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Asterisk Awakens Open Source Love in Telecom Entrepreneur

Jan 04, 2008, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Marc Fribush, a former 'Microsoft guy,' is a telecommunications industry entrepreneur who discovered the benefits of open source when he launched a turnkey SAAS telephony business based on Asterisk. 'It's really powerful stuff,' Fribush says.

"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...'"

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