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Eric Sink

Eric Sink is a software developer, founder of the software company SourceGear and a popular version control software system (Vault) and writer.

From his About page at his blog as of May 30, 2007:

About Eric Sink

In my day job I am a software developer at SourceGear.  We sell source control (aka "version control", "SCM")  tools for Windows developers:

  • SourceOffSite is a remote-access addon for Visual SourceSafe.
  • SourceGear Vault is a source control tool designed specifically to replace SourceSafe.  It is built entirely on the .NET platform and uses SQL Server 2000 for all repository storage.

In October 2002, SourceGear was named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation by Inc magazine.

By my original training, I am a software programmer. I have a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I founded the AbiWord project and was responsible for much of the original design and implementation.  The title on my business card says "Software Craftsman".

Prior to founding SourceGear, I was at Spyglass (now OpenTV) for around five years. I served there as Project Lead for the browser team. We built the original versions of the browser you now know as "Internet Explorer".