Techie-guru and ex-editor friend Vickram Crishna announced in cyberspace that Giovanni Maruzzelli would be visiting India. After a few emails were exchanged, he added Goa to his route.Read more »
"San Francisco - Hours before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to take action against Comcast for violating the FCC's net neutrality principles, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is releasing "Switzerland," a software tool for customers to test the integrity of their Internet communications..." -- (Switzerland is free software licensed under the GPL)Read more »
"...GNU Telephony Secure Calling is intended to make it both possible, and easy, for individuals, private organizations, and public institutions to deploy secure realtime voice and video communications (VoIP) both in closed and openly accessible networks, and to do so in a manner which helps make passive and warrantless communication intercept of private communication a thing of the past.Read more »
Tony Mobily at Freesoftware Magazine interviews the developers of Ekiga, the free sfotware for making free 'phone call across the internet.
By the time you have finished reading this epic article you will know a hell of a lot about Ekiga and VOIP in general. Catch these great guys in full spate!Read more »
In the closing days of 2007, open source voice-over-IP (VoIP) project WengoPhone found itself without a sponsor. The project's creator and underwriter, Wengo, announced it was halting its support after more than three years of development. Fortunately, longtime contributor MBDSYS offered to take over maintainership of the project, and has begun the transition, setting out a roadmap and reinvigorating the developer base.Read more »
The OpenWengo project ceased to exist last November, and all the developers have been laid off. So, is it true that Wengophone is dead and Skype has no other serious competitor? Not quite.Read more »
While Asterisk IP PBX software can be a boon for cash-strapped businesses that need phone upgrades, the free, open source platform has also spawned a host of for-profit vendors that charge for Asterisk professional services, peripherals and software extensions and still manage to undercut the prices charged by more established IP PBX vendors.Read more »
It’s one small step for Dell, and another great leap for Asterisk — the open source VoIP phone system. Dell plans to promote Fonality (a major Asterisk proponent) to small business customers seeking IP telephony systems. It’s a landmark development, folks, that benefits Dell in multiple markets (open source, VoIP, unified communications, and managed services). Here’s why.Read more »
There's a feeling of inexhaustible energy radiating through the world of open-source VoIP. And the more we learn, the more we discover.Read more »
Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system will face increasing security threats, according to McAfee Avert Labs predictions for top 10 security threats in 2008.Read more »
As IP telephony gains acceptance in the SMB market, it's not likely to be the products of mainstream IP PBX vendors that lead the change. Open source software, some say, may be the mechanism whereby IP telephony vendors bring affordable, reliable, and innovative products into the largely untapped—and highly cost-conscious—small-business arena.Read more »
The Asterisk open source VoIP platform is making "pretty substantial headway" in the business market place, says creator Mark Spencer.Read more »
Achievement Awards Group, a South African motivational organisation, has implemented Asterisk to upgrade the capability of its specialist call centre and to react quickly to the needs of clients.
Asterisk is an open source VOIP (voice over IP) PBX used to drive telephony systems. The call centre solution was set up by the group's IT partner, Clarotech Consulting.Read more »
Asterisk is becoming an increasingly popular way for organizations to deploy Voice over IP (VoIP) without making a huge investment in proprietary systems. One of the major hurdles to get over when deploying Asterisk is to learn how the different configuration files work together and how to configure the system to answer phones.Read more »