Matt Fredrickson

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Asterisk Usage Survey

For those of you that do not know me, my name is Matthew Fredrickson and I’m the project lead for the Asterisk project. First off, I wanted to thank all of you that contribute in various ways to the project – whether it be at a developmental level, answering questions on forums and mailing lists,

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AstriDevCon 2018 – A Recap

Hey Everybody, It’s about a month out from AstriDevCon 2018 and I wanted to write a little bit to summarize what we discussed this year. For those who are not familiar with AstriDevCon, it is an opportunity for Asterisk C-level developers, Asterisk ARI/AMI/AGI developers, and Asterisk integrators to get together to learn about what has

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Asterisk 16.0.0-rc2 Released

Greetings! Today Asterisk 16.0.0-rc2 will become available! Please take some time to test this release as the 16 branch will become the next major LTS release of Asterisk. Surprises found during the release candidate process are much better than surprises found after the first release from the branch. Thanks again to all of you that

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Asterisk-16.0.0-rc1 Released!

Hello Everybody! Can you believe how quickly a year has passed? Time is drawing near to many exciting things – Astricon in October and with that, preparations for the first release of Asterisk 16. The first step in creating a 16.0.0 release of Asterisk is the cutting of the first pre-release version, Asterisk-16.0.0-rc1, from the

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Meet Chris Savinovich!

Earlier this year, the Asterisk team at Digium got a little bit bigger!  For today’s blog post, I’m going to interview Chris Savinovich, the most recent addition to Digium’s Asterisk development team with the intent that all of you may get to know him a little better. [Matt] Hey Chris, first off, we’re super excited

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A Call to Action!

Hey Everybody! For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Matthew Fredrickson and I’m the Asterisk Open Source Project Lead. Does that mean I’m the best software developer or most prolific committer to the project? No. Does it mean I can answer every single question about using Asterisk? Not necessarily. Oftentimes it

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Asterisk 15 Webinar

Slight interlude from your regularly scheduled programming. For any interested, Matthew Fredrickson, manager of the Asterisk project, will be giving a webinar on Tuesday December 5th 2017 about Asterisk 15 and what’s new with Asterisk since the 14 release. You can get info about it at: It will be live at 9AM, 2PM, and 8PM

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Asterisk 15 Beta Released

It is with great pleasure I wish to inform the world of the first beta release of the new Asterisk 15 branch. It’s a very exciting time to be a user of Asterisk! Asterisk 15 is arguably the biggest release of Asterisk that has happened in the last 10 or so years. There has been

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Interview with new Asterisk developer, Ben Ford

Hello, my name is Matthew Fredrickson and I’m the project lead for the Asterisk project. We recently hired someone new onto the project to help with development. His name is Ben Ford. I’ll be interviewing him today so we can learn more about him, his background, and what brought him to want to work on

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