Today I found out just how easy it is to convert an SVN repository to Git without losing any commit history. Note that you will need git-svn (
apt-get install git-svn on Debian/Ubuntu).
git svn clone http://mysvnrepo.com/my-project my-project cd my-project git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:/my-project.git git push origin master
Et voilà, my-project.git has the full commit history of the my-project SVN repository.
If anybody knows whether SVN branches can be converted to Git branches, please get in touch!