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The CVS Continuity Project

Jul 06, 1999, 13:37 (2 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Joerg Beierle for this link.

What is the CCP?

The CVS Continuity Project is a group of present and former CVS developers and people concerned with the future of CVS. We organized quickly in the wake of Jim Kingdon's announcement that he would be leaving Cyclic Software to work at Red Hat. Our goal is to ensure that that his departure from Cyclic does not derail the CVS maintenance process nor the community resources Cyclic has been providing up till now.

Why are we worried?

Cyclic Software (http://www.cyclic.com) has been providing the CVS community's de facto home Web site for some time, as well as repository space and mailing list services for the CVS development team (a group which has no official connection to Cyclic Software, though there is some membership overlap between the two). Although Cyclic was a for-profit outfit, their Web site was always more of a community resource than a purveyor of corporate propaganda, and has long been recognized by CVS users as the first source for CVS-related information. Likewise, Cyclic's download site (http://download.cyclic.com/pub) is widely known as the canonical place to find new releases of CVS.

It would be a Good Thing if these resources could continue to serve the public, from the same DNS addresses, even if Cyclic Software ceases to exist as a for-profit corporation.

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