This is an archived copy of the Xen.org mailing list, which we have preserved to ensure that existing links to archives are not broken. The live archive, which contains the latest emails, can be found at http://lists.xen.org/
Home Products Support Community News


Re: [Xen-users] Staying free / opensource after Citrix?

To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Staying free / opensource after Citrix?
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 03:59:53 +0000
Cc: hanasaki jiji <hanasaki@xxxxxxxxx>
Delivery-date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 20:00:44 -0800
Envelope-to: www-data@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <3cfcba890711172245y7743340dn8e4dbeff3acd498d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
List-help: <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=help>
List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
List-post: <mailto:xen-users@lists.xensource.com>
List-subscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=subscribe>
List-unsubscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=unsubscribe>
References: <3cfcba890711172245y7743340dn8e4dbeff3acd498d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
User-agent: KMail/1.9.6 (enterprise 0.20070907.709405)
> Will XEN stay free and open source now that its a Citrix company?

There's enough Linux GPL code and code from external contributors that lots of 
the Xen code can't just be closed by Citrix.  Apparently a "Xen Foundation" 
is being set up to deal with the open source side of the project.  Ian Pratt 
will be the first to head up the Foundation.

I can't personally say what exactly that'll mean for the open source version 
but there are at least plans that open source development continues.  Time 
will tell us exactly how this will work and what Citrix / Xensource will do 
with the project.


> What is the roadmap for what features and timeline will be in the
> opensource version vs commercial offerings from citrix?

Dave: Just a question. What use is a unicyle with no seat?  And no pedals!
Mark: To answer a question with a question: What use is a skateboard?
Dave: Skateboards have wheels.
Mark: My wheel has a wheel!

Xen-users mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Re: [Xen-users] Staying free / opensource after Citrix?, Mark Williamson <=