By Gavin Clarke, 3 Sep 2014
The US-based non-profit says it’s received 5.35915909 in BTC – just over $2,600 – in just 48 hours after saying it would accept the virtual currency.
ASF says it decided to accept the e-coinage in response to an email request on August 26.
“Accepting Bitcoin allows donors to the Apache Software Foundation the benefit of digital currency exchange no matter where they reside,” ASF said in a statement.
Founded in 1999 Apache is home to the much-loved HTTP Apache Server. Since then its empire has expanded dramatically to encompass more than 200 other open-source projects and initiatives.
ASF is a registered US non-profit that relies on voluntary donations and sponsorships to keep running. Sponsors include Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei and IBM. ASF accepts cash, checks, electronic funds transfer, PayPal, vehicle donations and – now – Bitcoin.