A few weeks ago I came up with an idea to document the various uses for Asterisk after becoming frustrated at the near-sightedness of many within the open source community who view the platform as nothing more than a phone system.
The premise was simple.
As the open source community to contribute to a post what they (or someone they know) has done with Asterisk. After we reached 101 uses, we would pick a winner (at random) and give them a $1,500 shopping spree at VoIP Supply.
What proceed absolutely floored me. Within the first two hours we had already received 101 uses and in less than a day have well over 200 different uses for Asterisk.
The contest and corresponding post is a testament to the creativity and spirit of the open source community. To all of you who contributed to the contest, congratulations; you get it.