Asterisk. By nat

is amazing. I remember PBX systems being the mainframes of the business
telephony world: huge expensive systems that trapped you with a vendor.
Now you can bring up a Linux box to manage your company's voice systems
in a matter of days, with more features than you could afford in
hardware. Maddog said
it'd be bigger than Linux (no word on relative popularity to the
Beatles and, through transitivity, God). We're putting our money where
our mouth is: we're not just running OSCON tutorials and publishing books
on it, we're making the switch. Our IS department is finishing up the
plans to replace our PBX (which must join two campuses, Sebastopol and
Cambridge) with an Asterisk system. I look forward to being emailed my
voicemail, having an office extension no matter where in the world I'm
logged in from, and all the other perks. I'll let you know how it goes.  [O'Reilly Radar]

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