The P4 Language Consortium is open to participation by any individual or organization willing and able to make an active and material contribution to the following objectives:

  • Build a thriving open source community dedicated to the use and improvement of the P4 language.
  • Utilize P4 to describe how a forwarding plane should process packets.
  • Promote standardization and improvement of the P4 language
  • Enable industry participants to develop new technologies that function in accordance with the specification.
  • Benefit consumers and the industry by facilitating adoption of the P4 language.


Becoming a member is free and easy:

  1. Download the membership agreement here.
  2. Fill it out and sign the appropriate section, Institutional or Indivdual.
  3. Scan the signed agreement and send it to [email protected].


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