Sangoma Still Doesnt Get Open Source

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are solely my personal views and opinions. These do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of any company or project that I am (or have been) associated with. Back in 2019 (around 3.5 years from this post), I blogged that Sangoma Doesn’t Get Open Source. The post generated a decent amount of discussion and later that year, Dan Jenkins and I sat with Bill Wignall and made commitments about future conferences, handling “open source,” and stopping FUD....

March 3, 2023 7 min Fred Posner

ITEXPO 2020

Had a great time visiting with members of the open source VoIP community in Fort Lauderdale for open source world / itexpo 2020. I was excited to discuss Kamailio and other aspects of communication as well as get some important hardware discussions in person… it’s an interesting time as hardware and software vendors seem to be merging left and right. ...

February 21, 2020 1 min Fred Posner

Astricon 2019 Thoughts

TL;DR A few weeks ago, I had some strong concerns over Sangoma’s stewardship of Asterisk and FreePBX. Since that post, Astricon showed that Sangoma definitely appreciates the open source VoIP community and I’m optimistic for the future. I, along with 300+ others, attended Astricon 2019 during the last week of October in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s Astricon differed dramatically from others — there was no expo hall, fewer presentations, fewer tracks. ...

November 1, 2019 4 min Fred Posner

Sangoma Doesn’t Get Open Source

So, earlier today (2019-09-24), Sangoma tweeted the following: Is it possible to outgrow an #opensource #PBX? As your business grows, you might need to move to a more business-oriented solution with enhanced features & support. New blog at https://t.co/SvhwvcKARO #phonesystem — Sangoma (@Sangoma) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sangoma/status/1176564577670172672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 24, 2019</a> If you don’t know, just over a year ago, Sangoma acquired Digium, the creators of Asterisk (which Sangoma called “the most widely used open source communication software in the world”). Sangoma is also the owner of FreePBX, “the most widely deployed open source PBX platform in use across the world.” I found it interesting that a company owning arguably two of the most widely used open source telephony projects in the world would discuss “outgrowing” open source… ...

September 25, 2019 4 min Fred Posner