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

the xen project story (30 second version) • it enjoyed a very high rate of adoption • it employed excellent technology • it had a foss-friendly corporation behind it • birthday

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The Xen Project Story (30 second

version)

It was the first industrial-strength Open Source
Hypervisor

It enjoyed a very high rate of adoption

It employed excellent technology

It had a FOSS-friendly corporation behind it

And, yet, 2 years ago, it ran the risk of being
abandoned by the FOSS community before its 10

th

birthday

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