Please welcome Jan Beulich as Committer for the Xen Hypervisor Project

Dear Xen developers, I wanted to announce that Jan Beulich from Novell has been nominated as Xen Hypervisor committer and confirmed by vote by the other Xen committers, namely Keir Fraser, Tim Deegan and Ian Jackson.

Congratulations Jan!

Jan’s Contribution
Jan has made a tremendous contribution to the project over the years and was was one of the top 3 contributors to the project for several years. Just to quote a few stats

  • 2009: 107 patches, changing 11746 lines of code
  • 2010: 147 patches, changing 7613 lines of code
  • 2011 (so far): 130 patches, changing 26555 lines of code

To put Jan’s contribution in context, I dug out the contribution statistics of Xen projects by patches over time. These show that Jan’s contribution has been significant and between 7-11% of the changesets committed to the Xen Hypervisor project per year.

Bugs in the Project Governance
Jan’s election showed some minor bugs in project governance that need correction. For example the original process did not describe the difference between a committer and a maintainer. A revision can be found at revised project governance (changes marked in italics). If you have any feedback, please post on xen-devel with project governance proposal feedback in the title of the e-mail. Feedback must be given by next Monday 18:00 GMT.

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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.