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The Perfect VoIP Sandbox or Is It? Meet Digital Ocean Cloud Hosting

The Perfect VoIP Sandbox or Is It? Meet Digital Ocean Cloud Hosting

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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After a week of testing, we’re taking a second look at Digital Ocean, a terrific cloud platform for experimenting with VoIP. Our initial testing was performed during a week that many folks were on Spring Break. After Easter weekend, our own testing suggested a very different level of performance. That warranted a more sober reevaluation in our judgment. Before we get to the specifics, let us emphatically stress that we do not recommend Digital Ocean as a long-term, cloud-based VoIP… Read More ›

The 5-Minute PBX: Incredible PBX 11 and Incredible Fax for PBX in a Flash 3

The 5-Minute PBX: Incredible PBX 11 and Incredible Fax for PBX in a Flash 3

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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With the release of version 3 of PBX in a Flash™, it seemed only fitting to reintroduce our one-click wonder that takes advantage of the latest and greatest feature sets in both Asterisk® 11 and FreePBX® 2.11. Incredible PBX™ 11 gives you the best of all worlds plus all of the very best, preconfigured Asterisk applications we could find. And the installer together with all of the apps are pure open source so you can learn how to build a… Read More ›

BYOB: Easy Peasy PIAF-Green with Asterisk 11.8.1 and ‘Genuine’ CentOS 6.5

BYOB: Easy Peasy PIAF-Green with Asterisk 11.8.1 and ‘Genuine’ CentOS 6.5

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Let’s put aside the debate over Red Hat CentOS licensing and the GPL for a moment and talk about everyone’s favorite party. And we confess up front to being big fans of Patrón tequila. But let’s suppose for a moment that the Patrón family added some fine print to the label on their tequila bottles that said you cannot distribute margaritas with Patrón tequila and claim they are made with genuine Patrón tequila because the drink is no longer pure… Read More ›

Closing the Book on CentOS: Introducing PBX in a Flash 3 with PIAF 3.0.6.5 OS

Closing the Book on CentOS: Introducing PBX in a Flash 3 with PIAF 3.0.6.5 OS

Friday, February 21, 2014

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve attempted to document some of the issues that have arisen as a result of what Red Hat claims it has been assigned from a few of the current CentOS developers. The CentOS trademark issues boil down to these: (1) ownership, (2) prior assignments and licenses, (3) dilution, and (4) GPL2. You can only sell that which you own. You can’t undo licenses that previously have been issued and relied upon. Generic use of a… Read More ›

Crippleware: Is Red Hat Rewriting the GPL and the Future of Open Source?

Crippleware: Is Red Hat Rewriting the GPL and the Future of Open Source?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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We’ve always been a believer that things happen for a reason. And so it is with the recent CentOS "acquisition" by Red Hat. It’s no secret that CentOS was cutting into Red Hat’s revenue stream. While Red Hat had announced plans to create its own CentOS-like spinoff, the actual absorption of CentOS and its development team into Red Hat, Inc. was a surprise. So was the claim by Karanbir Singh that he individually owned the CentOS trademark. As we previously… Read More ›

A New Star Is Born: The PIAF-Green Virtual Machine featuring Scientific Linux 6.5

A New Star Is Born: The PIAF-Green Virtual Machine featuring Scientific Linux 6.5

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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We are delighted to announce our first of many releases of PBX in a Flash™ 3.0.6.5 running atop the just released Scientific Linux™ 6.5. In keeping with our historical methodology (minus CentOS™), today’s PIAF-Green™ VM release with Asterisk 11® and FreePBX® 2.11 provides everyone an opportunity to kick the tires and provide some feedback before the tailorable PIAF™ 3.0.6.5 hits the street. What’s missing is the CentOS operating system. Good riddance! See last week’s article for why. We are pleased… Read More ›

netTALK to the Rescue: Dumping Google Voice for Less Than 10¢ a Day

netTALK to the Rescue: Dumping Google Voice for Less Than 10¢ a Day

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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The Google Voice Adventure with Asterisk® has been disappointing to put it charitably. Google never really saw the benefit of providing free phone service to millions of Americans because they never could quite figure out how to monetize the project. In the meantime, shady call centers were eating them alive with dozens if not hundreds of Google Voice trunks that were placing endless calls around the clock. The final straw was Microsoft deciding to keep Skype proprietary while adding free… Read More ›

IVR 101: Six Quick Steps to Building Incredible IVRs for Asterisk with FreePBX

IVR 101: Six Quick Steps to Building Incredible IVRs for Asterisk with FreePBX

Monday, December 30, 2013

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As more and more Asterisk® platforms enter the open source community, it seems as if we spend a lot of energy covering the basics of getting those new systems into place, and there’s little time left for tutorials that really make the difference in a great telephony system and one that just makes calls. So our New Year’s Resolution is to try to devote a column every month to smelling the roses and pushing out some information that actually helps… Read More ›