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Re: [Xen-devel] Seeking input for 2016 Advisory Board budget (needed by Friday)


thank you for the feedback. 

Does anyone else have any? One item that was raised when I chatted to a few 
people was to see whether we can include something like 
https://fuzzing-project.org/ or http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/afl/ into the Xen 
Project Test Lab. This may not be quite as easy as it seems, but Ian Jackson 
has some ideas. 

This would probably have two angles: a) an infrastructure angle, b) a tooling 
side with maybe a custom hypervisor build. It is not yet clear at this stage 
how much effort it would be to do this, but I see a number of possibilities to 
fund it
a) Just use normal Xen Project Budget (I don't think this would be something 
which is feasible if more development work is required)
b) See whether we can get some additional funds from initiatives such as CII 
(Core Infrastructure Initiative)
c) See whether this is something where a group of vendors in the community 
would be willing to step up and collaborate and help with manpower
d) See whether this is something where a group of vendors in the community 
would be willing to provide extra funds
e) A combination of all of the above

Assuming we could get funds/resources, then there are two ways of doing this in 
principle: 1) resources from community members, 2) hire a contractor on behalf 
of the project, 3) provide a grant to someone who has the right skills and can 
drive this forward or 4) a combination of all.

For now, I just wanted to get a sense of whether you think this is valuable and 
if so, I can add a place-holder to the budget and get this raised at one of the 
next Advisory Board meetings. I can also add this to my community plan.

I can also check with the Linux Foundation on what they have learned during CII 
and what is maybe realistic based on their experience.

Best Regards
> On 3 Dec 2015, at 09:58, Dario Faggioli <dario.faggioli@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-12-02 at 10:44 +0000, Lars Kurth wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I am putting together the Advisory Board budget for 2016. Besides
>> items that are operational and spending on a new HW for the Test Lab,
>> are there any items which I should add that help the developer
>> community.
> I think all are good ideas and nice and useful things.
> If we have to pick one, priority, IMO, should be given to automatic
> code and style checking. It is something we need quite badly, and it's
> hard to do (or, at least, time consuming) because of the various
> existing style in our codebase.
>> * Easier hosting of personal git repos on a git hosting service
> 0
>> * Development of code standards checking tools
> +2
>> * Other tools (e.g. fixing up maintainers.pkl and similar)
> +1
> Regards,
> Dario
> -- 
> <<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://about.me/dario.faggioli
> Senior Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)

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