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

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Lesson 7

In FOSS, there is no such thing as autopilot

Intent is critical

If you are not planning to succeed, you are planning to
fail

Great software is not enough; you can have the best
technical solution, but if a “big dog” starts throwing its
weight around, you need to be able to respond

If you're not looking at your whole ecosystem, you are
inviting failure

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