Sunday, October 21, 2007

Alternative to Trixbox coming soon

The folks over at have an interesting project in the works -- PBX in a Flash. Apparently they (and others) are getting a bit fed up with the direction that Trixbox is taking; on the nerdvittles site, the authors put it this way: "suffice it to say that it’s just gotten a little too proprietary, too closed, and too commercial for our open source, puritanical tastes."

So they decided to take matters into their own hands, and are working on something called "PBX in a Flash". From the site:

Our up front promise is to keep the project open, participatory, reliable, and fun. After all, that’s what the Asterisk revolution was and is all about. The plan is to provide a free ISO-based offering for home or office use that will run on a dedicated Linux machine. There also will be a VMware image that will run on a Windows desktop. And, for the Mac desktop, we’ll provide both a VMware and a Parallels image.

I'll be interested to see where this goes, and intend to give it a try.