Straight from the source: avoiding clones

As the original creator, maintainer and continued developer of the Asterisk Open Source Project, we provide Asterisk source code worldwide for free.  Our revenue sources to continue maintaining and developing the project come from commercial sales of our telephony cards, turn key solutions, commercial licenses, and support.  Every time you buy (or sell) genuine Digium products or services, you contribute to the Asterisk project.

Thanks to all of you, the proliferation of Asterisk has grown worldwide. The downside of this explosive growth is that we have started to see a significant number of Asterisk “clone” cards hit the Continued

Asterisk 10, Beta 1


On the heels of Kevin Fleming’s announcement yesterday discussing the changes in the Asterisk versioning scheme, we’d like to formally announce that Asterisk 10, Beta 1 is now available for community testing. Asterisk 10, a Standard Support release, will be the next major release of Asterisk and follows the release of Asterisk 1.8 LTS, a Long Term Support release. For more information on the different releases of Asterisk, check out the Asterisk Versions page on the Wiki.

Let’s talk about some of its new capabilities.… Continued

The Evolution of Asterisk (or: How We Arrived at Asterisk 10)

We are fast approaching the seven-year anniversary of the release of Asterisk 1.0.0, which occurred at the first AstriCon in September, 2004. If you look back a little further, there were various “0.x” releases made as early as December of 1999… my, how time has flown!

We’ve had quite a few ‘major’ releases of Asterisk since then, including 1.2, 1.4, and most recently, 1.8. Each of these releases has included significant changes, and sometimes architecture-improving changes. Each of them has also included substantial new functionality for Asterisk users. Along the way, we’ve been asked by many people in the community … Continued

Russell Bryant: Thank You for Seven Years of Excellence

More than seven years ago, Russell Bryant joined the Asterisk development team as a student at Clemson University.  Over his time with the Asterisk project, Russell has been instrumental in the creation, growth and management of the world’s most popular open source communications platform.  However, seven years is a long time to work within the confines of a single project and a desire for new experiences coupled with a desire to be closer to family has brought Russell to the decision to leave Digium effective July 29th, 2011.

Russell will join the Cloud Infrastructure Development Team at Red Hat.  While … Continued

Building Video Conferencing Solutions with Asterisk and Dialogic

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge on the benefits of video conferencing and Asterisk for the continued success of your business, you won’t want to miss this informative presentation from two experienced companies in the telecommunications industry.

Join Dialogic and Digium next week, Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 2p.m. ET/11a.m. PT, for a webinar called Building Video Conferencing Solutions with Asterisk. Together, the two companies will share their insight on video conferencing and Asterisk.

Video conferencing has become a commodity for enterprises and as technology as IP network connectivity continue to advance, the demand for video conferencing … Continued