Xen Governance Proposal Accepted

You may remember the Community vote on the Xen Governance Proposal: well the deadline for the vote passed a few minutes ago and I closed the vote. There was almost unanimous for the proposal:

  • 92% in favor
  • 8% abstained

I also got some constructive and encouraging feedback such as:

  • I strongly agree with all of the points outlined in this proposal. The controls outlined should bring transparency to the process of Xen development whilst not endangering the current unwritten code.
  • Good proposal, but could benefit from defining the role of the sponsor and mentor better and by clarifying their role during phases in the project lifecycle.
  • Clarify the scope of voting, i.e. when are votes local to a project and when not

As next step, I will update the document, share it and I will start engaging with project leads to agree how to migrate to their projects to the new process. Following that, the xen.org site structure will be changed around the concepts of mature, active and archived projects.

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About Lars Kurth

Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is community manager for xen.org. Lars has 9 years of experience building and leading engineering teams and a track record of executing several change programs impacting 1000 users. Lars has 16 years of industry experience in the tools and mobile sector working at ARM, Symbian Ltd, Symbian Foundation and Nokia. Lars has strong analytical, communication, influencing and presentation skills, good knowledge of marketing and product management and extensive background in C/C , Java and software development practices which he learned working as community manager, product manager, chief architect, engineering manager and software developer. If you want to know more, check out uk.linkedin.com/in/larskurth. Personally, Lars has a wide range of interests such as literature, theatre, cinema, cooking and gardening. He is particularly fascinated by orchids and carnivorous plants and has built a rather large collection of plants from all over the world. His love for plants extends into a passion for travel, in particular to see plants grow in their native habitats.