GNU Free Call will offer a service that's both secure and usable on all platforms, much the way closed-source Skype is, its developers say.Read more »
GNU Free Call is a new project to develop and deploy secure self-organized communication services worldwide for private use and for public administration. We use the open standard SIP protocol and GNU SIP Witch to create secured peer-to-peer mesh calling networks, and we welcome all participation in our effort.Read more »
The (in)famous desert festival experiments with DIY telephone networking. They use the AGPLv3 licensed OpenBTS GSM implementation.Read more »
"GNU SIP Witch is a telephony server that focuses on enabling secure peer to peer media connections.GNU SIP Witch avoids centralized decryption and minimizes overhead by eliminating the need for media processing [...] This release focuses on development of GNU SIP Witch as both a new kind of desktop VoIP integration service and as part of our goal to replace Skype, both at the client and as an IntRead more »
If you're still using a cellphone based on early digital standards, you better be careful what you say. The encryption technology used to prevent eavesdropping in GSM (Global System for Mobile communications), the world's most widely used cellphone system, has more security holes than Swiss cheese...Read more »
"For the last few years I had been working when time was available on what is called the GNU Telephony Secure Calling Initiative.This initiative was originally started specifically to make passive voice communication intercept a thing of the past using free software and public standards, and came out of ideas from and the work of the New York City civil liberties community and New York Fair Use inRead more »
For the last few years I had been working on what is called the GNU Telephony Secure Calling initiative (http://www.gnutelephony.org/index.php/Secure_Call).
Even though a trixbox system is a phone system, it is still a basic computer system like any other. One of the problems that we face is that extensions and VoIP service providers typically come into the system over the open Internet; this means that certain aspects of our system are wide open to the outside world.Read more »
Packt is pleased to announce a new book that helps design and develop VoIP telephony platforms and services through the Asterisk platform. Written by Open Source expert, Kerry Garrison, trixbox CE 2.6 guides users with clear instructions and screenshots to create a complete and cost effective VoIP based telephony system.Read more »
"...GNU Telephony Secure Calling is intended to make it both possible, and easy, for individuals, private organizations, and public institutions to deploy secure realtime voice and video communications (VoIP) both in closed and openly accessible networks, and to do so in a manner which helps make passive and warrantless communication intercept of private communication a thing of the past.Read more »
Tony Mobily at Freesoftware Magazine interviews the developers of Ekiga, the free sfotware for making free 'phone call across the internet.
By the time you have finished reading this epic article you will know a hell of a lot about Ekiga and VOIP in general. Catch these great guys in full spate!Read more »
Thomas Howe is a telecommunications developer and consultant who is passionate about the role of open source software in the telephony industry.Read more »
As part of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Jan-Christoph Bornschlegel and Stephan Kulow about KIWI, openSUSE’s operating system imaging solution.Read more »
TapRoot Systems is demonstrating its telephony middleware for Linux/Qtopia-based mobile phones at the Linux Mobile Communications Conference this week in Beijing. TapRoot's director of product management, stated, "Development of Linux mobile phones is on the rise and is changing the landscape of the mobile phone industry. Our LinuxTel telephony software is a critical piece."Read more »