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

lesson 12 (continued)

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Lesson 12 (continued)

In contrast, KVM managed perceptions well

It could have looked like a purely Red Hat/IBM business
play when Red Hat purchased Qumranet

The relationship between Red Hat and the KVM project
was well-defined & appropriate; no disconnect occurred

FOSS community embraced KVM project

Clearly, Red Hat and IBM are still focusing major
business initiatives on KVM, but the community accepts
that because it was done correctly

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