Open Source Licensing of Asterisk- the issues are small potatoes!

Every once in awhile I encounter a sticky situation that can be difficult to pinpoint a resolution for. Understanding how it is that my dog winds up with ropes of dog drool looping up between her eyes and past her forehead. Trying to figure out why I always wind up with sauce spattered all over myself at meals while my husband’s face and hands always remain remarkably sauce free.   Responding to a query from a person curious about how Asterisk is licensed under the GPLv2 without letting the conversation become a murky swamp of confusion.  While I am left to … Continued

The Ballad of Digium’s Trademark Policy

The Ballad of Digium’s Trademark Policy

(sung to the “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”- the theme song of “The Beverly Hillbillies”)

Come and listen to a story ’bout a trademark policy by Digium,
well meaning company didn’t like trademark abuses, just wanted to be rid of ‘em.
Then one day they were cracking down on Google Adwords,
And up through all of the user blogs a calamity was heard,
(Underestimate of Asterisk popularity that is! Fans! Adword policy changes! )

So, the next thing you know Digium’s found a whole new user group,
Calling Google daily to get them back … Continued