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Re: [Press Release] WANdisco Gives Back to the Subversion Community

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 18:21:56 +0200

On 19.05.2010 16:44, Robin Guest wrote:
> On 19 May 2010 15:34, George Powell <george.powell_at_wandisco.com
> <mailto:george.powell_at_wandisco.com>> wrote:
> Profits from WANdisco Subversion Support Contract Sales Go Toward
> Subversion’s Continuing Development and Support the Activities of the
> Subversion community.
> From http://www.wandisco.com/products/svn/tortoise/support.php:
> "Stefan Küng, the TortoiseSVN project's lead developer since 2003, heads
> WANdisco's team of professionals dedicated to the support, development
> and enhancement of this widely used Subversion client. This enables us
> to deliver critical fixes without any delay."
> Is this really true?

Sure, it's true. But of course this is a press release :)

Here's the details:

I have a contract with WANdisco which makes me an independent contractor
for them. If they have customers with a problem they can't solve
themselves, WANdisco would contact me with all the information required
and I would have to try and solve that problem. The time I need to solve
that problem would be paid by WANdisco on an hourly basis. Also if they
have a feature request they can pay me to implement it for their customers.
But I'm still working at my normal job (which has nothing to do with
svn/TSVN or WANdisco) so all my contract work would have to be done on
weekends and evenings.

Stefan Fuhrmann has a similar contract with them.

WANdisco however hired svn developers (e.g., Hyrum Wright, Julian Foad
and Philip Martin) and all of them are actively working on the svn core.
And they're also hiring people to work on TSVN, though I haven't seen
any contributions to our sourcecode yet.

I was offered a full time job too, but since I already have a nice job
and with all the complications that arrive 'cause they don't have an
office in my country (i.e., taxes, social security, insurances, ...) I
declined that offer and accepted the contractor role instead.

Hope that clears things up a little bit.


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