, the control loop closing to the simulator O-CU is missing ( E2 control messages)
            4. Jack: it's expected to have a UC fully functional or is an incremental work?
            5. Matti: this would be basically self-contained complete from the RIC/xApp point of view 
            6. Matti: still discussion with Samsung on SDK  for Signal Storm Protection
            7. Jack: we need to clearly indicate progress and stability at the end of the D-rel (clear nomenclature e.g. version)
          2. NON-RT RIC (John Keeney)
            1. D-release plan description
            2. John Keeney: Alignment with O-RAN WGs is a primary objective (support the standardization)
            3. Jack: Each project at the end of D-release have to show clearly its acomplishment
          3. SMO project
            1. Mahesh: We should have a functional O1 interface, we need the corresponding pieces (O-CU/O-DU)
            2. Jack: lets continue this disucssion on requirement meeting and next meeting
          4. O-CU project
            1. Rittwik: none contributor for E2, Handover nor O1 functionalities
            2. Jack: Building an O-CU from scratch is a huge job for the community. Having a blackbox as for O-DU with open interfaces could cover OSC needs, it could be a better way to move forward on open interfaces test? (community can benefit having one or two black boxes for demonstrations)
            3. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman : will check if Radisys is able to provide a basic blackbox for O-CU as well (F1 interface only, E2 interface is under construction)
            4. Jack: a call of other companies having similar interest to provide a solution for open interfaces and simulators
            5. Rittwik: PTL has not confirm work items for D-Rel, TOC should take on
            6. Jack: At this point I have to escalate at the EC, this is hole in our strategy
            7. Jack: Ultimately, what we would like to get is working with serveral working O-CU and focusing in open interfaces and making as much as the open interfaces code available rather than try to build a whole O-CU
            8. Jack: Rittwik will continue discussions with Ganesh (binary) or any other company at aiming to generate software for functions listed in the presentation    
          5. Close loop automation UC
            1. Rittwik: O-RU close loop
            2. Tracy: this is an interested UC, the issue highlight is the hierarchical vs hybrid OAM model (this is clearly hybrid) and also netconf notification vs O1 consitend implementation
            3. Tracy: This is an interested blend of approaches of specifications which are not necessary consistent with each others
            4. Rittwik: not clear view on Yang Models in O-RAN
            5. Tracy: Yang models are specified, imported from 3GPP, IETF, O-RAN WGs
            6. Jack: close loop for O-DU should follow 
            7. John Keeney: this use case definitely need more work, in particular that the need of an external control loop for such recovery
          6. O-DU project
            1. Jack: How we assess where we are on the overall implementation vs specifications?
            2. Rittwik:  we need to cross check which specs has been implemented
            3. Jack:  A fundamental question in D rel. is how the NonRT RIC and the O-DU are implementing any of specifications
            4. John Keeny: NonRT RIC is implemented E2 API 1.0 excep for a couple of messages and for D rel there are working on implement E2 API 1.1.
            5. John Keeny: For A1 the plan is to implement A1-EI (NonRT RIC)
            6. Jack: Does the NonRT RIC implement O1 capabilities?
            7. John Keeny: there is an O1 mediator
            8. Rittwik: specs of O1 are not available yet, there is only apre-spec
            9. Rittwik: There is not a complet set of O1 requirements that can be implemented 
            10. Jack: this is a great topic to treat at TSC and request what is the baseline for O1 (part of MVP discussion) 
            11. Matti: the baseline is the 3GPP specs (Yang models), but there is a copyright issue
            12. Jack: Action Point Rittwik & Matti coordinate to figure out and clarify the O1 topic 
          7. Rittwik: Other projects will be cover next week
          8. Action Point Rittwik: next meeting will continue presentation focus on NearRT RIC and NonRT RIC
          9. Jack: all PTLs, please update user stories and Jira to follow up activities
          10. Jack: it's important to have a clear view on what functionalities are really progressing on D and E releases
          11. Jack: next week we will start by this topic
          12. Jack: Each project at the end of D-release have to show clearly its accomplishment to communicate effectively
      3. Jack: Where do we find ourselves at the end of 2021? Looking for people to be more involved and we need to set 2021 goals. What is valuable for different companies? 
      4. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      5. We need to expand Integration and Test activity and alignment with TIFG group. We need a new strategy in Integration and Testing and one part of that is better integration with TIFG. Ask to TOC members is to discuss with your TIFG peers in your company (if you have any) and come back next week how to better integrate with them + what is your strategy in TIFG and how that can be better leveraged in OSC? All in all more participation is needed in Integration and Test project
    4. CII Badging
      1. Action Point PTLs to go through the questionnaires to know gaps by Jan 2.
        1. Near-RT RIC has started to fill the questionnaire in CII Badging page: Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badging - O-RAN SC - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org) 
        2. This needs to be done by other projects as well
        3. There are half-dozen project that at least created the template
        4. Action Point Trishan de Lanerolleupdate on CII badgin for next week
        5. Action Point Thoralf:  complete Near-RT RIC CII questionnaire (Jack: to be completed during D release)
        6. Jack: all projects, if the PTL can go and started this process
        7. Jack: We have a meeting with the securty team, 
        8. Rittwik: we can use information collected by Trishant
        9. Jinri: Trishant can attend only this meeting
      2. Liaison with Security TG to be set up
    5. O-RAN virtual meeting (from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5.) -> email from Jinri
      1. Rittwik: Request a time slots during vF2F meeting for OSC topics and how OSC will contribute
      2. Jack: one time slot for overall requirements meeting (Rittwik organise that)
      3. Rittwik: Amy request a session on CII or security (need PTLs on how move forward on that)
      4. Jack: there are:
        1. 1 hr slot – OSC D release features (point of contact, Rittwik and David Kinsey)
        2. ½ hr slot – OSC Security badging progress (with Amy Zwairco and Paul Smith)
        3. 1 hr slot – Demos showcasing Cherry features (point of contact, Felix Huang)
          1. Rittwik: Each PTLs can prepare some videos (1-2 min)
          2. Tracy: Include something about what is OTIC
        4. 1 hr slot – SMO project features and progress (point of contact, Mahesh Jethandani)
      5. Jack: any other specific topic for vF2F
        1. Rittwik : request a session on ONAP - OSC aligment to have some guidance
        2. Jack: it's fine if it focus on fonctionality
        3. Tracy: we are bringing elements from multiple open source projects & SDO, we need some guidance and to share a common understanding
        4. Rittwik: MVP aspects, hope it get more elaborated in this vF2F
        5. Action Point Rittwik: will coordinate OSC vF2F meeting slots
    6. Cooperation with ONF, OAI and ONAP
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. CherryTimeline
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

