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

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How Did This Happen?

The project, though viable, developed an inward
focus

Reach out to the rest of the Open Source community was
limited

Reach out to its users was minimal

Code development continued, but the community became
insulated and stagnated

No one stepped up to contradict the rumor that Xen was
dying technology, overcome by competitors

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