AB Meeting/September 2013 Minutes

From Xen


  • Lars Kurth (chair, Citrix, non-voting)
  • Mark Hinkle (Citrix, non-voting)
  • Guido Trotter (Google)
  • Sherry Hurwitz (AMD)
  • Susie Li (Intel)
  • Ian Pratt (Bromium)
  • Matt Wilson (AWS)
  • Daniel Kiper (Oracle)
  • Ajit Sangiri (Cisco)
  • James Bulpin (Citrix)
  • Demetrious Coulis (CA)
  • Todd Benzies (LF, non-voting)
  • Mike Dolan (LF, non-voting)

Quorum achieved


File:Xen Project AB Meeting September16.pdf

Status Updates

Test Framework Working Group Status

This group is steering the work and program, setting the requirements, decides where we host test infrastructure, signing off decisions, etc. In terms of people who should represent companies: This is a not an engineering position. Moving forward the program.

Status: Alex Brett will give overview at Xen Dev Summit Best opportunity this year to launch the working group

  • Pictogram voting comment 15px.png Action Guido:: to reach out to OSL and cc Lars

  • Pictogram voting comment 15px.png Action James:: to push for Alex Brett to get his time signed off

  • Pictogram voting comment 15px.png Action All:: to provide reps by the end of the week

PR Messaging and Working Group

  • Pictogram voting comment 15px.png Action Daniel from Oracle:: will provide name of member in October

  • Pictogram voting comment 15px.png Action Larry from Calxeda:: should be Karl Freund, VP Marketing, Calxeda (Larry to send info to Lars)

Opportunity to influence Jennifer PR meeting – Larry and Mark will join Lars in this meeting

Mirage OS Press Release

  • Encapsulating workloads as micro-VMs and then running this on a hypervisor
    • Boot very quickly and very small
    • Use case: secure, small applications in the cloud
    • Internal uses: XenServer, big potential for testing
    • Works with any version of Xen
  • This is a Xen subproject
  • 2 free press release from LF (1 has been used)

Motion.jpg Vote|Motion:  Motion to use Mirage OS 1.0 as press release PASSED by 9 votes

Thoughts: could do a blog post with some further compare/contrast

  • Pictogram voting comment 15px.png Action Matt Wilson (AWS), Guido Trotter (Google): to both ask to get a quote for the press release

  • Pictogram voting comment 15px.png Action Lars: Inform Jennifer and make introductions
  • Otherwise we could look to Citrix, Sherry think Microserver group could care… but needs to think about this.

Jennifer will think through this as well, and see how to weave in

Timing: Release is October 22nd – so that week or the following week

Travel Fund Request

Luwei Cheng Need to make it clear what the ceiling is to him Xen has $6k currently remaining for developer community Daniel (Oracle) and Guido (Google) move to increase request $2,000. Tell him he is approved to $1500 (but will pay up $2000)

Motion.jpg Vote|Motion:  Motion PASSED by 9 votes


How to measure success: possible metrics

  1. of paper submissions
  2. of people turning up to events
  3. of people viewing (website views)
  4. conversations on the forums and lists
  5. of users (aka downloads)
  6. activity by org (email domain)

PR Metrics

  1. media reports (in response to press release)
  2. stories related to xen (unsolicited)
  3. xen blog contributions (#, orgs)
  4. xen industry talks (#, events, orgs)
  5. aggregate user list + forum conversations

Metrics to add to middle bucket per Larry:

  1. of cited academic papers
  2. ecosystem around Xen