How to (Almost) Kill a Successful Project and Bring It Back to Life Again: Lessons Learned from the Xen Project (37 pages)

a conscious reversal in direction • about 2 years ago, a new direction was plotted

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A Conscious Reversal in Direction

About 2 years ago, a new direction was plotted

Citrix decided it wanted to understand FOSS and
reinvigorate the Xen community

The company began to hire FOSS-savvy people to
reconnect with the community and with users

Brought about efforts to birth Apache CloudStack,
OpenDaylight, and to move the Xen Project under
the Linux Foundation

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