Resolution Ganeti as an Associated Project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of April 13, 2020.


Ganeti is a virtual machine cluster management tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as KVM or Xen and other open source software. Ganeti requires pre-installed virtualization software on your servers in order to function. Once installed, Ganeti controls virtual servers (instances) by managing:

  • disk creation,
  • operating system installation for instances (in co-operation with OS-specific install scripts), and
  • startup, shutdown, and failover between physical systems.

Ganeti is designed to facilitate cluster management of virtual servers and to provide fast and simple recovery after physical failures using commodity hardware.

The Ganeti developers would like SPI's support and assistance including accepting donations and holding funds, holding intangible assets such as domain names, and other technical services such as authoritative nameservers.


Ganeti is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found at

Sascha Lucas is recognised by SPI as the authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for Ganeti. Successors will be appointed by the outgoing SPI liaison, or if the current SPI liaison is unavailable or refuses to appoint a successor, by voting/ consensus on a monthly audio conference or on the mailing list. Rudolph Bott is recognised as a backup contact.

If the last known SPI liaison for Ganeti is missing in action, and no new SPI liaison is appointed for two consecutive years the associated project is deemed defunct.

In such a circumstance, the SPI Board will, in its good-faith discretion, proceed as follows: the Board will identify one or more other SPI associated projects or 501(c)(3) charities which can accept the project's assets and use them for a similar purpose, and transfer the assets to the identified destination or destinations as feasible. Assets for which no such transfer can be arranged within a reasonable time will become part of the SPI general fund.

This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board. Acceptance of the invitation requires a majority vote of the Ganeti project as per the process above.