The entire IT world is turning towards using Free Software, nowadays.
One of the major issues in implementing the FOSS Solutions in the corporates is
Technical Support for the Free Open Source software.
Though the Free Software Communities are very active in providing free support in mailing lists,IRC channels, Public forums etc, the organizations can not wait till someone answers in these channels when some critical issue happens.
On those critical situations, they need some helping hand, some shoulder to fall on.
even they are ready to pay for the commercial support for Free Software.
Most companies now start to provide commercial support for Free Software.
- CollabNet – Apache Subversion, Git
- Redhat – Redhat Linux
- Canonical – Ubuntu Linux
- Novell – Suse
- PostgreSQL – EnterpriseDB Corporation
It is a good thing to see the list is growing and more companies choose the support as their way of making money with Free Open Source Software.
CollabNet, which is providing Support for Subversion from its early days, now started to support Git too.
How does CollabNet support git?
CollabNet has its own ALM product called TeamForge . It can have git as a part of its version control system, which provides easy UI to manage repositories and provide access control.
Apart from that customers can buy only GIT support where they can get the open source git from their repositories and get support from CollabNet.
CollabNet has a expert team on git and it pays for developers who contribute for Git. With the experts in Git, CollabNet provides support via email, phone and remote session.
See here the plans.
CollabNet is already providing same support for Subversion where it pays for Subversion developers and provides Commercial Support and free support via its forums. http://forums.open.collab.net/
Read the git blogs here: http://blogs.collab.net/git where the experts from CollabNet share their experience in Git.
It is providing hosted solution for Git and Subversion too. Check here http://www.cloudforge.com/
Its a great opportunity for organizations to implement git with the support from CollabNet.