Subversion is now Apache Subversion

Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Apache Software Foundation approved a resolution creating the Apache Subversion project, marking the end of Subversion's time as an incubating podling.  As a top-level project of the ASF, we are now in charge of our own governance.

In practical terms, this procedural action means very little for most users of Subversion, but it is an important step in the Subversion community's goal of finding a permanent home for the Subversion development community.

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written by whatispunk, February 18, 2010
What exactly does this mean? The ASF is assuming responsibility for the project? They own it? They're sponsoring it? Please expand a bit so the rest of us SVN users can understand what this means for us and the future of SVN.
James Bailey
written by James Bailey, February 18, 2010
Hi there,

Hyrum actually talked about this in one of his videos.

So have a watch of that and I think you'll get a pretty good idea smilies/smiley.gif

James Bailey
written by James Bailey, February 18, 2010
Just to clarify additionally, this doesn't mean that there's going to be any slowdown in the development of Subversion 1.7, perhaps quite the opposite. Subversion 1.7 is due to be released in the summer with some great new features which we'll have some news on soon.
written by Mitch Pronschinske, February 18, 2010
I would definitely like to write an article for DZone about the incubation experience and the news on 1.7 when the news is ready.
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Err.. People still use svn?, Low-rated comment [Show]
written by Harrow Best, February 19, 2010
This is good news, i think. I still prefer SVN over Git... hope fully the subversion community will start gaining more momentum with the involvement of ASF.
written by phaero, February 19, 2010
Why do you prefer Svn over Git?
no flames
written by g, February 23, 2010
People, don't start with the silly git vs svn flames. Personally, I use svn because it's easy and I don't have any reason to need a heavily distributed system for my projects. They're both good products, so stop feeling you need to evangelize one way or the other.

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