JCCyC writes: "Here is a review by Mike Gast of O'Reilly Network of three products that make it possible to route calls between Skype and standards-based (e.g. SIP) VoIP gear. And no, me submitting this article has nothing to do with the fact that I am the developer of the winning solution. Honest!"
JCCyC writes: "Instant Solutions, a leading Brazilian VoIP technology developer, is unveiling during VON the first ever carrier grade software gateway between Asterisk and Skype, named ChanSkype.
ChanSkype is a true Asterisk channel driver, allowing outbound calls to either Skype peers or the SkypeOut service. Inbound call to the Asterisk box are in development, with scheduled delivery for late September.
According to Paulo Mannheimer, Instant Solutions CEO, "ChanSkype slashes the barriers that once existed between Aterisk open source VoIP platforms and Skype's proprietary network". It is available for trial at http://www.chanskype.com."