Gartner warns about XenSource

Summary:XenSource/Citrix deal could upset the open source community, according to a Gartner analyst. Writing in Computerworld, analyst George Weiss said that the XenSource chief Peter Levine has "to make a concerted effort in order to retain the loyalty of the open-source Xen developers".

XenSource/Citrix deal could upset the open source community, according to a Gartner analyst. Writing in Computerworld, analyst George Weiss said that the XenSource chief Peter Levine has "to make a concerted effort in order to retain the loyalty of the open-source Xen developers". After Citrix's £150m acquisition of XenSource, there may now be too much uncertainty over the future of the Xen project destiny for the community to continue to support it, he suggested. "The possible downside here is the open-source community might see that technology being co-opted by a larger conglomerate or proprietary company," Weiss said, according to Computerworld.

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