    1. Jack: Annual review and voting time for TOC, review the process and view the options, there six (6) positions named by the EC
    2. Jack: Ask to other TOC members to hold some meetings about strategie about software needs (looking for one TOC member to lead discussions)
  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

    1. Action Point Thoralf: Clarifies statement on what is acceptable (RIC implementations)
    2. Action Point Matti : will talk with ONF and comme back by mail

2021 01 20

Recording: 2021-01-20.m4a

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): William Diego

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Motion by William Diego Maza , second by JP Lane  . No objections. 2021-01-13 minutes approved

  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
    1. Matti Hiltunen new repo for ONF collaboration (coordination ongoing)
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. Copyright permission proposal to be approved by O-RAN EC
      1. Jack sent updated version to TOC members before holidays and would like to get this wrapped-up in the next few weeks
      2. Please send feedback to Jack, if you have any
      3. Jack: Copyright declaration has been prepared, shared and reviewed by serveral companies, Nokia will provide more comments in comming days. 
      4. Jack: Clarification on OAI licenses is needed by legal team
      5. Jack: some feedbacks received, there is pending questioning EC and legal team on the copyrights related to IPR 
      6. JP Lane : request more details on what was requested to the EC
      7. Jack: An standing question is clarification in IPR policy about granting forward others (we are waiting for clarifications)
      8. Jinri:  in the declaration document there are nothing about IPR policy, someone is asking somehow to include any IPR related description
      9. Jack : In the O-RAN IPR agreement, clarifications on IPR rights (patents) of hypotetic case of pass forward of patent was requested
      10. John Keeny: If the patent is part of a contribution by a O-RAN member, it is cover by FRAND, but if it is part of a contribution by a non O-RAN member it's not cover by FRAND, so patents is a huge risk. It is requested some clarifications from EC
        1. Jack: The public declaration is not a licence, it is simply a statement on a public forum which say it's OK to use the copyright material in a this way and we will not pursue you on copyright infringement agains you if you use it in this way and and stay in the public forum
        2. Jinri: John, please contact O-RAN legal team to obtain clarification on this specific case 
    2. Copyright case to be resolved with 3GPP
      1. This is a little bit more complex topic and is part of the bigger 3GPP discussion handled by standards group in EC
      2. Jack: 3GPP copyright is still in process, the  collaboration agreement is a top priority
      3. Jack: no new updates
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. Jinri: MVP topic
      1. TSC has setup a dedicated committe (MVP-C) to lead the MVP work 
      2. MVP committe are planning to publish 3 MVP releases during 2021 (Feb. Jun. Nov.)
      3. Tracy: it was stated that D release is not influenced (affected) by the MVP? 
      4. Jinri: some conclusions of MVP discussion could impact release D (or not)
      5. Jinri: D rel. session next week could include some discussions on MVP
      6. Jinri: it's not sure that MVP discussion will be open to all (not decided yet)
      7. Rittwik: need clarifications on use cases of MVP 
      8. Jinri: MVP-C request that every WG sends a representative to attend regular meeting
      9. Jinri: if this MVP-C is open to everyone then we can present some requirements from OSC which UCs we need to implement, so this could impact D rel. 
      10. Tracy: based on operator survey, the MVP is prioritising uses cases and going into more detail a better alignment
      11. Jack: we need somebody to participate in MVP process, Rittwik and Jack will figure out who can be this person
    2. Jinri: Virtual F2F - arrangement was presented
      1. Every day OSC has three time slots (except friday)
      2. The agenda is not completed yet, is still recorded input from several WGs, it will updated in the following days
      3. Jack: demos on monday, leaded by Felix 
      4. Jack: Regarding security badging, Trishan (Linux Foundation) is not a member of O-RAN so we need an other person to represent OSC
      5. Rittwik: Will talk with Trishan to see how solve it
      6. Action Point: all PTLs to at least begin the process (questionnaire in CII Badging page)
