Fonality Acquires Tribox
“Fonality shares my vision of making Asterisk free and easy for everyone,” said Gillis. “They have already proven to me how serious they are by committing a team of engineers to help create the next version of trixbox.”
Trixbox, formerly [email protected], is the world’s leading distributor of Asterisk-based software, with an average of 1,500 downloads a day. It was designed to be the easiest to use version of free Asterisk, which has contributed to its huge following. The value of trixbox is that, in under an hour, a non-technical user can download and install, not only Asterisk, but Linux, SugarCRM, MySQL, FreePBX and other applications. Trixbox tightly integrates these open applications to work together on one physical server, providing companies with a PBX phone system and the surrounding applications they need to support their business. Trixbox is completely free.
The Trixbox community has the largest number of registered users and the most active forums for discussing and resolving open source telephony and Asterisk-specific issues. Trixbox will remain an open source project licensed under the general public license (GPL), which encourages innovative software development both within the Asterisk environment and the larger open source community.
“Trixbox is a thriving Asterisk community, unencumbered by licensing complexities. It was free, it is free and we are going to make sure it stays free.” said Chris Lyman, Fonality’s CEO and founder.