CollabNet Extends Subversion Leadership

Founder and Principal Corporate Sponsor of Subversion Project Hires Bert Huijben, Leading Subversion Committer, SharpSVN Founder, and AnkhSVN Committer

BRISBANE, Calif., July 7, 2010 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, today announced that it has hired Bert Huijben, a leading committer of the Apache Subversion® open source project and the lead committer for AnkhSVN, the premier integration of Subversion and Microsoft® Visual Studio®.  Huijben plays a key role in the Subversion project, as he brings much needed expertise and focus on Windows.  He is also the founder of the SharpSVN open source project, which provides .NET bindings for Subversion.  More information about CollabNet and Subversion is available at http://www.open.collab.net/products/subversion/.

“Since founding the Subversion open source project in 2000, we have continually invested in and worked to serve the Subversion community,” said Richard Murray, vice president, engineering, CollabNet.  “Hiring talented developers like Bert Huijben and our eight other Subversion committers as full-time CollabNet employees is part of our long-term corporate strategy to provide Subversion innovation and leadership.  Their work is critical to our vision of delivering Agile ALM in the Cloud.”

CollabNet and Subversion: Key Facts

  • CollabNet founded the Subversion open source project in 2000.
  • CollabNet is the single largest Subversion code contributor.
  • CollabNet has the most full-time employees with commit rights to the Subversion project.
  • CollabNet Subversion Edge is a premium distribution of Subversion.  Free downloads of the beta version are available at http://www.collab.net/products/subversion/whatsnew.html
  • Nine Subversion committers are full-time employees of CollabNet and, since Subversion’s inception, 17 committers have been employed by CollabNet—more than at any other company.
  • CollabNet employees play important leadership roles in many related open source projects, including Subclipse, AnkhSVN, SharpSVN, and ViewVC.
  • CollabNet has delivered more than one million certified Subversion downloads in the past two and one-half years.
  • CollabNet hosts some of the largest Subversion deployments in the world, running millions of transactions each day at close to 99.99% uptime.
  • CollabNet is active in the Subversion forums on Tigris, Apache, and other sites and also manages openCollabNet, CollabNet’s own community, which boasts more than 500,000 registered users and grows at a rate of approximately 700 new members a day.
  • CollabNet is the leading provider of Subversion technical support, training, and professional services.  More information is available at http://www.open.collab.net

“While promoting Subversion to its leading position in the SCM market, enterprises have provided clear feedback that they are looking for a Subversion stack that goes beyond just certified binaries,” said Mark Phippard, director, Subversion engineering, CollabNet and project owner, Subclipse open source Eclipse plug-in.  “This led CollabNet to release CollabNet Subversion Edge as an open source distribution, providing enterprises with the configuration, administration, and governance required to support their Subversion rollouts.  Hiring Bert builds upon that strategy, providing CollabNet with the core committers for the number-one plug-ins for Visual Studio (i.e., AnkhSVN) and Eclipse (i.e., Subclipse) integration, which enables CollabNet to provide enterprises with an additional layer of certified capabilities.  In addition, Bert’s strong background in open source Subversion continues CollabNet’s commitment to extending Subversion’s user and development communities.”

About CollabNet

CollabNet leads the industry in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud.  The CollabNet TeamForge® ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks® project and program management software enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity by up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%.  The company also offers training, including Certified ScrumMaster training, software development process improvement services, and an innovative community management approach to driving enterprise development success.  As the founder of the open source Subversion project, CollabNet has collaborative development for distributed teams in its DNA.  Millions of users at more than 2,500 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet.  For more information, visit www.collab.net.

Press Release
July 07, 2010