Skype for Asterisk - end of sale - July 26, 2011

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Skype for Asterisk - end of sale - July 26, 2011

Postby TimmiOrg » Tue May 24, 2011 1:57 pm

Hi All,

here are some bad news:

Skype for Asterisk will not be available for sale or activation after July 26, 2011.

Skype for Asterisk was developed by Digium in cooperation with Skype. It includes proprietary software from Skype that allows Asterisk to join the Skype network as a native client. Skype has decided not to renew the agreement that permits us to package this proprietary software. Therefore Skype for Asterisk sales and activations will cease on July 26, 2011.

This change should not affect any existing users of Skype for Asterisk. Representatives of Skype have assured us that they will continue to support and maintain the Skype for Asterisk software for a period of two years thereafter, as specified in the agreement with Digium. We expect that users of Skype for Asterisk will be able to continue using their Asterisk systems on the Skype network until at least July 26, 2013. Skype may extend this at their discretion.

Skype for Asterisk remains for sale and activation until July 26, 2011. Please complete any purchases and activations before that date.

Thank you for your business.

Digium Product Management


That is a really bad decision. Maybe because of the acquisition from Microsoft?

best regards
Timmi
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Re: Skype for Asterisk - end of sale - July 26, 2011

Postby chomski » Wed May 25, 2011 6:58 am

I've read a lot of comments over various forums from people believing that Microsoft will not turn their backs on Skype linux support (limited that it is) and continue to promote cross platform.
However, this news confirms my gut feeling about Microsoft's acquisition.

Although I do not use the Skype<->Asterisk facility I think this is a sad move.
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