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

lesson 4 • never ignore your support structure • your distribution route can be critical to success

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Lesson 4

Never ignore your support structure

Xen needed cooperation from Distributions to be
properly supported

The relationship with the distributions was allowed to
stagnate; it was not continuously cultivated

When one distribution invested in another Open Source
virtualization solution, other distributions were swayed

Your distribution route can be critical to success

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