Collabnet wants to bring order to open source development by adding more support for Subversion, an open source tool that helps managers keep track of various versions of applications during their development.
According to Victoria Griggs, senior director of marketing fro Collabnet, tightly integrating Subversion software into the overall Collabnet environment will make open source technologies more accessible to a broader range of enterprise IT organizations. Many of those organizations have been reluctant to work with open source technologies because of the lack of sophisticated application lifecycle management (ALM) tools.
The Collabnet offering combines an Apache server and what Collabnet calls Subversion Edge software with the Collabnet ViewVC ALM platform under a common user interface, she said.
In the wake of the most recent economic downturn and a sharp rise in licensing fees from application vendors, more IT organizations have been turning to open source technologies. But for many organizations, those technologies can be problematic without some underlying framework to manage the overall process.
The version of Collabnet's ALM platform that supports Subversion Edge is scheduled to be available this summer.