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BW: David Sugar Elected to Vovida Networks Sponsored Seat on International Softswitch Consortium

Aug 22, 2000, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Linux development community and open source community elected David Sugar as their representative to participate on the International Softswitch Consortium (ISC)."

"Vovida Networks sponsored the open election and has contributed the yearly ISC membership fee, travel and lodging for a member of the Linux development/open source community to participate on the ISC."

"I am very excited about this opportunity Vovida has provided for the free and open source software communities to work with the ISC to further promote open interoperable standards for the benefit of telephony developers everywhere," said David Sugar, after receiving the news of his election. As the GNU maintainer for Bayonne (the GNU project's IVR and future softswitch effort), David has been deeply committed to promoting fully open standards and in helping others in the development of free telephony software. In addition to his role as a GNU maintainer, he has developed some of the earliest GNU/Linux telephony projects, and is a recent contributor to FreeBSD and the lead developer of the TOSI project: the BSD communities' telephony software effort. David is the CTO of Open Source Telecom Corporation."

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