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Re: [Xen-devel] Automotive PV drivers project request (need more input)

On Wed, 11 Jun 2014, Lars Kurth wrote:
> Hi all,
> I collated this thread into
> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Embedded_and_Automotive_PV_Drivers_Project_Proposal 
> This raises a number of extra questions besides the licensing questions I
> raised to Artem earlier.
> Q1: should we have separate git repos per OS, e.g.
>   git://xenbits.xen.org/pvdrivers/xen-linux-user-drivers.git
>   git://xenbits.xen.org/pvdrivers/xen-qnx-drivers.git
> instead of
>   git://xenbits.xen.org/pvdrivers/pvdrivers.git
> This sounds more user friendly and scalable

Sounds like a good idea to me

> Q2: should
> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Windows_PV_Drivers_Incubation_Project_Proposal &
> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Embedded_and_Automotive_PV_Drivers_Project_Proposal
> share infrastructure (e.g. lists, web portal,
> git://xenbits.xen.org/pvdrivers/) or even be merged
> There is no clear-cut answer.
> Arguments against merging:
> * Forces people with very different interests into one subproject (aka creates
> unnecessary noise)
> * Dilutes Project Leadership
> Arguments for merging:
> * Critical mass for graduation is more easily reached (but may be fake)
> * Increases chances of building a sustainable community
> If we don't merge, we should not use the generic label "pvdrivers" for xenbits
> and mailing lists for this proposal, but use something more specific. We also
> need a label for the Windows PV driver project.

I think that using the generic name "pvdrivers" is a good idea and would
encourage other people with different pvdrivers for other OSes to join
the effort. So maybe we do need to unify the Windows PV drivers project.

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