      7. Jack: Security coding session (Feb. 3), next meeting we need to get prepared for who should going and why should going to that session
      8. Action Point Jini: will request to Security TG chairs more information about security coding session, what kind of preparation and who from OSC is expected to attend.
    3. Jinri: during previous EC call, Jinri & Jack were requested to see the current status on TOC positions
      1. 3 vacant seats so we need to recruit
      2. EC election, some EC members gone and new members came
        1. Jinri: How this could impact our TOC composition
        2. Jack: Turn-over in April time frame, we can get started end of March 
        3. Jack: one issues we have to address is the fact that Verizon is not participating anymore
  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. New O-CU PTL onboarding.
      2. Binary version of Radisys O-CU.
        1. Radisys legal document to be sent to Jack and Jinri in week of Nov 30.
        2. 2020-12-16: Ganesh sent the agreement to Jack and Jinri. Jinri to forward this to Stefan and follow up with Stefan to get this finalized. Use of a binary as a test fixture for OCU. Still a challenge to get an OCU implementing the O-RAN alliance interfaces.
        3. Rittwik: none new information from Radisys to this day
        4. Ganesh: from legal point of view all was done
        5. Rittwik: request a tuto for the binary 
        6. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman: bring into contact Rittwik with the Radisys team in charge of O-CU binary
    2. Maintenance release plan:
      1. Felix: one item from integration team that works on otf deployments scripts and still waiting for other PTLs items for maintenance release
      2. John Keeney (NONRTRIC):  none major plans for Cherry maintenance release, only minor changes on documentation
      3. Matti Hiltunen (RICAPP): couple of things on the KPI monitor to clean up (end of January)
      4. Thoralf Czichy (RIC): will check 
      5. Yingying Wang (OCU): not connected today
      6. Sachin Srivastava (ODUHIGH): none major plans for Cherry maintenance release
      7.  Zhimin Yuan (ODUHIGH): none changes need
      8. Martin Skorupski (OAM): none changes need 
      9. Alex Stancu  (SIM): none changes need  
      10. Xiaohua Zhang (INF): none major plans for Cherry maintenance release, only minor changes on documentation
      11. Mahesh Jethanandani (SMO): fix and update jira
    3. Dawn Release requirements
      1. D-release planning is ongoing
      2. Rittwik will give a short update in Jan 13th TOC meeting
        1. Rittwik: presented D-release plan and topics → https://wiki.o-ran-sc.org/download/attachments/3604609/Dawn_rel_v4.3.pptx?api=v2
          1. RICAPP project
            1. Rittwik: in MVP, network slicing is addressed but slice manager is not yet part of this project, vF2F could give us more understanding of that
            2. Tracy: will share MVP info around slicing (RAN slicing)
          2. O-CU project
            1. Rittwik: none contributor for E2, Handover nor O1 functionalities
            2. Jack: Building an O-CU from scratch is a huge job for the community. Having a blackbox as for O-DU with open interfaces could cover OSC needs, it could be a better way to move forward on open interfaces test? (community can benefit having one or two black boxes for demonstrations)
            3. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman : will check if Radisys is able to provide a basic blackbox for O-CU as well (F1 interface only, E2 interface is under construction)
            4. Jack: a call of other companies having similar interest to provide a solution for open interfaces and simulators
          3. Close loop automation UC
            1. Rittwik: O-RU close loop
            2. Tracy: this is an interested UC, the issue highlight is the hierarchical vs hybrid OAM model (this is clearly hybrid) and also netconf notification vs O1 consitend implementation
            3. Tracy: This is an interested blend of approaches of specifications which are not necessary consistent with each others
            4. Rittwik: not clear view on Yang Models in O-RAN
            5. Tracy: Yang models are specified, imported from 3GPP, IETF, O-RAN WGs
            6. Jack: close loop for O-DU should follow 
          4. O-DU project
            1. Jack: How we assess where we are on the overall implementation vs specifications?
            2. Rittwik:  we need to cross check which specs has been implemented
