Saturday, August 27, 2005

Open Source PBX

Bart Mason, an Oregonian, just started blogging on two diverse topics: open source in government and motocross. I haven't seen those two items mentioned on the same blog before. Oregon State has an open source lab... sounds interesting. I'll have to check to see if any of our local universities has something like that. I'm always interested in seeing state government partner more with higher ed. Bart writes that the Oregon Department of Administrative Services is supporting open source initiatives including the use of Asterisk for over 500 audio conferences a week. Sounds like something worth looking into. Here is an article detailing how it works. Asterisk is open source PBX software created by Digium. This is all fairly new. The Asterisk website just went live on August 1st. I may want to send someone to the Astricon Fall Conference if it looks attractive.

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