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

lesson 13 (continued)

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Lesson 13 (continued)

Manage the relationship between business and
project

Prevent the loss of the project’s identity

If the project appears “owned” by a business, the FOSS
community might become suspicious and back away

In this case, perception is as dangerous as reality

If you forget what the project is, every else will too

Project ecosystem will wither away; only the business
remains

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