            3. Jack:  A fundamental question in D rel. is how the NonRT RIC and the O-DU are implementing any of specifications
            4. John Keeny: NonRT RIC is implemented E2 API 1.0 excep for a couple of messages and for D rel there are working on implement E2 API 1.1.
            5. John Keeny: For A1 the plan is to implement A1-EI (NonRT RIC)
            6. Jack: Does the NonRT RIC implement O1 capabilities?
            7. John Keeny: there is an O1 mediator
            8. Rittwik: specs of O1 are not available yet, there is only apre-spec
            9. Rittwik: There is not a complet set of O1 requirements that can be implemented 
            10. Jack: this is a great topic to treat at TSC and request what is the baseline for O1 (part of MVP discussion) 
            11. Matti: the baseline is the 3GPP specs (Yang models), but there is a copyright issue
            12. Jack: Action Point Rittwik & Matti coordinate to figure out and clarify the O1 topic 
          5. Rittwik: Other projects will be cover next week
          6. Action Point Rittwik: next meeting will continue presentation focus on NearRT RIC and NonRT RIC
          7. Jack: all PTLs, please update user stories and Jira to follow up activities
          8. Jack: it's important to have a clear view on what functionalities are really progressing on D and E releases
          9. Jack: next week we will start by this topic
      3. Jack: Where do we find ourselves at the end of 2021? Looking for people to be more involved and we need to set 2021 goals. What is valuable for different companies? 
      4. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      5. We need to expand Integration and Test activity and alignment with TIFG group. We need a new strategy in Integration and Testing and one part of that is better integration with TIFG. Ask to TOC members is to discuss with your TIFG peers in your company (if you have any) and come back next week how to better integrate with them + what is your strategy in TIFG and how that can be better leveraged in OSC? All in all more participation is needed in Integration and Test project
    4. CII Badging
      1. Action Point PTLs to go through the questionnaires to know gaps by Jan 2.
        1. Near-RT RIC has started to fill the questionnaire in CII Badging page: Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badging - O-RAN SC - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org) 
        2. This needs to be done by other projects as well
        3. There are half-dozen project that at least created the template
        4. Action Point Trishan de Lanerolleupdate on CII badgin for next week
        5. Action Point Thoralf:  complete Near-RT RIC CII questionnaire (Jack: to be completed during D release)
        6. Jack: all projects, if the PTL can go and started this process
      2. Liaison with Security TG to be set up
    5. O-RAN virtual meeting (from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5.) -> email from Jinri
      1. Rittwik: Request a time slots during vF2F meeting for OSC topics and how OSC will contribute
      2. Jack: one time slot for overall requirements meeting (Rittwik organise that)
      3. Rittwik: Amy request a session on CII or security (need PTLs on how move forward on that)
      4. Jack: there are:
        1. 1 hr slot – OSC D release features (point of contact, Rittwik and David Kinsey)
        2. ½ hr slot – OSC Security badging progress (with Amy Zwairco and Paul Smith)
        3. 1 hr slot – Demos showcasing Cherry features (point of contact, Felix Huang)
          1. Rittwik: Each PTLs can prepare some videos (1-2 min)
          2. Tracy: Include something about what is OTIC
        4. 1 hr slot – SMO project features and progress (point of contact, Mahesh Jethandani)
      5. Jack: any other specific topic for vF2F
        1. Rittwik : request a session on ONAP - OSC aligment to have some guidance
        2. Jack: it's fine if it focus on fonctionality
        3. Tracy: we are bringing elements from multiple open source projects & SDO, we need some guidance and to share a common understanding
        4. Rittwik: MVP aspects, hope it get more elaborated in this vF2F
        5. Action Point Rittwik: will coordinate OSC vF2F meeting slots
    6. Cooperation with ONF, OAI and ONAP
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. CherryTimeline
    3. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    4. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    5. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting
  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

