From a fairly major publication:

Beyond Open Systems

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| Since Spencer released Asterisk to the world in 1999 as an open source
| telephone operating system, it has been downloaded 500,000 times, and is
| currently downloaded 1,000 times per day. Some 350 open source contributors
| have taken it from a basic voice system to one with clear calling and more
| than 100 features. Asterisk is now released under GPL (GNU General Public
| License). The benefits of open source initiatives are well understood. It
| is a very pragmatic way of evolving software in a rapidly changing
| environment. It harnesses the collective wisdom, experiences, expertise and
| requirements of its most demanding users to ensure that their needs are
| rapidly met.
| Clearly open source is in our future.

Everyblock for everyone

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| But I'm convinced that news organisations have more to gain than to fear from
| open source and projects like Everyblock. Open source can be another form of
| networked journalism. Instead of relying solely on your own development team,
| you can suddenly plug into a worldwide network of passionate developers.

Also in government:

ONC: Open source is key to agencies' NHIN connections

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| Federal agencies’ shared connection to the Nationwide Health Information
| Network will be open, flexible and extensible -- characteristics that could
| make it useful to organizations outside the federal government in the future,
| Federal Health Architecture officials told a conference audience here
| yesterday.


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 “most mature and scalable” IP
| PBX currently available.