Open CSTA lives on! An exciting open source project has been voted on to commence in May 2017 under a dual license GPL/Proprietary model.
OpenCSTA moves to github
Updated for 2017
A new open source project has been voted on by the newly formed Platformers Research Group. We are a loosely coupled group of professionals in the Sydney area who have met informally over the course of several months and decided to use our expertise in areas of Customer Experience, Product Management and Software Development to make a project that can be used to integrate disparate systems.
Original OpenCSTA information
The lead developer and business owner from Product Platformers began his career by developing a CSTA protocol stack at a software house. The entrepreneurial spirit then pushed him to re-implement it in a different programming language with different equipment and then release the source code to the free and open source community under a permissible license, thus creating the Open CSTA project in 2005.
The Open CSTA project was used in prototypes for nurse paging software and other research topics.
CSTA is an open standard for communicating between systems. It started in telecommunications in the early 1990s and has been integrated into various applications from finance to medical applications.
CSTA is an acronym for Computer Supported Telecommunications Applications. It is currently in it’s 3rd phase (version).
The current source code is ugly, outdated and not up to modern standards but still available at the Veto Power’s software project hosting of Open CSTA.
When the open source pbx, asterisk was gaining in popularity – development was started to enable it to talk to enterprise systems and although encouraged by the open source community, enterprises at the time had not yet embraced open source software.