stabe writes: Xen.org is announcing that in order to increase collaboration and influence with other projects, they will be pursuing the merger of the Linux and Xen trees: 'The Linux kernel will move in its entirety into the Xen tree, and doing further development work through it. Keir Fraser, the lead developer for the Xen project, would pull from Linus himself and would have to approve all changes. Combining these two trees will bring the two communities closer together, making it easier for Linux developers to contribute to Xen and vice versa. Eventually it is going to foster innovation in virtualization and kernel development'. Read the rest of the announcement below.