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*-dev: Dreams can come true

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Author: Matt Riddell
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Olle has posted his musings on the developments in the Asterisk project:

Friends,

I just wanted to drop a note and say that things take time, but sometimes our dreams come true, even in this project.

A few years ago, we had a meeting in Pisa and later one in Atlanta where we brainstormed about a distributed event system for Asterisk. Later, Russell somehow got grounded on an airport and started working on it and we have the first implementation in trunk. It's really, really cool stuff that will take Asterisk to new areas and new designs.

Now I see Brandon working on a way to automatically extract documentation from the sources. This is something I've been dreaming about ever since the weeks many years ago when I took all the docs in the source code and added to a small site called voip-info.org, and later caused Jim's ADSL connection to get exhausted.

We've been discussing this for ages, but now Brandon in writing code.
I think the whole asterisk-docs gang is cheering for him and propably feeding him whatever makes him tick - redbull, candy from Tilghman's store or just pats on the head :-)

So even if it takes time, it is important that we meet and brainstorm and document our ideas and visions. Suddenly, someone get stuck on an airport, bored at a family party or needs something to keep them occupied during a boring visionary presentation by a marketing guy...

These things make me happy. Open Source works.

/O

PS. No, please don't plot to get me stuck on an airport for chan_sip3 :-)


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