Digium Launches Skype for Asterisk Open Beta

SkypeForAsteriskLogo.160px-2009.pngAfter nine months of taking their time to get it right, Digium announced this week the availability of the Skype for Asterisk open beta.

Asterisk Open Source Community Director at Digium, John Todd wrote in a posting to the Asterisk Users Mail List that both the download — available for free at Digium’s online store — and the software are time-limited.

The software package will only be available for download until August 7 and the software itself will expire after August 31.

After the free trial period, users will need to have purchased a license for the Skype for Asterisk software. Todd apologized that there is currently no pricing information available for the product, saying, “I’m just the community guy – I have no idea about pricing or commercial contracts or the like, so please wait until that’s been announced as I will find out about the same time as you do.”