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ZDNet UK: Open source for telephony

“Open source software may be coming to telecoms. This will
encourage the prospect of running telephony on open,
standards-based computer networks with lower costs and simpler
management.

Natural MicroSystems (NMS) will next week launch Open Source for
Open Telecom, a worldwide plan backed by Ericsson, Lucent and
Motorola to base key telephony applications on the
industry-standard CompactPCI specification and open up source code
development in a manner that mimics the Linux operating system
model.

CompactPCI is a small format version of the Peripheral Component
Interconnect (PCI) bus used by almost all recent PCs to communicate
between processor and peripherals. “

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