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Re: Arguments to favor Subversion against Perforce

From: Dave Neary <david_at_phenix.fr>
Date: 2004-11-23 10:02:38 CET

Hi Steven,

Krebs, Steven wrote:
> We evaluated Perforce (and other tools) against Subversion, (and yes
> Perforce is very nice, it did make our short list), but when you see the
> amount of support you get for a free tool and then you compare it to
> yearly costs of other tools, it is hard to ignore the Return on
> Investment...
> One of the things we did was create an Excel spreadsheet of the features
> of each tool, and we did a 5 year cost analysis of each tool looking at
> start up costs (initial licenses, new servers etc...) *and* on going
> maintenance for 40 developers... I suggest you try something similar.

It seems like this kind of document could be extremely useful to people
around here (and to lots of people considering source control tools) -
would it be possible for you to release it? Perhaps as part of an
article on the decision making process you went through?


David Neary
Phenix Engineering
110 ave Jean Jaures, 69007 Lyon
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