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The FUD Factor: Why Does the Asterisk Community Shoot Itself in the Foot?

The FUD Factor: Why Does the Asterisk Community Shoot Itself in the Foot?

Monday, November 16, 2015

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2015 has been quite the year for the Asterisk® VoIP community. First came the surprise announcement that Sangoma® had acquired FreePBX®. Next, Digium® caved on Asterisk-GUI and adopted FreePBX as their “free” distribution giving Sangoma a virtual monopoly in the Asterisk graphical user interface and aggregation market. And then the fireworks began. There were only two open source and GPL-compliant Asterisk aggregations left: Elastix® and PBX in a Flash™. We had been on a downhill slide with the Schmoozers for… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX GUI for AsteriskNOW and the FreePBX Distro

Introducing Incredible PBX GUI for AsteriskNOW and the FreePBX Distro

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Before we get started today, let’s clear the air on a few things that have been brought to our attention. We’re not opposed to any organization making money. That includes Digium® and Sangoma®. And we fully appreciate that both of these companies need to make money to continue to deliver first rate products like Asterisk® and FreePBX®. Our fundamental disagreement with SchmoozeCom and now Sangoma stems from their sales methodology. In a nutshell, they’ve taken what purports to be an… Read More ›

Introducing the FUD-Free Firewall for FreePBX Distro and AsteriskNOW

Introducing the FUD-Free Firewall for FreePBX Distro and AsteriskNOW

Monday, August 10, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com After frequent complaints from our FreePBX® users, we introduced a firewall application for the PBX in a Flash™ and Incredible PBX™ platforms that protected FreePBX resources. That was over 5 years ago. The product became Travelin’ Man™ 3, an IPtables-based WhiteList that totally eliminated access to your Asterisk® server unless a WhiteList entry had been authorized by the administrator. The application was further embellished over the years to facilitate access by remote users. First, we introduced… Read More ›

60 Seconds to Real Independence: Incredible PBX GUI Comes to VirtualBox

60 Seconds to Real Independence: Incredible PBX GUI Comes to VirtualBox

Monday, June 29, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com As we continue the march toward a truly free, RealGPL, open source VoIP platform for Asterisk®, we couldn’t think of a better time of the year for this announcement. Today we’re pleased to introduce our first virtual machine platform with an Incredible PBX™ GUI image that you can install in less than 60 seconds on virtually any desktop computer in the world. When the install is finished you’ll have the latest Asterisk 11 running atop Scientific… Read More ›

Keeping It Real: Holey Socks! It’s the Missing FreePBX GPL Source Code, Or Is It?

Keeping It Real: Holey Socks! It’s the Missing FreePBX GPL Source Code, Or Is It?

Monday, June 15, 2015

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If you’ve ever shopped at the outlet malls, you quickly learn that things are often not quite as they appear on first blush. Labels inside shirts have either been removed or mangled in some way to keep you from returning the merchandise to a ‘real store’ for a refund at full retail price. Socks in particular always have a habit of sprouting a hole after you’ve worn them about twice. For those that were ever in the military, you may… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX 11-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Introducing Incredible PBX 11-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Monday, June 1, 2015

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On May 15, we turned the page on Asterisk® GUIs by introducing a new GUI that hopefully provides the best of both worlds. It preserves the GPL components of the FreePBX® product that many of us have nurtured for almost a decade while removing the commercial pieces that have introduced some friction into the equation for users and companies that simply wished to deploy or redistribute a graphical user interface for Asterisk in accordance with the free GPL licenses under… Read More ›

Freedom and the FreePBX Cloud: Is an Apple-like Ecosystem GPL-Compliant?

Freedom and the FreePBX Cloud: Is an Apple-like Ecosystem GPL-Compliant?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Short Answer: No way, José!     Right Answer: Sangoma should fix it.     Our Answer: New GPL Repo fixes it… today! We began our series on FreePBX® by providing a GPL-compliant alternative to the base design of the FreePBX GUI minus the elements which have made redistribution and/or code modification difficult despite the clear language of the product’s GPL licenses. In our last article, we introduced new turnkey versions of Incredible PBX for CentOS featuring your choice of the 2.11 or 12.0 Incredible PBX… Read More ›