    1. Action Point: all PTLs to at least begin the process (questionnaire in CII Badging page)
    2. Action Point Jini: will request to Security TG chairs more information about security coding session, what kind of preparation and who from OSC is expected to attend.
    3. Action Point Rittwik & Matti coordinate to figure out and clarify the O1 topic

2021 01 13

Recording: 2021-01-13-toc.mp4

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): William Diego

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Motion by Juha, second by David. No objections. 2021-01-06 minutes approved

  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
    1. New item: Felix : each PTL shares its plan for Cherry maintenance release
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. Copyright permission proposal to be approved by O-RAN EC
      1. Jack sent updated version to TOC members before holidays and would like to get this wrapped-up in the next few weeks
      2. Please send feedback to Jack, if you have any
      3. Jack: Copyright declaration has been prepared, shared and reviewed by serveral companies, Nokia will provide more comments in comming days. 
      4. Jack: Clarification on OAI licenses is needed by legal team
    2. Copyright case to be resolved with 3GPP
      1. This is a little bit more complex topic and is part of the bigger 3GPP discussion handled by standards group in EC
      2. Jack: 3GPP copyright is still in process, the  collaboration agreement is a top priority
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. OSC Cherry blog post and PR
      1. Jack: blog post and PR were approved by the EC and have been posted, the Cherry release is now complete
    2. We need to produce a session (middle/end of Jan) for O-RAN alliance to show what we achieved in Cherry and look for their feedback
      1. Action Point Rittwik: Reach out Jinri and Paul to sort this out
      2. Jack: Virtual F2F is the next important event, the requirements and Software Architecture team lead that discussion, some demos are planned to show OSC progress
  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. New O-CU PTL onboarding.
      2. Binary version of Radisys O-CU.
        1. Radisys legal document to be sent to Jack and Jinri in week of Nov 30.
        2. 2020-12-16: Ganesh sent the agreement to Jack and Jinri. Jinri to forward this to Stefan and follow up with Stefan to get this finalized. Use of a binary as a test fixture for OCU. Still a challenge to get an OCU implementing the O-RAN alliance interfaces.
        3. Rittwik: none new information from Radisys to this day
        4. Ganesh: from legal point of view all was done
        5. Rittwik: request a tuto for the binary 
        6. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman: bring into contact Rittwik with the Radisys team in charge of O-CU binary
    2. Maintenance release plan:
      1. Felix: one item from integration team that works on otf deployments scripts and still waiting for other PTLs items for maintenance release
      2. John Keeney (NONRTRIC):  none major plans for Cherry maintenance release, only minor changes on documentation
      3. Matti Hiltunen (RICAPP): couple of things on the KPI monitor to clean up (end of January)
      4. Thoralf Czichy (RIC): will check 
      5. Yingying Wang (OCU): not connected today
      6. Sachin Srivastava (ODUHIGH): none major plans for Cherry maintenance release
      7.  Zhimin Yuan (ODUHIGH): none changes need
      8. Martin Skorupski (OAM): none changes need 
      9. Alex Stancu  (SIM): none changes need  
      10. Xiaohua Zhang (INF): none major plans for Cherry maintenance release, only minor changes on documentation
      11. Mahesh Jethanandani (SMO): fix and update jira
    3. Dawn Release requirements
      1. D-release planning is ongoing
      2. Rittwik will give a short update in Jan 13th TOC meeting
        1. Rittwik: presented D-release plan and topics → https://wiki.o-ran-sc.org/download/attachments/3604609/Dawn_rel_v4.3.pptx?api=v2
          1. RICAPP project
            1. Rittwik: in MVP, network slicing is addressed but slice manager is not yet part of this project, vF2F could give us more understanding of that
            2. Tracy: will share MVP info around slicing (RAN slicing)
          2. O-CU project
            1. Rittwik: none contributor for E2, Handover nor O1 functionalities
