Donation to ELASTIX and his moderators

whbh

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Hi

I would like to make a donation to ELASTIX and company
How must I do ?

Really appreciate this project and this kind of help

With Best regards
 

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rafael

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Thanks a lot whbh for the donation and Patrick_elx for the details,

Just to make it clear that moderators do the job for free, and at the moment we don't have a procedure pay them for their great job. Anyway the moderator job is their way to contribute to the project as you do it with a donation.

About the donations, Elastix is not a company is a free(libre) software project and the company that sponsor this project is Palosanto (www.palosanto.com)

Best regards and thanks a lot for your support :D

Rafael
 

whbh

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Who has created this famous project ?
It's really a big and a success project

and why dont they make a commercialization of this project ?
 

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whbh said:
Who has created this famous project ?
Palosanto Solutions that is an IT company from Ecuador - Latinamerica.

It's really a big and a success project
Thank you :D

and why don't they make a commercialization of this project ?
Actually we do commercialize service around Elastix and thanks to that project is mantain. We do installations to airlines, goverment, tv channles and more here in Ecuador.

We also sell official support hour via chat in English and Spanish,we sell the Elastix appliance and more. Check out our online store.

Best Regards,

Rafael
 

Bob

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The Elastix "product" as a whole is a collection of other like minded Open Source products, such as Asterisk, Freepbx, Openfire, SugarCRM, VtigerCRM, A2Billing, Hylafax, Flash Operator Panel, ARI, RoundCube, Postfix and many others (some of what are included in the Centos distribution), and finally Elastix itself.

Elastix is the "Glue" that brings all these packages together, integrates them and presents them in a GUI that makes it easy to use from one web based GUI.

How it is described above, is not to belittle the work that crew from Palosanto and the rest of the community does on the Elastix project, but also pays homage and respect to all the major components and other projects that are part of Elastix.

The work that the Elastix developers and community puts into the Elastix project is huge and I can rightfully say that the work that I do, would not be possible without the Elastix project for which I am forever grateful.

Like all other good Open Source projects, they (Elastix and the community) feed bug fixes and improvements back to other projects, which includes Asterisk.

But the Elastix GUI itself is one of the best and most powerful parts of the project and the amount of work that has gone into Elastix is huge. But this is where the power of Open Source is at its best, as it brings together some of the Best of Breed projects and makes them powerful and makes them usable.

As for commercialisation of the project, Edgar Landivar made a clear statement that the Elastix project would remain GPL (loose word for Opensource). Whilst circumstances may change, to this date they have remained true to their word. Palosanto Solutions however do sell top grade products that include Elastix, as well as providing paid support. I believe that they also do implementations to large businesses as well which have been successful.

I think it also helps that people have fresh in their minds, another popular distribution that was going places, and it became "commercialised", and has continued to suffer in terms of development and directions of development. Many said it would happen, but they were asked to give it a go, some decided to go with the wait and see approach, but eventually many decided that there was decisions made for the distribution based on less community involvement and more on commercial reasons. There is no need for names...just move along and use Elastix which provides the same functionality and much, much more....

Regards

Bob
 

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Looks like Rafael covered some of what I said. There was no reply when I started writing, but it took me an hour to write the reply, as I was in the middle of upgrading a 1.3.2 version to 1.5.2, and concurrently testing the 1.6 beta with Sangoma cards, and writing a reply at the same time.

Regards

Bob
 

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Thank you bob for your clarifications :D

@whbh, I would recommend you to read this article:

* What is Free Software (remember is free as freedom, not free of price)

Best regards,

Rafael
 

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