[VoiceOps] Which Softswitch?

Peter Beckman beckman at angryox.com
Sat Jun 20 15:39:28 EDT 2015

Better not use SIP, it is an open standard.

Better not use DNS and BIND, it's both an open standard and open source.

Better not use nginx or Apache, they are both open source.

Better not use MySQL or Postgres, they are both open source.

Better not use SMTP or postfix or mailman, they use open standards and are
open source.

Oh wait, you just did, by sending this email to this list.

Your argument that open source software is not good enough for your
production environment says you know little about how the production
Internet is powered.

Amazon Web Services started with Xen and MySQL (and still use it today).
I'd say their production environment is pretty critical to much of the

Dismissing all open source software and solutions out of hand seems to miss
the understanding about paid support and open source solutions:

     "If there is a problem, yo, I'll solve it."


     "And I will wait, I will wait for you."

of proprietary closed source vendors.

"Ice Ice" Mumford Beckman

On Sat, 20 Jun 2015, Alex Balashov wrote:

> Also, I cannot agree with the stance than open source technologies are unsuitable for core softswitches.
> All open source engines out there today are just technology cores; a great deal of middleware, integration and application is required to turn them into service delivery platforms. ‎That makes them a lot like the commercial protocol stacks, e.g. Radvision, used in commercial products. 
> Architecture is of the essence. A well-architected, clusterable Freeswitch platform (or, say, Kamailio, as in our case) is much more reliable and capable than a badly implemented commercial platform with crappy vendor support. 
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Peter Beckman                                                  Internet Guy
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