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Citrix Strays Far from XenSource's Original Open Source Mission

Feb 10, 2008, 05:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"In 2005, hot new startup XenSource was positioning itself as the open source alternative to VMware and Microsoft Virtual Server.

"Then came a controversial pact in 2006 between the powers that be at the Palo Alto virtualization software company and Microsoft. The mail goal, XenSource executives argued, was to ensure interoperability between the two platforms going forward and ensure that Linux virtual machines ran well on Microsoft's forthcoming 'Viridian' hypervsior, now known as Hyper-V..."

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