Links courtesy of Lintz.
Just got off of the phone with Jim Dude. He is quite a character and I will be talking to him more.
- AllStar Link Network
- Book: Asterisk – The Future of Telephony
- Zapata Telephony
- DMK Engineering
Asterisk was a functional concept, but had no real way of becoming a practical useful thing, since it didnt, at that time, have a concept of being able to talk directly (or very well indirectly for that matter, being that there wasnt much, if any, in the way of practical VOIP hardware available) to any Telecom hardware (phones, lines, etc). Its marriage with the Zapata Telephony system concept and hardware/driver/ library design and interface allowed it to grow to be a real switch, that could talk to real telephones, lines, etc.