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ITWorld: GNU Telephony Software Released

Sep 06, 2002, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Lawson)

"The GNU free software project has released the first complete version of its platform for telephony services applications, the group announced Tuesday.

"On the new software platform, called GNU Bayonne, Version 1.0, developers can write open-source applications for phone system functions in an enterprise such as call direction, voice prompts, voice mail and automated order processing. Although it was developed with enterprises in mind, carriers also can use it as the basis for applications such as customer voice mail and prepaid cell phone services, according to David Sugar, head of the GNU Bayonne project. Sugar also is the chief technology officer of Open Source Telecom Corp., which has provided commercial sponsorship of GNU Bayonne development.

"'Any type of voice application that requires application programming logic can be (created with) Bayonne today,' Sugar said..."

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