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2008 Xen.org Community Yearly Review

Xen Community:

As I finish my first year as community manager for Xen.org, I thought I would take a few moments to highlight some of the community’s accomplishments for 2008. If you want more details, I have added a relevant web link or you can contact me directly. I would also like to thank each of you for your commitment to Xen and look forward to an even busier 2009 as we continue to establish Xen as the open source hypervisor of choice; globally!

2008 Xen.org Highlights…

  1. Xen Product Releases
    1. Xen 3.3 , Xen 3.2.2, Xen 3.2.1,  & Xen 3.1.4
    2. Xen 3.3 Feature Descriptions
  2. Xen Summit
    1. North America (hosted by Citrix)
    2. Asia (hosted by Fujitsu)
  3. Xen Hypervisor Training
    1. USENIX Annual Technical Conference
    2. USENIX LISA
  4. Xen.org Website
    1. Layout update including new Google News – “Xen Hypervisor” – on home page
    2. Community Blog – 7 Authors, 203 Posts, 104 Comments, & 258 Tags
    3. Community Profiles – 60 members profiled including start of “Meet a Community Member
    4. Projects Page – 19 projects listed plus SourceForge.net Project Document
    5. Case Studies – ATG, Brandeis University, Time Machine, Pivot3
    6. Mailing List Search Tool – Public search of every Xen.org mailing list using MarkMail.org
    7. Xen Bug Tracking
    8. New Mailing Lists – xen-community, xen-japanese, xen-introspect
  5. Xen Trademark Policy
    1. Published Trademark Policy from Xen Advisory Board & Community Review of Trademark Policy
  6. Xen Social Networking
    1. LinkedIn, Facebook. Ohloh, Xing, and Plaxo

2009 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Xen.org with several activities already scheduled:

  • Xen Summit North America (Oracle) – Feb 24 – 25, 2009
  • Xen Summit Europe (LinuxTAG) – June, 2009
  • Xen.org Sponsorship of Next Generation Data Center – August 11 – 12, 2009

Once again, thanks for all your contributions in 2008 and I look forward to working with you in 2009.


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  1. deshantm says

    Congrats on the 1st year anniversary Spector!

    You have done a lot for the Xen community.

    Thank you for your efforts and keep up the good work :)

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