Is the Linux Foundation recommending to switch from Xen to KVM?

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, April 16th, 2009   |  

Earlier this week SDTimes published a brief coverage of the Linux Foundation’s Collaboration Summit, which was held in San Francisco last week.

A very brief note in the article highlights a remarkable information:

For the virtualization crowd, Zemlin [Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at the Linux Foundation] said that, moving forward, the Linux Foundation is encouraging vendors and developers to standardize on KVM, not Xen.

If true this may be the confirmation that the Citrix acquisition of XenServer has compromised the relation with the open source community, despite Citrix is giving back.

It’s interesting to note that the Red Hat acquisition of Qumranet, which developed and maintains KVM, didn’t have the same impact.


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