You might not be really paranoid. The users should be worried. But 3CX worried?What about 3CX and other commercial products that directly compete with FreePBX? If I were them, I would be freaking out and very worried.
Then again, Red Hat has done wonderful things with Centos, so perhaps I am being a bit paranoid (I hope).
Just got this link from a comment in Elastix Facebook page
Aug 19, 2016
Nicholas Galea (3CX CEO) Announces Holdings in Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Sept 19, 2016
Nicholas Galea Announces Increased Holdings in Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Is 3CX looking to become the Microsoft of unified communications?
And I will emphasizeBut staying in the topic. Does someone here sees like 3CX is planning to take over schmooze/sangoma/freepbx in a not-so-distant future and keep some sort of monopoly on those that once were the big fishes?
Free as in freedom, licensed under MPL.
In 2017 according to thisFYI: Nick has sold his stake in Sangoma.
But nothing voids him as a person or as a 3CX affiliate to acquire more shares and get the whole enchiladaCommon Shares, representing approximately 9.65% of the outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis as at December 31, 2017 (or 6.95% of the Issuer’s issued and outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis as at March 15, 2018, after giving effect to the private placement offering of 13,138,000 Common Shares). The Vendor does not own any securities of the Issuer other than the foregoing Common Shares.
It's a free market and if he's willing and able to pay for it and Sangoma is willing and able to sell it's a very posible scenario.The Common Shares sold by the Vendor were acquired for investment purposes and were sold in connection with the Vendor’s investment objectives. The Vendor reviews its holdings from time to time and may increase or decrease its position as future circumstances may dictate. Depending on various factors, including the financial position of the Vendor and its affiliates, such as 3CX Ltd., the Vendor may in future take such actions with respect to its investment in the Issuer as the Vendor deems appropriate, including, without limitation, seeking board representation, making proposals to the Issuer regarding changes to the capitalization, ownership structure, acquisitions or operations of the Issuer, acquiring additional Common Shares, and/or selling or otherwise disposing of some or all of its Common Shares. In addition, the Vendor may formulate other purposes, plans or proposals regarding the Issuer or any of its securities to the extent deemed advisable in light of its general investment and trading decisions, market conditions or other factors that or may change its intention with respect to any and all of the foregoing.
Wardmundy was right. My spouse worked at Digium and was recently laid off (during the holidays, thanks Digium/Sangoma!). I happened to find this thread doing a general search to see if the layoff has been covered anywhere. According to people we know who are still there, the layoff was massive. If I worked there I would be looking for another job immediately. Maybe Sangoma will wait and lay off the reamining employees next Christmas.If you're a current Digium employee, I'd suggest you dust off your resume promptly. There will need to be massive layoffs somewhere in order to meet these projected targets. HINT: It's not going to be in the Schmoozer Dept. which appears to be the most profitable component in the Sangoma arsenal. With the exception of a handful of talented programmers in the Digium stable, I cannot help thinking pretty much everyone else will be gone by Groundhog's Day. Time will tell.
Sure, but they still support the open source and don't believe they've crippled versions to make it more closed for their benefit. That's the important thing, and so far, I think Sangoma might just keep this open sourced project rolling along smoothly.You realize IBM now owns Red Hat?
That remains to be seen. Look what happened to DEC. Compaq just wanted a certain part of the company, destroying some good innovation from them. Then HP comes along to further destroy things by taking over Compaq for one thing they wanted.Sure, but they still support the open source and don't believe they've crippled versions to make it more closed for their benefit. That's the important thing, and so far, I think Sangoma might just keep this open sourced project rolling along smoothly.