            2. Jack: Building an O-CU from scratch is a huge job for the community. Having a blackbox as for O-DU with open interfaces could cover OSC needs, it could be a better way to move forward on open interfaces test? (community can benefit having one or two black boxes for demonstrations)
            3. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman : will check if Radisys is able to provide a basic blackbox for O-CU as well (F1 interface only, E2 interface is under construction)
            4. Jack: a call of other companies having similar interest to provide a solution for open interfaces and simulators
          3. Close loop automation UC
            1. Rittwik: O-RU close loop
            2. Tracy: this is an interested UC, the issue highlight is the hierarchical vs hybrid OAM model (this is clearly hybrid) and also netconf notification vs O1 consitend implementation
            3. Tracy: This is an interested blend of approaches of specifications which are not necessary consistent with each others
            4. Rittwik: not clear view on Yang Models in O-RAN
            5. Tracy: Yang models are specified, imported from 3GPP, IETF, O-RAN WGs
            6. Jack: close loop for O-DU should follow
          4. Rittwik: Other projects will be cover next week
          5. Action Point Rittwik: next meeting will continue presentation focus on NearRT RIC and NonRT RIC
          6. Jack: all PTLs, please update user stories and Jira to follow up activities
          7. Jack: it's important to have a clear view on what functionalities are really progressing on D and E releases
      3. Jack: Where do we find ourselves at the end of 2021? Looking for people to be more involved and we need to set 2021 goals. What is valuable for different companies? 
      4. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      5. We need to expand Integration and Test activity and alignment with TIFG group. We need a new strategy in Integration and Testing and one part of that is better integration with TIFG. Ask to TOC members is to discuss with your TIFG peers in your company (if you have any) and come back next week how to better integrate with them + what is your strategy in TIFG and how that can be better leveraged in OSC? All in all more participation is needed in Integration and Test project
    4. CII Badging
      1. Action Point PTLs to go through the questionnaires to know gaps by Jan 2.
        1. Near-RT RIC has started to fill the questionnaire in CII Badging page: Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badging - O-RAN SC - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org) 
        2. This needs to be done by other projects as well
        3. There are half-dozen project that at least created the template
        4. Action Point Trishan de Lanerolleupdate on CII badgin for next week
        5. Action Point Thoralf:  complete Near-RT RIC CII questionnaire (Jack: to be completed during D release)
      2. Liaison with Security TG to be set up
    5. O-RAN virtual meeting (from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5.) -> email from Jinri
      1. Rittwik: Request a time slots during vF2F meeting for OSC topics and how OSC will contribute 
      2. Jack: one time slot for overall requirements meeting (Rittwik organise that)
      3. Rittwik: Amy request a session on CII or security (need PTLs on how move forward on that)
      4. Jack: there are:
        1. 1 hr slot – OSC D release features (point of contact, Rittwik and David Kinsey)
        2. ½ hr slot – OSC Security badging progress (with Amy Zwairco and Paul Smith)
        3. 1 hr slot – Demos showcasing Cherry features (point of contact, Felix Huang)
          1. Rittwik: Each PTLs can prepare some videos (1-2 min)
          2. Tracy: Include something about what is OTIC
        4. 1 hr slot – SMO project features and progress (point of contact, Mahesh Jethandani)
      5. Jack: any other specific topic for vF2F
        1. Rittwik : request a session on ONAP - OSC aligment to have some guidance
        2. Jack: it's fine if it focus on fonctionality
        3. Tracy: we are bringing elements from multiple open source projects & SDO, we need some guidance and to share a common understanding
        4. Rittwik: MVP aspects, hope it get more elaborated in this vF2F
        5. Action Point Rittwik: will coordinate OSC vF2F meeting slots
    6. Cooperation with ONF, OAI and ONAP
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)

