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RE: Big companies using Subversion ?

From: Grant Rettke <grettke_at_acm.org>
Date: 2006-09-12 15:13:56 CEST

You shouldn't use this kind of argument to convince folks to use Subversion
.

You should work as the repository administrator for at least 12 months
while using it on a real project on which you are working, and also
have other teams use that same repository. Get past the "romance" stage
of using Subversion
and get to the point where you actually have to deal with its strengths and
weaknesses. Then, decide for yourself whether or not it is worth it.

If you want to convince people to use some technology because "big companie
s"
use it, then an easy argument is to use Microsoft.

Quoting Anthony Muller <Anthony.Mueller@hyperoffice.fr>:

> Thanks for reply!
>
> I need well-known companies to give a clue that such big companies
> already gives confidence into Subversion.
>
> Apache, KDE and General Electric are good to illustrate this! :o)
>
>
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy@gmail.com]
> Envoyé : mardi 12 septembre 2006 15:00
> À : Anthony Muller
> Cc : users@subversion.tigris.org
> Objet : Re: Big companies using Subversion ?
>
> On 9/12/06, Anthony Muller <Anthony.Mueller@hyperoffice.fr> wrote:
>
>> I'm looking for reference of big companies using Subversion as Version
>> Control System.
>>
>> I'd like to find something about their point of view using Subversion
>> and why this choice.
>
> Must it be companies, or will large-scale open source projects meet
> your needs? There quite a few of those around (Apache & KDE to name
> two).
>
> Unfortunately, many "large" companies prefer to give vendors large
> sums of money for software, even if something free like Subversion
> supports their requirements. Too many are still stuck in the mindset
> of "if we paid a lot of money for it, it must be better than something
> that cost us $0." Also, in many large companies there are multiple
> groups doing development, and each might be using a different tool.
>
> I know there are a couple people with General Electric email addresses
> on this and the TortoiseSVN mailing lists, and their info indicates
> they're with GE Infrastructure; I have no idea how large that division
> is.
>
> My employer is fairly small, but we're large-ish for the industry we're i
n.
>
>
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