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Re: [Xen-devel] Archiving PVOPS and Xen on ARM as stand-alone subprojects

On 06/27/2014 03:55 PM, Lars Kurth wrote:
Hi all,
I was wondering how the community feels if we retired

  * http://xenproject.org/developers/teams/pvops.html
  * http://xenproject.org/developers/teams/arm-hypervisor.html

as stand-alone subprojects of the Xen Projects in line
withttp://xenproject.org/governance.html (see
http://xenproject.org/governance.html - Archivation Review). I had
already discussed with Stefano and Konrad and they believe this is a
good idea. I have also raised the at the last Advisory Board meeting and
the feedback was that this is a good, idea if we craft the messaging
around this correctly as to not to cause confusion.

Why Archive these subprojects?
* The goal of both subprojects was to establish Xen support in Linux and
ARM support in the Hypervisor in the upstream projects
* This clearly has been achieved, so it is not necessary any more to
keep these around as separate supbrojects
* Xen support is firmly established as part of Linux kernel releases
* ARM support is firmly established as part of the Hypervisor

What does it NOT mean?
* Development of Xen in Linux would not stop - we merely treat it as
part of upstream development (which is what we have de-facto today)
* Development of Xen on ARM would not stop - we merely treat it as part
of upstream development (which again is the de-facto status today)
* We already retired separate mailing lists and PR tends to be handled
as part of the upstream development. The main impact is that two
xenproject.org pages would either disappear, become smaller or become
merged with (or subpages) of

What are the next step?
* Consultation (this mail)
* Make an archivation proposal
* Formal vote
* Craft a positive messaging as part of a momentum press release : the
message would be that we are making progress, that our governance model
works and we can tie it up with the creation of say the PV driver
project. In other words, the project is evolving and addressing issues.

Any views?

+1 for archiving


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