Since 2014, the bulk of development work on pefSONAR has been funded and carried out by a development partnership. Each of the partners has a vested interest in the success of perfSONAR, either because they use it in running their own networks, represent members who do or service organizations who use it.
The existence of the partnership has provided a stable base for perfSONAR and served as a reliable source for enhancements, bug fixes and security patches.
Being an open-source project, perfSONAR’s users are welcome to make modifications to suit their needs, and the project welcomes contributions that are of general interest to the user base. Dozens of organizations and individuals have contributed code and insight to perfSONAR.