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Hello Folks...

From: John P Cavanaugh <cavanaug_at_soco.agilent.com>
Date: 2000-07-28 07:25:52 CEST

Well, per the subversion participants page here is my "introduction"

Currently Im a R&D Manager for Agilent (ie. a PHB type), but in
previous roles I worked as multi-divisional CM strategist for HP
focusing on leverage and reuse.

Im quite familiar with a number of version control systems, where
I served as either the system administrator, system architect or just
a plain old user. This experience spans the range from toys (Visual
SourceUnsafe, RCS) to mainstream industrial tools like Clearcase to
the more unusual fringe tools (Aide-de-camp/TrueSoft C-sets)

Lately though Ive spent most of my time working with CVS. Some of
you from the CVS mailing lists might recall some of my complaining
about lack of merge meta-data etc in CVS or some of the other key
things CVS is missing.

Subversion. I think it has the potential to be a very big part
of the next generation of SCM tools for the open source community.

In terms of my participation/role for the project, well Ill admit
I dont have the time to do much coding these days. I figure the
best way I can contribute is to share my experience using a diverse
set of tools and working with large scale multi-product code reuse.
(Think 100's of developers on dozens of branches working from several
continents to produce a dozen different products all with different
release schedules)

something I think that subversion appears to be ideal for. Yeah!!

PS. Greg, thanks for mentioning Subversion in your DAV talk at
     the Open Source Conference, otherwise I wouldnt have known.

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    John Cavanaugh Agilent Technologies
    R&D Program Manager 1400 Fountaingrove Pkwy
    CAD Data Store Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1799

    Email: cavanaug@soco.agilent.com Phone: 707-577-4780
                                                707-577-3948 (Fax)
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