WANdisco Completes Acquisition of Leading Subversion User Community SVNForum.org

San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — WANdisco, the makers of Enterprise Subversion with the most active core developers from the project on staff, today announced that it had completed the acquisition of SVNForum.org – the world’s largest Subversion user community with over 20,000 active members. At the same time the company has given the site a new lease of life with a distinctive new look and new features that make it easier to use.

Since acquiring SVNForum.org WANdisco has made the site more secure, added better spam protection and improved search engine optimisation – users of the site will notice the difference immediately.

“No open source project can thrive without an active community such as SVNForum.org that serves the needs of both developers and users by facilitating communication and providing accurate and timely information,” said David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco. “Given our commitment to the Subversion project we felt it was critical that we stepped up and made whatever changes were necessary to ensure SVNForum’s long-term success.”

“Following our recent announcements about the future development of the Subversion open source project, our acquisition and enhancement of SVNForum.org is another clear demonstration of our long-term commitment to the Subversion community,” Mr Richards added.

With over 5 million users Apache Subversion is recognized as the sole leader in Standalone Software Configuration Management. Indeed, a recent Eclipse Foundation survey found that over 58% of Eclipse users use Subversion, making it the dominant source code management product by a huge margin.

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WANdisco is a leading provider of infrastructure software for replication, scalability and high availability, and a corporate sponsor of the Subversion open source project with core developers from the project on staff. By using WANdisco’s totally unique replication technology, software development can now occur anywhere without any constraints. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as AT&T, Honda, NTT and Motorola rely on WANdisco’s suite of source code management solutions. A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of WANdisco’s Subversion MultiSite revealed a 167% return on investment with a nine-month payback period. Subversion is recognized by Forrester as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category. For more information, please visit us at: http://www.wandisco.com.


Colin Wood