Canadian IP Thought Leaders Series - Jim Van Meggelen on Open Source

If you�re interested in Open Source telephony, this is the podcast for you. Jim Van Meggelen is here in Toronto with me, and is as involved as anybody in this space.

We got to know each other earlier this year while I was helping put together an Open Source event as part of VON Canada. It was a very successful event, as it really helped get the Toronto Asterisk developer community (North America's largest) better exposed to the broader IP communications community.

Jim and I talked about current trends in Open Source telephony, as well as some of the cool things it can bring to add all kinds of innovative functionality. Along those lines we touched on the Asterisk plug-in developed by Iotum, an Ottawa-based vendor that readers of this blog should be familiar with. It's another great example of how Canadian companies are at the forefront of IP.

You can download the podcast here, as well as read more about Jim. He's also the co-author of the best-selling book, Asterisk, The Future of Telephony, published by O'Reilly. It's a great read, both for techies and everybody else who just wants to know where Open Source is coming from and where it's going.

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