How to (Almost) Kill a Successful Project and Bring It Back to Life Again: Lessons Learned from the Xen Project (37 pages)
Make sure your project addresses its entire
Is the code good?
Are you reaching out to your users?
Is your development community active, engaged, and
Are reaching out to the FOSS community?
Have you insured you have proper support (libraries,
distros, kernels, etc.)?