Subversion Goes to Apache

Nov 06, 2009

The Subversion version control system is now part of the Apache Software Foundation.

The project cofinanced by Collabnet and the Apache Foundation announced at ApacheCon in Oakland CA that Subversion is officially to become an Apache project.

The Apache Foundation saw Subversion rising into the top league of its 130 or so open source projects and initiatives and thereby profiting from its broad basis and structure. Subversion has had a long history together with Apache, already starting with the relationship between its respective founders. All Apache projects already use Subversion as their version control system, according to the announcement, and conversely, Subversion uses Apache technology such as its Portable Runtime (APR) and, naturally, the HTTP Web Server.

Until Subversion moves from the Apache Incubator to becoming officially a part of Apache, Collabnet will continue to support it and, even after the move, supply binaries for the version control and configuration management system.

The ApacheCon conference program is being transmitted per live stream by Linux Pro Magazine. Sander Temme ends the conference on Friday, November 6 with a talk on Realtime Search. Friday's live stream is under the "Lucene" track, with further talks by Ted Dunning, Isabel Drost and Sithu D Sudarsan. The program and access to the live stream are on the magazine webpage.

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