Our open source values line up with F5’s broader ways of working, known collectively as BeF5 behaviors and LeadF5 principles.
We boldly raise the bar. We reject the status quo, generate innovation, and continuously pursue higher levels of impact.
We create a more diverse and inclusive F5. We listen to each other, withhold judgement, and embrace differences with humility and respect.
We help each other thrive. We create a supportive environment where we can show up as human beings with aspirations, vulnerabilities, and demands beyond F5.
F5 creates, supports, and contributes to open source software that empowers individuals and organizations to solve problems, innovate, and collaborate in a transparent and inclusive way. Open source is a powerful force for positive change in the world and we are committed to building sustainable communities of developers, users, and contributors. Our goal is to foster a culture of sharing, learning, and continuous improvement that enables people to build the future they want to see both internally and externally.
Sustaining the spirit of collaboration and innovation
F5 became a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to actively engage in the cloud-native community and to commit to furthering critical infrastructure.November 2017
F5 finalized the acquisition of NGINX, an open source leader in application delivery.May 2019
Along with several other industry leaders, F5 joined the Open Source Security Foundation to focus on improving the security posture of critical open source software and supply chains.March 2022
F5, alongside other industry partners, launched the Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) initiative under the Linux Foundation, aimed at creating an open standard for managing and applying infrastructure services to emerging IPU/DPU hardware.June 2022
F5 started showcasing our continued commitment to open source and our ongoing community engagements on our open source homepage.May 2023
F5 NGINX embraced WebAssembly, and its impact on web applications, by joining the ByteCode Alliance.June 2023
NGINX released an open source module that supports distributed tracing on OpenTelemetry with a focus on performant request tracing.August 2023
F5 contributed approximately 40,000 lines of code to double the compressibility of the OpenTelemetry protocol, reducing the costs of exporting data from data centers, clouds, and edge locations to a telemetry platform by up to half.September 2023
NGINX Unit v1.31.0 introduced a Technology Preview for server-side WebAssemblySeptember 2023
The launch of NGINX Gateway Fabric enabled users to start using the Gateway API in Kubernetes clusters while leveraging NGINX as a data plane.November 2023