WANdisco, a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced it has acquired TortoiseSVN.net, the website for TortoiseSVN, the award-winning open source Subversion client software for Windows with millions of users. TortoiseSVN.net attracts over 500,000 unique visitors each month and supports over five million downloads each year. WANdisco also announced that Stefan Küng, the lead developer for TortoiseSVN, will join the company.
"TortoiseSVN is the most popular client application for software developers ever," said David Richards, WANdisco CEO. "WANdisco has been a major contributor to the TortoiseSVN project since 2010 and with Stefan Küng's expertise, we can ensure this popular open source project continues to thrive with quality support and new features users are looking for."
Stefan Küng has been the lead developer for TortoiseSVN since the start of the project. In addition to his open source work, Stefan has held senior positions in software and hardware design and engineering. 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.
"I am very pleased to be joining WANdisco," said Küng. "WANdisco has an incredibly talented team of senior committers and customers with the largest Subversion implementations in the world. I believe WANdisco's considerable resources and expertise will guarantee the ongoing success of TortoiseSVN."
TortoiseSVN is an award-winning Subversion client, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension, and it 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.
WANdisco (wandisco.com) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco's products are differentiated by the company's patented active-active data replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA) requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Fortune Global 1000 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Intel and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability.
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