Inching Closer towards Open Source VoIP
It seems we are inching closer towards open source VoIP. open source software had never been a challenge to the traditional voice technology but with VoIP gaining acceptance, the move towards converged IP based networks has enabled open source developers to treat communications in the same manner as they attacked proprietary computer software.
We have already seen that a number of products have been launched by open source VoIP vendors and it was just a few days back that Fonality announced an IP PBX targeted at SMBs. Another announcement was from Amazon.com which said it would be rolling out open source telephony from Pingtel.
Mr. Layman who is the CEO of Layman has compared open source telephony to the use of Apache web servers. Though most of the companies are not willing to go for open source telecom software but they don't mind it as an option. Certainly we are not far from it.