I recently set up a git repository server (using gitosis and gitweb). Among the required features of the system was the ability to publish the git repository to a read-only Subversion repository. This sounds simple in principle but in practice proved to be a bit tricky. Git makes an excellent Subversion client. You can use the git svn … series of commands to pull a remote Subversion repository into a local git working tree and then have all the local advantages of git forcing the central code repository to change version control software.