Morris Communications uses the latest Asterisk based PBX Software. Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications such as IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and other custom solutions. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and government agencies, worldwide. Today, there are more than one million Asterisk-based communications systems in use, in more than 170 countries. Asterisk is used by almost the entire Fortune 1000 list of customers. Most often deployed by system integrators and developers, Asterisk can become the basis for a complete business phone system, or used to enhance or extend an existing system, or to bridge a gap between systems. The Asterisk project started in 1999 when Mark Spencer released the initial code under the GPL open source license. Since that time it has been enhanced and tested by a global community of thousands. Today Asterisk is maintained by the combined efforts of Digium and the Asterisk community.