    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. CherryTimeline
    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting

  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

    1. Action Point Ganesh Shenbagaraman: bring into contact Rittwik with the Radisys team in charge of O-CU binary
    2. Action Point Trishan de Lanerolleupdate on CII badgin for next week
    3. Action Point Thoralf:  complete Near-RT RIC CII questionnaire (Jack: to be completed during D release)
    4. Action Point Rittwik: will coordinate OSC vF2F meeting slots
    5. Action Point Rittwik: next meeting will continue presentation focus on NearRT RIC and NonRT RIC

2021 01 06

Recording: 2021-01-06_toc.mp4

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Juha Oravainen

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    Rittwik Jana


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    Weichen Ni


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Sachin Srivastava

    Verizon

    Viswa Kumar


    Kristen Young


    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   // Yes, we have a quorum and can vote on activities.

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Motion by Juha, second by David. No objections. 2020-12-16 minutes approved

  4. Review of Today's Agenda.
  5. Release Votes and Approval.
    1. Matti requested a new repo for the RIC performance benchmarking xApp called “bouncer”
      1. Decision: Motion by Matti, second by Masafumi. No objections. New repo for xApp called bouncer approved
  6. Copyright update. 
    1. Copyright permission proposal to be approved by O-RAN EC
      1. Jack sent updated version to TOC members before holidays and would like to get this wrapped-up in the next few weeks
      2. Please send feedback to Jack, if you have any
    2. Copyright case to be resolved with 3GPP
      1. This is a little bit more complex topic and is part of the bigger 3GPP discussion handled by standards group in EC
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)

    1. OSC Cherry blog post and PR
      1. This is supposed to go out most obviously next Monday (Jan 11th)
    2. We need to produce a session (middle/end of Jan) for O-RAN alliance to show what we achieved in Cherry and look for their feedback
      1. Action Point Rittwik: Reach out Jinri and Paul to sort this out
  8. Status of Open Action Items (Old Business).

    1. O-CU development and O-CU for Cherry traffic steering use-cases.
      1. New O-CU PTL onboarding.
      2. Binary version of Radisys O-CU.
        1. Radisys legal document to be sent to Jack and Jinri in week of Nov 30.
        2. 2020-12-16: Ganesh sent the agreement to Jack and Jinri. Jinri to forward this to Stefan and follow up with Stefan to get this finalized. Use of a binary as a test fixture for OCU. Still a challenge to get an OCU implementing the O-RAN alliance interfaces.
    2. Cherry deliverable summary page (see  Cherry Release (Dec 2020)) . Update once a month and review on first TOC call of a month.
      1. PTLs to keep summary page for Cherry release current and up-to-date. 
      2. 2020-12-16: Close this
    3. Dawn Release requirements
      1. D-release planning is ongoing
      2. Rittwik will give a short update in Jan 13th TOC meeting
      3. Jack: Where do we find ourselves at the end of 2021? Looking for people to be more involved and we need to set 2021 goals. What is valuable for different companies? 
      4. Action Point TOC members and whole community to indicate what do we really need to deliver in D- and E-releases to be successful and useful?
      5. We need to expand Integration and Test activity and alignment with TIFG group. We need a new strategy in Integration and Testing and one part of that is better integration with TIFG. Ask to TOC members is to discuss with your TIFG peers in your company (if you have any) and come back next week how to better integrate with them + what is your strategy in TIFG and how that can be better leveraged in OSC? All in all more participation is needed in Integration and Test project
    4. "E" Release naming.
      1. Jack proposed to continue with only letters. Decision: No objections, proposal was approved
    5. CII Badging
      1. Action Point PTLs to go through the questionnaires to know gaps by Jan 2.
        1. Near-RT RIC has started to fill the questionnaire in CII Badging page: Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Badging - O-RAN SC - Confluence (o-ran-sc.org) 
        2. This needs to be done by other projects as well
      2. Liaison with Security TG to be set up
    6. Cooperation with ONF, OAI and ONAP.
      1. ONF co-operation is going on. Please check chapter 9dii5 (RICAPP) below
      2. OAI: we continue to have meetings with OAI
      3. ONAP: EC has been very clear that they prefer to leverage upstream projects but keep O-RAN work in O-RAN community (configuration files, Jira process etc)
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)

