Computerworld Australia: Linux, Open Source Software Pay Off for PayPal
Mar 26, 2007, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"When Scott Thompson left Visa to take the CTO role at PayPal in
2005, the Web company's data centre surprised him. 'Wait a minute,'
he recalls saying, 'they run a payment system on Linux?'
"'I was pretty familiar with payment systems and global trading
systems, but I just scratched my head when I came here,' Thompson
says. With his history of working on IBM mainframes and large Sun
Solaris systems, the PayPal approach to computing seemed alien,
especially for a company whose core mission was dealing with