[CentOS] Re: Asterisk

Tony Mountifield tony at softins.clara.co.uk
Sat Oct 6 21:12:22 UTC 2007

In article <0EF08A1199B44F7F112EB853@[]>,
Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com> wrote:
> --On Friday, October 05, 2007 9:11 PM +0000 Tony Mountifield 
> <tony at softins.clara.co.uk> wrote:
> > That very much depends on who you ask. Many people (myself included)
> > prefer the original version which is actively developed by Digium in
> > partnership with the community.
> Can you say why you prefer it? I've not followed any threads comparing the 
> two, so only have the issues listed in the voip wiki to go by. (See link in 
> previous post.) I've seen the frustration over Sun's control of OpenOffice, 
> and figured openpbx's fork is similarly motivated.

I haven't tried OpenPBX/CallWeaver, so it's not a technical viewpoint.
I suppose it's more a question of trust or confidence. It appeared to me
that Asterisk was forked to OpenPBX in a fit of pique by two or three
individuals. I kept an eye on the OpenPBX website for quite a few months
after the fork, and it appeared to me to quickly stagnate, and didn't
seem to gain any momentum.

In contrast, I found original Asterisk to have a lot of forward momentum
and a large community around it. So I stuck with it, and haven't paid
much attention to OpenPBX/CallWeaver more recently. It certainly seems
much lower-profile than Asterisk.

Tony Mountifield
Work: tony at softins.co.uk - http://www.softins.co.uk
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