[ic] Interchange now a Red Hat product
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 22:19:06 -0500
Quoting Dan B (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> At 09:28 PM 1/30/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> >Akopia has been acquired by Red Hat. Interchange, Red Hat Stronghold
> >Secure web server, and Red Hat CCVS (Credit Card Verification System) now
> >form the Red Hat E-commerce Solutions division of Red Hat. Operations will
> >continue to be based out of Reston, VA. CCVS and Stronghold engineers will
> >be joining us to continue to develop the best open-source ecommerce
> Wow! This is great news! Back pats all around!
> Can I inquire how this came about? I assume a lot was going on in the
> background when interchange was included in RedHat 7.0, maybe that was the
> point RedHat really started getting interested. Were you personally
> involved in the decision, Mike?
No comment. 8-)
> Also, I have not become too familiar with CCVS yet. Am I correct in
> describing it as a credit card transaction service much like Cybercash or
> Signio? It also seems that the CCVS software is readily available, and
> free, but not yet open source. If I'm correct, then one worry that I might
> have would be if other payment gateways such as Signio and Cybercash were
> to fall by the wayside in favor of CCVS (because RedHat would potentially
> not want to help the competition). Any fears to be allayed in that respect?
No, the exact opposite. If you get a chance to go to LinuxWorld, you can
take a look at a preview of the next-generation makecat, which will have
fill-in-the-form CyberCash, Signio, and Authorize.net, CCVS, and PGP
CCVS is more targeted toward high-volume sites that want to cut out the
middleman and get their transaction costs down.
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