PayPal: Open Source Essential to Success

PayPalPayPal has used Open Source and Linux exclusively.  In an op-ed piece, Matthew Mengerink from PayPal gives his four reasons why Open Souce is Essential to Success. “PayPal transacts more than US$1,500 every second of every day, with millions of people around the world relying on the robustness of its system. It comes as a surprise to many people that PayPal runs such a large financial services company on an open source platform, but that’s precisely how we’re able to deal with the two competing demands our business Over 800,000 High Quality Domains Available For Your Business. Click Here. model places on us: security and innovation. The economic, operational, development and security advantages of open source and Linux put us in the perfect position to both grow and innovate in a safe and secure manner. Here are four reasons why we love our open source system – and four tips for you if you’re thinking of making the switch.