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PayPal attacks free software donations

http://news.ycombinator.com

I write free software. My free software has a "donate" link that goes to the PayPal donation page. The idiots at PayPal froze my account since I couldn't prove 501(c) exemption (which I don't have - and more to the point, never claimed to!) and insist that it's "illegal" to receive donations unless you're a registered non-profit with 501(c) IRS clearance.

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Pocketing Police (PayPal confiscates Xorg funds)

http://doctormo.ubuntu-ma.us

An odd bit of news from the xorg foundation. During some discussion on their mailing list about missing funds it became apparent that PayPal had simply taken $5k of their money because PayPal thought xorg foundation were some sort of scam.

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FSF works with PayPal to the benefit of the free software community

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation thanks PayPal for responding to its concerns and making its terms more free software friendly.

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PayPal Says Linux Grid Can Replace Mainframes

http://www.informationweek.com

PayPal is currently processing $1,571 worth of transactions per second in 17 different currencies on about 4,000 servers running Red Hat Linux.

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Linux and open source software pay off for PayPal

http://www.techworld.com

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?"

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