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Git Is Giving Subversion A Run For Its Money: What Took So Long?

There was a time when Git wasn’t a dominant presence in the software industry, hard as it may be to remember.

Back in 2010, Subversion ruled with more than 60% of the market for version-control systems—a key tool for collaborating on software development—and Git accounted for a mere 2.7%, according to Forrester. Today, according to data compiled by Redmonk analyst Stephen O’Grady, Git accounts for 28% of the market, with Subversion now only narrowly beating Git.