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Asterisk Cookbook Wiki

This wiki is is for developing and maintaining the Asterisk Cookbook, to be published by O'Reilly Media, Inc.. We invite contributions from the Asterisk community. These contributions can be in two forms:

  • Solutions Needed: Tasks that you want to solve, but can't. If we can, we'll write the recipe and include it in the cookbook.
  • The Recipe Heap:: Tasks that you've solved, and you've written up a solution for. We'll edit these, and organize them into The Asterisk Cookbook itself. If we select your recipe for the printed cookbook, you'll be credited and paid a nominal pittance. Specifically: if your recipe is used in the print version of the cookbook, we'll give you a complementary copy of the finished cookbook and two books of your choice. Of course, decisions about which recipes to include in the cookbook are completely up to O'Reilly Media and the cookbook's primary authors.
  • The Asterisk Cookbook: Here is where the book itself is taking shape. This is not where new submissions should go. We will add recipes in here when they are ready to form part of the book. This does not mean that the recipe has to be perfect, but rather that it's role within the whole has been understood. For the most part, the principal authors and editors will be involved in this
  • Extra Recipes: Recipes that do not make the cut for the book itself are not necessarily bad or unworthy, but might be of interest to too small an audience, or might just not fit with any of the sections in the book. The thing is, we don't want these to go to waste, so we're going to put them here, and we'll see how this section shapes up. Who knows, perhaps we'll come up with a completely different cookbook, such as "Extra Spicy Asterisk Cookbook", or "Fun Asterisk Recipes", or whatever.

We don't want this to be a completely open free-for-all, so there are some groundrules. Before adding requests to Solutions Needed or contributing recipes to the heap, we want you to request an account. In addition to giving us some control, that will allow us to acknowledge you properly when the book is published. If you would like to become a contributor, please read the instructions before starting to write. Cookbook recipes are very structured, and it's important for you to understand how recipes work before you plunge ahead.

Getting started

In addition to looking at our instructions for writing recipes, please look at the documentation for MediaWiki. In particular, see the User's Guide. Wiki markup is simple, but it's still important to get it right.

Here are some other information sources:

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