Apache Gain New Sponsor

WANdisco Becomes ASF Sponsor

Jessica Thornsby

“Any claims that we are at odds with the ASF should now be put to rest.”

WANdisco have announced that they are now a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.

“I firmly believe that actions speak louder than words. This
clearly demonstrates our commitment to open source and also our
belief that the ASF is the right place for Subversion,” said CEO
David Richards. WANdisco recently came under fire following a
series of blogs regarding Subversion, which prompted the
ASF to issue a statement
clarifying that WANdisco “participates
in Subversion development under the same terms as any other

The ASF were concerned that the wording of certain WANdisco
blogs could lead the casual reader to the belief that WANdisco
created Subversion, and that comments referring to “certain
unscrupulous (Subversion) committers” could demotivate the
community of Subversion contributors. Richards addressed the ASF’s
concerns, in an
with JAXenter.

“Any claims that we are at odds with the ASF should now be put
to rest,” said Richards in the announcement.

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