Larkin is owner/founder of SourceHosting.net.
Greg has over 17 years of professional software development experience.
He has worked with the Internet and its related technologies as
an independent software consultant since 1996.
During his time
as a consultant, he developed custom software such as a resume
meta-search application, a product catalog content management system,
and a secure messaging web site for financial professionals.
holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University in
The SourceHosting.net Story Founded in 1999 by Greg Larkin,
SourceHosting.net, LLC, was the first company to offer an Internet-hosted
CVS hosting service. Based in Hollis, NH, SourceHosting.net grew
out of Greg’s own experience working as a member of a 6-person
virtual team building a resume search engine application.
A software engineer with years of experience
in a variety of industries, Greg knew that an effective version
control system was critical to any software team’s ability
to reliably deliver products on time. Having experienced the
frustrations of developing software without such a system (lost
code, rework, missed deadlines, etc.), he also knew it was critical
to his own job satisfaction and to a positive team dynamic.
So he set about building a system that would enable him and
his team members to collaborate just as they would if they were
all sitting within the walls of one company. To ensure that the
team would be able to derive immediate value from the new system
without jeopardizing its intellectual property, he chose industry-standard
CVS, familiar to most developers, and took special pains to ensure
system security, including SSL encryption and daily offsite backups
of the repository.
Once the system up and running, it became clear to Greg that
other teams could also benefit from such a service, and SourceHosting.net
was born. Since then, SourceHosting.net has enjoyed steady growth
providing infrastructure solutions to virtual teams, but it has
also become popular with co-located teams whose members simply
prefer to spend their time developing products, as opposed to