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Re: Subversion Project Information

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-10-07 18:37:49 CEST

"Herrick, Mike" <Mike.Herrick@LibertyNorthwest.com> writes:
> We are considering switching from CVS to Subversion.
> As part of that process I need to gather some information on the
> vitality of the project.

Your answers below seem quite accurate to me.

In the interests of fairness (since I work for CollabNet) I think
there are also other companies/individuals who provide commercial
support for Subversion. CollabNet is the only support provider whose
offerings I know about in detail, naturally.

I'd like to make a general comment about vitality: this is one of the
most consistently active, attention-paying development communities
I've ever seen around an open source project. If Liberty Northwest
wants to know that Subversion will be maintained and developed into
the indefinite future, you can relax :-). Our developer base is very
broad (see http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/COMMITTERS), and we
add new committers regularly. This project is here to stay, and I'd
bet more on its continued maintenance than I would on many proprietary


www.collab.net  <>  CollabNet  |  Distributed Development On Demand
> If anyone can add/correct to what I already have gathered from the
> website/articles/google, I'd appreciate it -- it will help me to get
> Subversion approved for use.
> Thanks!
> #####
> Leadership - How consistent has project leadership been?
> Consistent
> Commercial Contribution - How many companies publicly contribute
> intellectual property and staff to the project? What vendors? 
> CollabNet
> User Adoption How broadly is the product used? By what type of
> organizations?
> Apache Foundation, KDE (Linux Windowing System), Sun Microsystems, HP,
> Barclays Global Investors 
> See testimonials http://subversion.tigris.org/testimonials.html
> Vendor Adoption
> How many vendors include the product in their commercial offerings?
> CollabNet (founder works for them), employ 3 of the committers. Offer
> integrated solution (CollabNet Enterprise Edition) products on top of
> Subversion (i.e., integrate version control, bug tracking, mailing list,
> file sharing)
> Commercial Support
> What companies offer what type of support for the product? At what cost?
> CollabNet
> #####
> Mike
> Mike Herrick
> Technologist
> Liberty Northwest Insurance Corp.
> 650 NE Holladay Street
> PO Box 4555
> Portland, OR   97208-4555
> Ph: 503-736-7589
> mike.herrick@libertynorthwest.com
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