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Re: [Xen-users] [Xen-devel] [Vote] Proposal: Moving XCP binaries to XenServer.org

On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 7:23 PM, Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wanted to propose to move the legacy XCP binaries from XenProject.org to
> XenServer.org.


> With XenServer being fully open source and XCP basically
> being a variant of XenServer, it would make a lot more sense to keep all
> these binaries with XenServer.org. The fact that we have XCP and
> XenServer.org in two different places has led to:
> * fragmentation of the XCP user community
> * it is also a constant source of confusion in the user community
> In a nutshell many people don't know whether they should go to XenServer.org
> to ask XCP related questions or whether to ask them on XenProject.org. As a
> result many questions remain unanswered. Russell and me spend a lot of our
> time, pointing people to the right place and/or cross-posting. I was hoping
> things would get better over time, but they have not improved.
> When the Xen Project was created, there was no real alternative but to keep
> XCP as part of the Xen Project. With XenServer being fully open source, and
> being established, there is no reason why we can't clean up some of the
> confusion. In my opinion we really should do this.
> This proposal does *not* affect the XAPI project : the XAPI project would
> continue to develop the XAPI toolstack as part of the Xen Project (and
> deliver source "releases"). In fact, I would also propose to make the xapi
> mailing list a developer mailing list. This fits much better with how the
> Hypervisor and MirageOS projects are run and creates an overall cleaner and
> easier to understand model for the Xen Project.
> I have in principle agreement from:
> * The Xen Project Advisory Board and the Linux Foundation (which is needed
> as I am proposing to move assets out of XenProject.org)
> * Citrix to take on XCP as part of XenProject.org
> * Citrix to provide resources to migrate content and redirect URLs from
> xxx.XenProject.org to XenServer.org such that people wont be impacted. This
> part is quite important. People who would come to download or find
> information about XCP, are basically encouraged to ask XCP related questions
> on XenProject.org. If they are redirected to the right place in
> XenServer.org, that does mean that they are redirected to the site where
> they should ask questions.
> * I may be able to get some resources to have the wiki cleaned up too and do
> some redirects there too (another source of ongoing confusion)
> == Who and how to vote? ==
> As this is not an entirely project local decision, I propose that according
> to http://xenproject.org/governance.html
> - Members of all developer mailing lists (including the user lists) on
> Xenproject.org can review the proposal and voice an opinion
> - Maintainers of all mature projects and the Xenproject.org community
> manager are allowed to vote : these are maintainers of xen-devel and xen-api
> You would vote by replying "+1"
> If you don't care vote "0"
> If you object, vote "-1", which must include an alternative proposal or a
> detailed explanation of the reasons for the negative vote.
> Please vote by Feb 25th
> Best Regards
> Lars
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