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

lesson 10 • competition increases innovation

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Lesson 10

Competition Increases Innovation

Lack of competition can cause stagnation (consider Unix
CDE)

Competing technologies keep the ball moving forward
continuously

Xen's competition with KVM and VMware insured that
new virtualization capabilities would keep flowing

A competing project has to stay on top of its game or it
won't make it

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