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Re: New subversion hosting service

From: Michael Goettsche <admin_at_svnhosting.org>
Date: 2004-07-26 20:00:58 CEST

On Monday 26 July 2004 19:48, J Wynia wrote:
> I'm not criticizing your efforts, but am wondering why the restriction to
> free. I know that I actually wouldn't use a free SVN service, but would
> pay for one (if I didn't have my own servers). Why? Because the whole
> point of SVN is to maintain a history for the files and paid services are
> just more likely to still be around next year. Not that the free services
> aren't valuable. They are. If you're doing an open source project, sites
> like Sourceforge are a godsend. However, if the data you want to keep in
> an SVN repository is worth a year's salary or more, you probably are
> looking for a paid service.
> There are things I seek out for free and those I will always pay for and
> the security of my data is one of them that I will and do pay for.
> J Wynia
> jwynia@pragmapool.com
> www.pragmapool.com

Indeed right, but I have some reasons for doing it this way.

a) wush.net offers repositories for professional usage and they take money for
that service, I don't want to attack their business.

b) My intention was not to build up a commercial service, it was meant for
personal usage. Of course, there is berlios.de, but it offers much more, many
things that many people don't need. Additionally, the sign up is somewhat
complicated and annoying.

c) If people want to use it as hidden repository, it's still possible. The FAQ

"If you don't want to have your repository open for everyone for reading(not
for writing of course), you need a good reason(We are open for good
argumentation, just send us an email) or you should consider donating a
little money."

Best Regards,
Michael Goettsche.

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