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From: Mike Cepek <mike.cepek_at_spanlink.com>
Date: 2006-10-20 00:07:25 CEST

The current SVN testimonials page is nice, but it doesn't give any sense
at all to the NUMBER of developers using Subversion at various sites.
While evaluating various source control products for use by my employer,
I had a sales person for a commercial SCM product make this statement
recently (copied verbatim):
   "In regards to 100 devs using SVN, there is no such data
    that I have ever seen nor that any other customer, partner
    or consulting firm could find. In a respect, you guys are
    blazing the trail. All the shops I have dealt with have
    migrated off once they get to about 15-20 users [...]"

Try to push for Subversion after Management has heard that... :-(

Now I'm positive that there are many corporate sites with MANY more
developers per SVN server than that. My request is to beef up the
Testimonials page with some information about real companies* using
Subversion to build real products. Any brave souls willing to put their
company name out there? (ask first where necessary, offer void where

(* - Open-source initiatives are a different, since the same quantity of
developers doesn't load a system like salaried employees putting in 40+
hrs every week).

How about a Subversion page with company logos hyperlinked to their web
sites? Maybe offering a little bit of "free advertising" like that
would help a CTO feel ok about making a "disclosure" like this?

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Received on Fri Oct 20 00:07:32 2006

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