BitMover announces Open Source Client for BitKeeper SCM system

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2005 -- BitMover, the world's leading supplier of distributed development tools, announced today the immediate release of an Open Source BitKeeper Client. The client provides the same functionality as the update command in CVS, i.e., it may be used to track the changes to a project maintained in BitKeeper.

"Users have asked for an open source tool to track open source projects and this is that tool" said BitMover CEO Larry McVoy. "This client enables anyone to participate in a BitKeeper managed project. It also demonstrates our commitment to the Linux Kernel development and the Open Source community."

The client works with any of the hundreds of projects maintained on www.bkbits.net.

"We're proud of the support we have provided to the Open Source community." said BitMover's VP of Sales Bob Burres. "With this critical tool now in place we can focus additional energy on our commercial business. Our customers already enjoy significant gains in productivity and the features we have in the pipeline will enable the next level of productivity and usability in the enterprise development arena"."

The client is available in source form and may be retrieved from www.bitmover.com/bk-client2.0.shar

About BitMover

Founded in 1998, BitMover, Inc. is a privately held Silicon Valley based company that produces industry leading development tools, including the BitKeeper SCM system. BitKeeper increases productivity at companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 50, with more than 60,000 seats deployed worldwide. BitKeeper provides the industry's only peer-to-peer collaborative development tool that fosters best practices in development through powerful workflow capabilities, enabling off-shore collaborative development, giving managers absolute control over their projects, and increasing an engineer's productivity through best-in-class merge technology. As a public service, BitMover hosts more than 5 million files of open source containing more than 3 billion lines of code on www.bkbits.net.

Company web site: http://www.bitkeeper.com

For more information contact Amy Graf at BitMover, 650-872-9900 x104

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