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NewsForge: Bayonne Bridges Open Source, Telecom

Aug 27, 2003, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anne Donker)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The telecom market is traditionally so steeped in proprietary systems that it makes Microsoft seem like a fraternity for free software fanatics. David Sugar is on a quest to disrupt that status quo. Sugar is development leader for GNU Bayonne, a telecommunications server project licensed under the GPL. To support the project, Sugar founded Open Source Telecom Corp. (OST), a profitable business selling products and services based on GNU Bayonne.

"GNU Bayonne is a customizable telecommunications application server that can be used for a variety of telecom applications such as interactive voice response systems and telephone system administration tools. It facilitates the creation of telecom applications that can be directly integrated with traditional scripting languages and tools commonly found on free software platforms such as Linux. It also offers a wide degree of telephony hardware support and a modular architecture through plug-ins.

"Using commodity PC platforms running Linux and multi-line telephony hardware available from numerous vendors, GNU Bayonne creates and deploys commercial voice applications that work with the public phone network. GNU Bayonne, says Sugar, gives corporations telephony services based on free operating systems..."

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