Skype ends support for open source Digium Asterisk

Skype has terminated its partnership with Digium, effectively killing Skype for Asterisk, which integrated Skype’s VOIP service with the open source PBX/telephony platform. While some analysts see Microsoft’s impending acquisition of Skype as the source of the schism, others argue that Skype has never been an open source supporter, and had already been backing away from the Asterisk product.

Two weeks after Microsoft said it would acquire Skype for $85 billion, the voice-over-IP (VoIP) company has begun cutting its ties with the open source world. Digum, which sponsors the Asterisk project, was the first partner cut loose. After July 26, new Asterisk users will not be able to connect to the Skype network.

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