Zaptel project being renamed to DAHDI

Approximately two years ago, the owner of the trademark ‘ZapTel’ (for telephony purposes) contacted Digium and notified us that the name was in fact trademarked. His company owns the ZapTel trademark and sells telephone calling cards, and would prefer that Internet searches for ‘Zaptel cards’ not return products unrelated to their trademark.

In an effort to rectify this situation, since that time we have had many discussions internally at Digium about what we should do, including ensuring that any new name we chose would be something that was available to be trademarked (as Asterisk is), so that we wouldn’t have … Continued

Asterisk Myth Busters – Episode 3

Here’s the third installment from the Asterisk Myth Busters series.  This one focuses on the dual missions of Digium and the company’s role in sponsoring the Asterisk Open Source Project.

MYTH: Digium is the benevolent sponsor and maintainer of the Asterisk project.

While benevolent has several similar meanings, one is “characterized by goodwill, intended for benefit rather than profit.” Digium currently funds approximately a dozen developers that work almost exclusively on the open source project, processed over 3000 issues in 2007 which resulted in almost 2000 commits to the open source project, and manages and funds a significant infrastructure which … Continued