"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