“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
I think it’s a wonderful quote, primarily because it’s true. There really are only two options regarding commitment, you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing in life as inbetween. WANdisco is very much “in” when it comes to Apache Subversion.
Today we made a couple of very important announcements.
- We upped our sponsor level of the ASF from Bronze to Silver.
- We increased the number of full-time subversion committers by hiring two of the most experienced Subversion engineers in Branko Čibej and Stefan Fuhrmann.
The ASF is a non-profit, volunteer-run foundation and this will help aid organizational, legal and financial support for a broad range of Apache licensed projects including Subversion. We continue to be extremely grateful to the ASF. This is a ‘safe home’ for Subversion. Apache have led the way in community open source development since 1999 and they are no stranger to mature, pervasive open source technology like Subversion.
Branko and Stefan are two wonderful software engineers with lot’s of experience in the SVN community. Branko has been involved in the project since 2000 and he has always worked on some of the most difficult and complex problems. Karl Fogel told me a long time ago that he could really help deliver the branching and merging improvements we hope to make.
Stefan has worked on the Subversion client TortoiseSVN since 2003 and now spans both client and server.
I think this is great news for the community as a whole.
This announcement coincides with the second year of our Subversion Live Conferences.
The first year we ran the events they were a huge success. It presented a unique opportunity for Subversion users from a wide spectrum of organizations to interact with each other and the core Subversion developers. Registration is now open here: http://www.wandisco.com/svn-live-2012