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Jared Smith

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Jared Smith is a computer engineer and an evangelist for free and open source software. He is an industry-recognized expert in Voice-over-IP and open source community development. He lead open source efforts at both Bluehost and Capital One, and served as the Fedora Project Leader at Red Hat. Jared currently works as the Vice President of Open Source Community Development at Sangoma. He has been using Asterisk and other open source telephony tools for the past 18 years, and is thrilled to help others build amazing things with open source.

Jared Smith’s Departure from Sangoma

By Jared Smith

Those of you who know me know that I’m very passionate about open source and about open source telephony projects. As the VP of Open Source Community Development here at

Collaborating for Success in Open Source

By Jared Smith

Open source is becoming very prevalent in the software world, even if it’s not obvious. Your phone, your television, your smart speaker, and even your car is likely to use

Dana and Asterisk, part 2

By Jared Smith

A couple of weeks ago, Dan Jenkins kindly wrote a guest blog post about Dana — an up-and-coming open source project which helps to highlight some of the great video-conferencing

Happy New Year – A Community Update

By Jared Smith

Hello everyone…for those of you who don’t know me, I’m Jared Smith, Sangoma’s new Vice President for Open Source Community Development. Ever since I first started using open source telephony