Astricon 2019 Thoughts

AstriDevCon 2019

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… Continue reading Astricon 2019 Thoughts

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… Continue reading Sangoma Doesn’t Get Open Source

Asterisk World 2018

Friends, this Valentine’s day you will find me in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the 2018 Asterisk World! Sure, I could have chosen to help out at the bakery during this time… or even to spend Valentine’s Day with the Mrs… but this was an easy decision. 

Astricon, here I come!

It’s October and that means I’m going to Phoenix! Astricon, the meet-up of Asterisk users / developers / fans / etc, starts October 13th, and this year I received the honor of presenting. My talk, Asterisk Applications: Unexpected Hurdles, showcases the Ann Arbor Parking “Smackdown” earlier this year. As an added benefit… my Wife will… Continue reading Astricon, here I come!

Telemarketers Schmelemarketers

Today I posted some recordings I made using something I like to call the “Annoyatron.” Basically, using Asterisk (the open source Internet Telephony software) allows me to handle incoming calls based on a variety of issues. Bottom Line: If I know you’re a telemarketer, you get the annoyatron. The full article is posted on VoIP… Continue reading Telemarketers Schmelemarketers