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Open source identity: Free Telephony Project founder David Rowe

Oct 24, 2008, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

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"It's going well. The IP04 embedded Asterisk IP-PABX is in mass production and in daily use by thousands of people around the world. The IP04 was developed by a community of hardware and firmware developers around the world, using community development methods, just like an open source software project.

"During development we enjoyed many advantages, for example some great engineering talent (open projects attract the best and brightest), and people that were attracted by technology challenges rather than just being paid for turning up for the day.

"Ultimately this means a better product, lower bug count, lower development costs and quicker time to market. The IP04 prototype made its first phone call just one week after the solder cooled. In 20 years of product development I have never seen such efficient development."

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