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WANdisco Names Hyrum Wright to Lead Subversion Open Source Efforts

WANdisco, a leading provider of infrastructure software for replication, scalability and high availability, today announced that Hyrum Wright has joined the company to lead its open source team. WANdisco announced the hiring of core Subversion committers last October as the company moved to become a major corporate sponsor of the project.

“I am very excited to be joining WANdisco and taking on this new role,” said Wright. “WANdisco recently assembled a very talented team of senior core committers and WANdisco’s customers have some of the largest Subversion implementations in the world. The Subversion community will benefit greatly from this deep expertise and I’m thrilled to be leading these efforts.”

Hyrum Wright is currently president of the Subversion Corporation and has been the release manager for the Subversion project since early 2008. He is a frequent presenter on Subversion related topics at industry conferences. During his involvement with the Subversion project, Hyrum has worked on a number of major Subversion features including merge tracking and the next generation working copy library (wc-ng). Hyrum holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently working toward a PhD in Software Engineering at the same University. Hyrum received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University.

“We’re delighted that Hyrum has agreed to join WANdisco and lead our efforts with the Subversion project,” said David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco. “Subversion’s growth in the enterprise has been nothing short of staggering and this is down to the hard work of individuals such as Hyrum. This demonstrates our long-term commitment to Subversion.”

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Subversion Consulting, Training and Support Services Now Available

As corporate sponsors of the Subversion open source project, with core developers from the project on staff, and solutions that support some of the world’s largest Subversion implementations, WANdisco is uniquely qualified to deliver the training, consulting and support services required to guarantee a successful deployment.

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About WANdisco

WANdisco is a leading provider of distributed software development solutions. By using WANdisco's totally unique replication technology, software development can now occur anywhere without any constraints. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as AT&T, Honda, NTT and Motorola rely on WANdisco's suite of source code management solutions. A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of WANdisco’s Subversion MultiSite revealed a 167% return on investment with a nine month payback period. WANdisco is also a corporate sponsor of the open source Subversion project, and plays an active role with core developers from the project on staff. Subversion is recognized by Forrester as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category. For more information, please visit us at

About Subversion

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.

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