Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 09:36:41 -0500 (CDT) From: greg
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Article: (From LinuxTelephony)
Vovida Networks has agreed to sponsor a person to represent Open-Source considerations on the International Softswitch Consortium, and it's time to elect that representative.
Voting started at 8:00am PDT August 10, 1999 and will run until midnight PDT August 12, 1999.
There are five (5) candidates up for this election. Here's a summary of who they are and their background.
Ken Hendrickson Ken is an amateur radio operator, and his prime interest lies in using this type of software over RF links. He is very interested in implementing Open Source software for digital telephony. He is also an experienced Linux user, having used Linux since version .95. Ken holds an Electrical Engineer degree from USC.
Stephen C. Nodvin, Ph.D. Stephen is an independent consultant/ contractor in the VoIP area, who has four years of R&D experience. He feels he has a lot to offer and could bring much "vision to the position."
Craig Southern Craig has been involved in the development and promotion of Linux for many years. He wrote the original 3Com 3c505 driver for the Linux kernel and has promoted and advocated Linux since the days of the floppy .99.1 releases! Craig has also been involved in Linux groups and has recently developed a business that uses Linux in its everyday operations. The concept of supporting Linux and Open Source community on industry forums such as SoftSwitch has been a continuing goal for Craig.
David Sugar David has been one of the earliest and most consistently involved in the development of telephony under Linux. He has contributed many telephony applications into the community, such as integration servers, VoIP and streaming frameworks, IVR and gateway software. All of these are generally licensed under GPL and disseminated in as wide a manner as possible for the purpose of encouraging other development in Linux telephony and education of the development community as whole on the methods for developing telephony services under Linux.
Randy Wright Randy is currently attending New York University where he is studying to be a computer programmer. Randy has a strong interest in Linux, networking programming and Kernel level programming.
Cast your vote.