Please welcome Ian Campbell as Committer for Xen Hypervisor Project (ARMv7+VE)

Dear Xen Developers,

I wanted to announce that Ian Campbell from Citrix has been nominated and elected as Xen Hypervisor committer and will be responsible for the ARMv7+VE components in xen-unstable. We have seen an increasing number of patches to xen-unstable to enable support for the ARMv7 processor with virtualization extensions: 39 to be precise. So far, the Xen ARM port in xen-unstable is capable of booting a Linux 3.0 based virtual machine (dom0).

Ian has made a tremendous contribution to the project on which he worked almost since its creation. Ian was was one of the top contributors to the project for the last few years. Let me quote a few stats:

2010: 203 patches, changing 13101 lines of code
2011: 305 patches, changing 12225 lines of code

Ian also put together a build farm for the project that utilizes 10 Freescale i.MX53 Loco Quickstart boards (see picture). Besides working on the Hypervisor, Ian has also made significant contributions to the PVOPS project.

Congratulations Ian!

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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.