Subversion submitted to Apache Software Foundation
The Subversion project, currently sponsored by Collabnet, has been submitted to the Apache Software Foundation's Incubator, the first step in the process of becoming a top level Apache project. The Apache announcement says that Subversion, the popular version control and configuration management tool, will continue to be supported by Collabnet and hosted at http://subversion.tigris.org/ during the incubation. The company plans to make certified binaries available both during and after incubation.
"Since it's inception, the Subversion community has modelled itself using many of the Foundations principles" said Justin Erenkrantz, President of the Apache Software Foundation, "including the Apache licence, our voting structure and building on a diverse range of contributors... It's a natural fit". Subversion itself already uses Apache projects such as the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) and HTTP Web Server and is used by many developers alongside other Apache projects such as Ant and Maven.
"Becoming an Apache incubating project is a terrific move for our growing developer community," said Hyrum Wright, Subversion Corporation President, who thanked Collabnet for their ten years of support and looked forward to future collaboration within the ASF.