Paradigm Shift

In his article “Paradigm Shift” (, Tim O’Reilly talks about a paradigm shift that is occurring in the way technology (both hardware and software) is delivered.[182] O’Reilly identifies three trends: the commoditization of software, network-enabled collaboration, and software customizability (software as a service). These three concepts provide evidence to suggest that open source telephony is an idea whose time has come.

[182] Much of the following section is merely our interpretation of O’Reilly’s article. To get the full gist of these ideas, the full read is highly recommended.