WANdisco to Play Key Role in TortoiseSVN Open Source Project
San Ramon, CA March 15th, 2010 – WANdisco, a leading provider of infrastructure software for replication, scalability, high availability and commercial sponsor of the Subversion open source project, today announced that Stefan Küng, the lead developer for TortoiseSVN has joined the company. Mr. Küng, who has been working on TortoiseSVN since its inception, will lead WANdisco's efforts to support and enhance this popular Subversion client for Windows as part of its sponsorship and support of the Subversion open source project.
WANdisco previously announced the hiring of a team of core Subversion committers led by Hyrum Wright, WANdisco's Director of Open Source. Hyrum has served as President of the Subversion Corporation and has been the Subversion project's release manager for the past two years.
"I am very pleased to be joining WANdisco," said Küng. "WANdisco has an incredibly talented team of senior committers and they have customers with the largest Subversion implementations in the world. I believe WANdisco's considerable resources and expertise guarantee the continued success of TortoiseSVN as well as the Subversion project overall."
Stefan has been the lead developer for TortoiseSVN since the beginning. In addition to his open source work, Stefan has held senior positions in software and hardware design and engineering for over ten years. He holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland and is fluent in both German and English.
"We're delighted that Stefan has agreed to join us and lead our efforts to support TortoiseSVN," said David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco. "The lack of real support for Subversion clients from other sources is always mentioned when we talk to customers and we can provide that. Our goal is to offer the best Subversion support services available and that includes not only providing support for the most popular Subversion clients, but adding enterprise features to them as well."
More information about TortoiseSVN professional support can be found at: http://www.wandisco.com/products/svn/tortoise/support.php
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TortoiseSVN is an award-winning Subversion client, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension and can be integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License. In 2007 TortoiseSVN won the SourceForge.net Community Choice Award for Best Tool or Utility for Developers.
Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category.
Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software.
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