March 15, 2005

The great open source VoIP debate

Two weeks ago at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo in Miami, I had the pleasure of moderating the open source and telephony roundtable discussion with some of the key players in the business. The panel included Mark Spencer, creator of Asterisk and CEO of Digium; Bill Rich, CEO of Pingtel; and Alan Hawrylyshen, CTO of Jasomi Networks. A debate, which was sometimes heated yet always mutually respectful, illustrated philosophical and methodological differences among the three men but left no doubt that each had an important contribution to make in open source and VoIP. The panel fell into two camps on open source VoIP–Asterisk and SIPFoundry.



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