SharpSvn is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, to allow using it in both open source and commercial projects.
You can contact the SharpSvn project via email@example.com if you have any questions, suggestions, bugfixes, etc.
The SharpSvn API encapsulates the whole Subversion client api and a few of the more low-level api's. The api is designed around the Microsoft class library design guidelines and follows the common language specification (CLS). The SharpSvn managed code includes all subversion references, so you can just use xcopy deployment for releasing applications using this libary. The only external requirement is the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime (The Visual C++ 2008 runtime for the .Net 2.0 compatible versions. The Visual C++ 2010 runtime for the newer .Net 4.0+ specific binaries).
The implementation of SharpSvn is mostly complete and in use in several projects. The current api is stable, but we are adding new features over time; we don't expect any changes on the common commands, but some features might be obsoleted when better features arrive. The design of SharpSvn makes it possible to use the current release side by side with any future release (even in the same application).
We are seeking for help building a more complete test set, writing better documentation and are open for extending the api for more use-cases.
SharpSvn started as a project by Bert Huijben on Google Code. The most prominent user of SharpSvn is the AnkhSVN project (Subversion support for Visual Studio). When AnkhSVN moved to openCollabNet in January 2008, SharpSvn was moved as well so that the two development communities can work in sync and grow together.
Over the last months more and more projects are using SharpSvn to integrate Subversion support in their applications.
CollabNet hosts and supports the SharpSvn project with the goal to accelerate growth of the community and adoption by other open source and commercial development teams that want to integrate Subversion in their .NET environments. CollabNet also contributes code to the project.