Press Release

13 Jun 2013

WANdisco acquires TortoiseSVN.Net, home to the number one Subversion Client used by millions

TortoiseSVN Project Leader Joins WANdisco to Further Development of Award-Winning Subversion Client Software for Windows

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced it has acquired, the website for TortoiseSVN, the award-winning open source Subversion client software for Windows with millions of users. attracts over 500,000 unique visitors each month and supports over five million downloads each year. WANdisco also announced that Stefan Küng, the lead developer for TortoiseSVN, will join the company.

"TortoiseSVN is the most popular client application for software developers ever," said David Richards, WANdisco CEO. "WANdisco has been a major contributor to the TortoiseSVN project since 2010 and with Stefan Küng's expertise, we can ensure this popular open source project continues to thrive with quality support and new features users are looking for."

Stefan Küng has been the lead developer for TortoiseSVN since the start of the project. In addition to his open source work, Stefan has held senior positions in software and hardware design and engineering. He holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland and is fluent in both German and English.

"I am very pleased to be joining WANdisco," said Küng. "WANdisco has an incredibly talented team of senior committers and customers with the largest Subversion implementations in the world. I believe WANdisco's considerable resources and expertise will guarantee the ongoing success of TortoiseSVN."

About TortoiseSVN

TortoiseSVN is an award-winning Subversion client, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension, and it can be integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License. In 2007, TortoiseSVN won the Community Choice Award for Best Tool or Utility for Developers.

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.

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications