InfoWorld Names Digium(R) Asterisk(R) a Top Technology Impacting 2008 IT

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| InfoWorld reports, "a complete IP PBX released as open source under the GNU
| Public License, Asterisk is built to run on commodity hardware, providing
| considerable cost savings when compared with commercial alternatives, and it
| leverages the open source community for additional testing, bug fixes, and
| feature development."

Digium Unveils Business-Class "Digium|Asterisk Marketplace"

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| New Digium website provides a one-stop destination for Asterisk-related
| products and services


Linux-Based VoIP Partnership Announced

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| Chipmaker Broadcom and software developer Trolltech this week formed a
| partnership to create a multimedia voice over IP development platform based
| on Linux. ¬*

Linux VoIP stack powers "kitchen communicator" design

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| Trolltech has announced a new spin on its Qtopia software stack for
| Linux-based devices.


Asterisk awakens open source love in telecom entrepreneur

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| Fribush's previous company produced Web telephony software for the online
| dating industry. When that business was sold in 2006, he started looking for
| his next project and noticed an interesting trend. "We were looking at the
| Asterisk movement, and we started looking at some of the momentum," Fribush
| says. "It was a big disrupter. And we thought that one of the missing pieces
| was a turnkey solution where the application was actually hosted." Fribush
| partnered with his friend Michael Rand to launch Aretta
| Communications. "That's really the start of my open source background. I've
| really always been a Microsoft guy. You get converted when you see the power
| of open source tools. Now it is the majority of our infrastructure." ¬* ¬* ¬* ¬*

Digium preps Asterisk Linux distribution

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| "We developed our own GUI [which is] similar to Trixbox [distribution],
| but the purpose of AsteriskNow is to provide a distribution built
| around Asterisk technology so people can use it without the GUI," he
| said. "The GUI is the same as the Asterisk Appliance that looks
| like a Linksys router that runs Asterisk and has analogue ports."

Linux dominating VoIP devices?

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| Trolltech says its development framework and software stack for mobile
| devices was selected by Skype as the preferred platform for Skype-certified
| VoIP (voice-over-IP) phones. Additionally, the Qtopia framework/stack has
| been used in about 40 VoIP devices, making it the "dominant Linux
| development platform for VoIP/WiFi devices," according to Trolltech.

Digium Takes Best of Open Source Software Award

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| Bossie judges singled out Digium for being the ‚Äúmost mature and scalable‚ÄĚ IP
| PBX currently available.