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  • It ceases to be a game when users are screwed out of using commercial products that were advertised and sold through our forums and then mysteriously stopped working or when vendors are squeezed for money to distribute a product that is touted as being open source GPL code or when a SIP provider is barred from providing a GUI module to his customers that competes with the developer’s own product. I could go on, but you get the idea. Happen to notice how quiet this company has been in responding to these allegations. That speaks volumes.

    wardmundy
    May 5, 2015
    • Ward, you know my take on the issue – I totally agree with your thoughts. Much like you, I believe that once a company starts hindering their own GPL offering, for simple profit gain, it’s the time to move on. One of our customers had recently updates their FreePBX system to the latest version, only to find out, that the “Endpoint manager” that was initially in there, is no longer supported and he has to “pay” for the commercial offering. It took about 15 minutes to realize where the thing moved to. We uninstalled the commercial addon, then installed the “unsupported” module – and resumed functionality. Between the two of us, I think the term “Unsupported” should be changed to “Open Source Modules” or “None Sangoma GPL Modules”, so that people can distinguish between the two. On one hand, as a business owner, I understand where they are going. On the other hand, I can’t help but being somewhat pissed, simply because it changes the entire product dramatically.

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