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

how did this happen? (continued)

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How Did This Happen? (continued)

The project forgot the importance of working with
its ecosystem

Upstream projects (Linux, QEMU) were branched rather
than engaged with patches

The project decided that others in the ecosystem (i.e., the
distributions) would have to carry the burden of
maintaining and supporting those differences

This went on too long, and the ecosystem got fed up

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