Interview With Mark Spencer snapvoip.blogspot.com
VoIP Today magazine has interviewed the creator of Asterisk, Mark Spencer to bring out some interesting information about the creator, the company (Digium) and us, the users of Asterisk, the open source IP PBX.
The conversation span topics like;
When I created Asterisk in my college dorm room in 1999, Asterisk provided an opportunity for open source enthusiasts and developers to create and customize a private branch exchange (PBX) system, which until then was not possible. Asterisk grew in popularity and is now downloaded more than 1.5 million times per year for use by individuals and organizations interested in an alternative to expensive and cumbersome proprietary phone systems. Over the years, thousands of individuals and organization have contributed to the development and growth of the Asterisk open source project with new codes (more than 2,000 new code commits in 2009), configurations and applications.to topics such as what is new with Asterisk 1.8;
A high level summary of features being added:It is an interesting interview, like all other interviews of Mark.
* Secure RTP (SRTP)
* SIP Enhancements
* Bi-directional XMPP (jabber) support
* Calendaring enhancements
* Channel event logging enhancements
* Queueing enhancements
* Secure event logging framework
* New codec framework