Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 18:17:14 -0400 From: Jim Kingdon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Cyclic discontinues CVS support contracts Cyclic discontinues CVS support contracts Wants to pass the baton to the CVS community Cyclic Software announced today that it is no longer offering new or renewal Standard Support and Basic Support contracts for the CVS version control system. Existing contracts will, of course, be honored. Jim Kingdon, proprietor of Cyclic Software, said: "One of the problems in running Cyclic has been that we have had trouble getting the public to understand that we still see CVS as a community project - the whole point of keeping CVS as free software is that we want a wide variety of people to be involved in CVS development rather than expecting Cyclic to do everything. Of course the fact that I, until now Cyclic's only full-time worker, just took a full-time job at Red Hat (primarily working on GCC and other non-CVS programs) kind of underscores the point :-)." To further this community involvement, Cyclic would like to hear from people who are interested in activities such as working on CVS, making releases, maintaining CVS web sites and so on. We expect the CVS community to set up some kind of more or less formal steering committee to provide some of the coordination Cyclic has sometimes provided in the past. Cyclic will continue to operate as we ramp down the support business and continue to sell CVS products such as CD-ROM's and reference cards, and we will still be here to work with anyone who wants to be more active, as needed. CVS is the most popular version control system in the free software community, and Cyclic has been involved in CVS development, support, products, and providing information. For more information on Cyclic and CVS, see our web page at http://www.cyclic.com.