    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. CherryTimeline
    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

    3. Zhe Huang (Felix) Integration and Test

    4. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers

      1. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      2. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

        1. In the Cherry release the instructions for users are available on how to run Traffic Steering in combination of xApps
        2. Anomaly Detection flow is a separate. There are instructions how to run that, too
        3. People should be able to download these and follow the instructions
        4. In D-release we should have xApps from four different companies
        5. New activity around xApp SDK
          1. ONF would work with RICAPP project to build a portable prototype SDK that would allow xApps that are build on different RIC platforms
          2. Jack: This is an effort kicked-off by EC to better align OSC and ONF. Even if we have more than one RIC platform, xApps should be interoperable between them. ONF has agreed to contribute resources to help make that happen rather than to create a whole new project. We try to do this under RICAPP. This might have some impact to rApps, too
          3. WG1 and WG3 are involved. John-Paul: we should involve also WG2
      3. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      4. Yingying Wang O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      5. Sachin Srivastava O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      6. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)   

      7. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      8. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      9. Xiaohua Zhang Infrastructure (INF)

      10. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      11. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      12. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)

  10. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items.

  11. Planning for Next Meeting

  12. Any Other Business (AOB)

  13. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)


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  1. The "Zoom Meeting Recording" link under the "2019 05 01" Meeting minutes points to an O-RAN-SC charter PDF instead of the expected .MP4 file

    1. Ranny Haiby  I have updated the link to the correct link.  Thanks for catching!

  2. The "Zoom Meeting Recording" link under the "2019 0515" Meeting minutes points to 2019 0508 meeting recording.MP4 file.


  3. Jun Hyuk Song , I was unable to upload the May 15 recorded zoom meeting.  I opened a trouble ticket.  I'll keep you posted.

  4. I suggest creating one sub page per week to record meeting minutes to prevent scroll overflow of this page.

    1. Viswanath Kumar Skand Priya Yes, All archived minutes are on the side navigation.  This page is reserved for future meetings.

  5. July 3rd 7.2 recording is the same as June 26th.  Actually, Jinri explained meeting results with David & Inspur, and Xiaohua Zhang from Wind River confirmed the cooperation with Inspur on StarlingX. Jack concerned about the relationship between upstream and OSC, suggested Inspur to do work different from upstream in OSC. So it is better to revise it.

  6. gao xian , thank you for bringing the issue to my attention.  I have updated the video file.  The meeting has been archived.  2019 07 03.  Good luck!

  7. Farheen Cefalu

    A few comments on Aug. 7 meeting minute.


    1, throughout the whole minute, it should be "O-RAN" instead of "ORAN";

    2, In New business → POC and Spec investigation from EC discussion: it should be "MWC" instead of "NWC". There are 3 such occurrence. 

    3, In 5.d.3 regarding Ganesh and Alex's AP: it should be ODU instead of ODL;


  8. Farheen Cefalu


    One more comment regarding the Aug. 7 minute.


    On the last AP, the POC could be video, ppt, or live/static demo

  9. Farheen Cefalu


    The numbering of 0828's agenda looks not correct...

  10. the links of recording after the meeting 2020 08 05 are all point to a wrong file.