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

lesson 6 • having a foss company backing you is no guarantee

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Lesson 6

Having a FOSS company backing you is no
guarantee

Even FOSS-centric companies can be sold

Sometimes they are sold to other FOSS companies (e.g.,
JBoss, Gluster)

Sometimes they are sold to closed source companies
(e.g., MySQL, Xen, Cassatt)

If a project won’t survive without FOSS company
backing, consider options (e.g., Linux Foundation)

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