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Please welcome Jan Beulich as Committer for the Xen Hypervisor Project

Dear Xen developers, I wanted to announce that Jan Beulich from Novell has been nominated as Xen Hypervisor committer and confirmed by vote by the other Xen committers, namely Keir Fraser, Tim Deegan and Ian Jackson.

Congratulations Jan!

Jan’s Contribution
Jan has made a tremendous contribution to the project over the years and was was one of the top 3 contributors to the project for several years. Just to quote a few stats

  • 2009: 107 patches, changing 11746 lines of code
  • 2010: 147 patches, changing 7613 lines of code
  • 2011 (so far): 130 patches, changing 26555 lines of code

To put Jan’s contribution in context, I dug out the contribution statistics of Xen projects by patches over time. These show that Jan’s contribution has been significant and between 7-11% of the changesets committed to the Xen Hypervisor project per year.

Bugs in the Project Governance
Jan’s election showed some minor bugs in project governance that need correction. For example the original process did not describe the difference between a committer and a maintainer. A revision can be found at revised project governance (changes marked in italics). If you have any feedback, please post on xen-devel with project governance proposal feedback in the title of the e-mail. Feedback must be given by next Monday 18:00 GMT.


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  1. Xen.org Update | linked to this post on October 21, 2011

    [...] also has Xen support. In this context, I wanted to congratulate Jan Beulich (Novell) for being elected a new Xen committer. Of course Citrix XenServer 6 has only shipped a few weeks ago, and Oracle VM 3.0 a little [...]

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