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ComputerWeekly: Doubts Persist About Open Source IP Telephony

Mar 18, 2007, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Open source Voice over IP (VoIP) in the enterprise is at the stage where Linux desktops were about five years ago, and the small open source presence at last week's VoiceCon Spring 2007 conference in Orlando is a true indicator that open source VoIP is still in its infancy.

"'PC infrastructure faced this dilemma about five years ago, and they are still dealing with it today,' said Murray Butler, senior network analyst at 3M Corp. in St. Paul, Minn., who attended the show. 'The drive for open solutions to real problems is seeping out of the desktop and server racks into other areas of IT that are traditionally closed platforms...'"

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