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Safety certification is one of the essential requirements for software to be used in highly regulated industries. The Xen Project, a secure and stable hypervisor that is used in many different markets, has been exploring the feasibility of building safety certified products on top of Xen for a year, looking at key aspects of its code base and development practices.
In this session, we will lay out the motivation and challenges of making safety certification achievable in open source and the Xen Project. We will outline the process the project has followed thus far and highlight lessons learned along the way. The talk will cover technical enablers, necessary process and tooling changes and community challenges offering an in-depth review of how Xen Project is approaching this exciting and and challenging goal.