Q: When did/will this merger become effective?

A: In October 2016, Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Boards of Directors signed an Affiliation Agreement with the intent to merge as a single organization under the ONF name. Joint operations, including sharing of personnel resources and operations began in October 2016 under the direction of Executive Director Guru Parulkar. The legal merger of ONF and ON.Lab will be completed in late 2017.