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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?

Cheers,
Dave.

-- 
David Neary
Phenix Engineering
110 ave Jean Jaures, 69007 Lyon
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