I have sent out an email to all the Australian residential VoIP providers that I could find a sales email address for - total of 102 providers. So far only about 5 or 6 have bounced back as invalid or otherwise, so it remains to be seen whether they seize the opportunity! Here is a copy of the email in case you are interested:
Dear Australian VoIP Service Provider
I write to you with an opportunity for your organisation - if this is not the correct email address, please could you forward this to your Sales and/or Business Development team.
I am representing the software development team for Linux Media Center Edition - Linux MCE - in Australia on this subject. This product provides TV, DVD, video, audio and other forms of media into a "whole of house" distributed entertainment system integrated with a full telephony/PABX, home automation, Internet access, home security and many other features. The media player functionality alone far outstrips anything that Microsoft Windows MCE can provide - and yet it still goes much further. This product is fully Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), under a GNU GPL licence - meaning that anybody can download and install it free of charge or restrictions, and even redistribute it at will.
You will have noticed that I mentioned Telephony - it uses an integrated Asterisk PABX server to provide voice, voice mail, intelligent routing, security breach call out/back-to-base, conferencing, etc with a connection to a VoIP Service Provider such as yourselves.
Currently, the system has a small number of (non-Australian) VSP's preconfigured for auto-setup. The developers are finalising the next major version release in the next couple of weeks - it is currently in Beta2 testing. They are very keen to extend the list of supported VSPs in all countries around the globe and have made an open invitation to have VSPs customise the configuration script specifically for their service - this would mean that during the Linux MCE setup, when asked for your VSP, your company name would be listed as an option so that the user could simply click and start using VoIP over your network.
As I say, this is an Open Source project, so there would be no charge associated with this, nor any commitment beyond what you already commit to your customers - however, I'm sure that you can see that this could be a significant opportunity for your company to increase sales by having that level of visibility and ease of configuration.
If you are interested in your company being included in the next release of Linux MCE, please reply to me ASAP and I will supply you with the configuration script. Once your technical people have customised this for your service, you can send it back to me, and I will have it included in the upcoming release. Please note - I do not have the resources available to configure the script for you. If you wish to be included - you need to make a commitment for your technical people to configure this script. You should also be prepared to provide a temporary test VoIP account so that we can test the configuration before it is frozen for release.