Mark Spencer

Organization founder

1977 –

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Who is Mark Spencer?

Mark Spencer is an American computer engineer and is the original author of the GTK+-based instant messaging client Gaim, the L2TP daemon l2tpd and the Cheops Network User Interface.

Mark Spencer is also the creator of Asterisk, a Linux-based open-sourced PBX in software. He is the founder, chairman and CTO of Digium, an open-source telecommunications supplier most notable for its development and sponsorship of Asterisk. Spencer shifted from CEO to Chairman and CTO in early 2007.

While attending Auburn University, Spencer co-oped at Adtran when he wrote l2tpd. He went on to start a Linux technical support business. Spencer did not have enough money to buy a PBX for his company so he decided to write Asterisk and later founded Digium.

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Born
Apr 8, 1977
Alabama
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Auburn University
Employment
  • Chief Technology Officer, Digium
Lived in
  • Huntsville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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