Re: Fail Panda
"If they'd put half the effort into making the stuff work properly instead of drawing stupid fucking pandas maybe we wouldn't be seeing today's batch of patches."
As one of the few person which does some marketing for the project, I wanted to clarify that none of the developers have ever been involved in drawing pandas. In fact we never had a plan to do this: a community member stepped up and did the first version. After that wives, friends and other people who like drawing who have connections to the developers came up with the Panda in different poses. There was no real funding or marketing campaign behind this at all.
In fact if you compare Xen with say KVM and Container projects, we hardly do any marketing. And the same is true for many vendors which use Xen: you can't say that for other virtualisation technologies (FOSS or Not).