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XIPWIRE Donates Text Pledging Service to Open Source Community


February 11, 2010

XIPWIRE Donates Text Pledging Service to Open Source Community

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor


With the use of texting and text based financial transactions picking up, text donations to social causes have been on the rise in the recent years. Text donations make it easier for the people to show their support to a cause or to help out people in distress. Now, making that even easier, XIPWIRE is pleased to announce the donation of its Text Pledging service to the Open Source Community.

With XIPWIRE, you can initiate a payment to practically anyone who can receive a text message through the company’s secure service. Users can sign up online for free to create their secure XIP wallet. There are no charges or fees to register with XIPWIRE.
By facilitating text donations to several non-profit organizations, XIPWIRE would like to give back to the community, stated the company. Currently, donations can be directed to the Apache Software Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Software Foundation, GNOME Foundation, KDE e.V. and the Linux Foundation. With text pledging, companies can quickly and easily solicit donations for their respective causes.
“As an avid supporter of Open Source, I'm proud to be able to offer this service to this passionate community of developers, advocates and enthusiasts,” said Sharif Alexandre, founder, XIPWIRE. “XIPWIRE's vision to turn your mobile phone into a wallet would not be possible if not for the tireless effort of the thousands of developers who have worked over the years to create truly exceptional free software.”
When you make a text pledge through XIPWIRE, the company will process your pledge and reply with a temporary username and password which you can use to login and complete your pledge.
Recently, the company announced a new feature of its mobile payment platform to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. This features enables individuals to pledge up to $500 by sending a simple text message to 56624. In addition it allows the donor to direct the funds to any of the following charitable organizations.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire

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