CVSDude and oDesk Partnership Boosts Globally Distributed Software Development

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CVSDude to integrate oDesk Provider and Job Search; oDesk to offer CVSDude’s Advanced Source Code Management Tools.

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CVSDude, a leading provider of Subversion (SVN) hosting and hosted open-source development tools, has teamed up with oDesk, a leading online staffing marketplace and work platform, to offer software companies access to talented technical professionals and tools that enable faster product delivery and higher-quality software. With this partnership, distributed development teams built and managed on oDesk will gain access to CVSDude's secure storage infrastructure, advanced source-code management, and popular collaboration and job tracking software, for a low monthly fee. CVSDude customers seeking a solution for hiring, managing, and paying on-demand talent, can now tap directly into oDesk's community of nearly 40,000 tested and rated professionals available on a pay-by-the-hour basis.

"With oDesk, we can offer over 38,500 active CVSDude users from several thousand companies an easy and cost-effective way to augment their development teams no matter where the talent is located," said CVSDude CEO, Mark Bathie. CVSDude's core customer base includes many VC-funded US technology startups, as well as industry leaders like Intel, Accenture, BBC Worldwide, and Harvard Business Online. Using oDesk web-based collaboration tools, these employers will be able to visually track and verify work performed, both historically and in real-time, by oDesk professionals.

"As our thousands of customers build larger and larger teams and manage projects of increasing complexity, the demand for source-code and project management tools is rapidly rising," said oDesk CEO, Gary Swart. He added, "CVSDude's advanced Subversion hosting and source-code management tools are an excellent complement to oDesk's management platform." A recent CVSDude survey found that customers save in excess of $160,000 and 2,500 hours of staffing time each year by outsourcing to CVSDude.

About CVSDude

CVSDude provides tools and a hosted development environment that help software developers collaborate with each other and share their work with clients. In particular, CVSDude ( hosts version control systems that enable developers, perhaps located continents apart, to work on the same set of code without having to worry about redundancy and conflicts. Since 2002, CVSDude has helped over 45,000 developers in 110 countries write better software in less time. CVSDude was awarded the 2007 "Young Exporter of the Year" award by the Premier of Queensland.

About oDesk

Every day, oDesk helps people all over the world work together, as if they were seated in the same office. Founded in 2004, oDesk ( ) is a global staffing marketplace for programmers and technology freelancers that enables businesses to build, manage, and pay remote teams. Hiring managers can search the oDesk network and choose from among thousands of tested, top-rated technology professionals in over 50 countries around the world. Using oDesk, managers can view an online filmstrip of work activity, including screenshots and memos. oDesk is backed by Benchmark Capital, Globespan Capital Partners and Sigma Partners.

oDesk Press Contact:
Josh Breinlinger
(650) 853-4100

CVSDude Press Contact:
Guy Marion
+61 412 490 841


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