SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - WANdisco, the leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, today announced that it has become an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) sponsor. Furthering its commitment to open source, WANdisco's sponsorship of the non-profit, volunteer-run foundation will help aid organizational, legal and financial support for a broad range of Apache licensed projects. Other Apache Software Foundation sponsors include Google, Yahoo! and Facebook.

Through a collaborative development process Apache projects deliver freely available software that attracts large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License makes it easy for all users, both commercial and individual, to deploy Apache products.

"The Apache Software Foundation has led the way in community open source development since 1999," said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. "Subversion is without question the most popular Source Code Management product in the market and we believe it will continue to prosper under the Apache infrastructure and governance. The entire Subversion community benefits enormously from ASF support. WANdisco is pleased and proud to join ASF as a sponsor."

As a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services, members of the WANdisco team actively contribute to the Subversion project. WANdisco's Distribution for Apache Subversion is 100% open source, Apache licensed and freely available for download. For more information, visit

WANdisco Offers Free Online Subversion Training
WANdisco is currently offering a series of free online one-hour Subversion training classes with five sessions scheduled between now and the end of March, 2011. Registration for these classes is available at WANdisco recommends early registration as space is limited.

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About WANdisco
WANdisco is the leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise. The company's software products, Subversion MultiSite, Subversion Access Control and Subversion High Availability add enterprise features to Apache Subversion. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as AT&T, Honda, NTT and Motorola rely on WANdisco's suite of source code management solutions replication, scalability and high availability. 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. 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 Apache Subversion
Apache 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. More information about Apache Subversion can be found at:

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