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VoIP

Go vs Node

I’m not a programmer. Never tried to pass myself off as one — which made for a really, really awkward interview once… but that’s another story.

Anyway, I’ve been creating “APIs” in Perl for a while using Perl CGI on NGINX. It’s not a REST API whatsoever, but I enjoy scripting in Perl and (1) got the job done, (2) was fast, and (3) no learning curve.

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VoIP

Astricon 2019 Thoughts

TL;DR A few weeks ago, I had some strong concerns over Sangoma’s stewardship of Asterisk and FreePBX. Since that post, Astricon showed that Sangoma definitely appreciates the open source VoIP community and I’m optimistic for the future.

I, along with 300+ others, attended Astricon 2019 during the last week of October in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s Astricon differed dramatically from others — there was no expo hall, fewer presentations, fewer tracks.

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VoIP

Fred and Dan on ClueCon Weekly

A special spooky episode of ClueCon Weekly with guests Fred Posner and Dan Jenkins! When Open Source is under attack gasp.

Fred Posner and Dan Jenkins on ClueCon Weekly
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VoIP

Kamailio on FLOSS Weekly

Did you catch Fred Posner on FLOSS Weekly discussing Kamailio?

Fred discusses Kamailio on FLOSS Weekly

FLOSS all about Free Libre Open Source Software. Hosted by Randal Schwartz and his rotating panel of co-hosts every Wednesday as they talk with the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community.

Fred was honored to discuss Kamailio with this group and would join them again in a heartbeat.

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VoIP

Sangoma Doesn’t Get Open Source

So, earlier today (2019-09-24), Sangoma tweeted the following:

If you don’t know, just over a year ago, Sangoma acquired Digium, the creators of Asterisk (which Sangoma called “the most widely used open source communication software in the world”). Sangoma is also the owner of FreePBX, “the most widely deployed open source PBX platform in use across the world.”

I found it interesting that a company owning arguably two of the most widely used open source telephony projects in the world would discuss “outgrowing” open source…

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VoIP

Automation: Quality In / Quality Out

The high cost of poor automation? Recently, an automated call from my utility department served as a great example of automation gone wrong.

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VoIP

Asterisk World at ITExpo

At the end of January, it is my honor to attend Asterisk World at ITExpo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This year, I will be presenting about integrating Kamailio with Asterisk.

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VoIP

Headed to ClueCon 2018

It’s summer-time, very hot, very humid, and this means… it’s time for ClueCon! I’m losing track, but this year will be my fourth or fifth time attending this conference in “beautiful” Chicago.

ClueCon is a conference for developers by developers: an annual technology conference held every summer hosted by the team behind the FreeSWITCH open-source project.

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VoIP

Kamailio World Presentation: Open Source Software Myths

Just returned from an incredible trip to Berlin for Kamailio World 2018, the 6th annual meeting of all things Kamailio.

As expected, I had a wonderful time meeting new Kamailians from across the globe as well as catching up with friends from years past.

I was honored to present at Kamailio World regarding Open Source Software Myths and combatting FUD. Thanks to Pascom, you can catch my presentation on YouTube:

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Miscellaneous VoIP

My Thoughts on Enterprise Connect

This year I decided to head down to Orlando and catch the Enterprise Connect show. Usually, the VoIP shows I attend deal with open source products and target Developers (as well as users, purchasers, etc). Enterprise Connect mostly highlights non-open source telephony offerings from such companies as Cisco, Slack, Microsoft, Avaya, etc.

After a few days here in beautiful Orlando, I still am not sure who Enterprise Connect had in mind for a target audience. Did they want those with technical skills? Not sure– none of the talks really went into anything technical. Decision makers? Influencers? No idea.