[ic] Interchange now a Red Hat product

Greg Cope greg@rubberplant.freeserve.co.uk
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 09:45:36 +0000

Mike Heins wrote:
> Quoting Dan B (db@cyclonehq.dnsalias.net):
> > 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
> > >solution.
> >
> > 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
> support.


Being in the UK its a little difficult to go to LinuxWorld ;-).

Will the new makecat have fill-in-the-form GPG support as well as PGP ?

Congratulations on the news!


(who's hopeing little will change with interchange - and if it does its
for the good [TM])

> 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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