Freedom Fone is the result of three years of field experience with telephony information services for civil society. During this last three years we have learned that there is enough technology to build almost anything but not for everyone to use. With Freedom Fone we have taken a U-U approach to telephony technology and designed a system that wants to be "user and usability-centric".
Rather than presenting users with a million options to set up a telephony system, we have opted to design basic but powerful telephony applications that can be used with a great degree of flexibility. We have put special emphasis in the user interface and lowering the cost of interfacing with the GSM network.
Freedom Fone is built combining the power of several open source projects that include: FreeSWITCH, Spidermonkey, PHP5, Cake PHP and JQuery. Freedom Fone uses Cepstral, a text-to-speech voice engine to synthesize voice messages.
More information about Freedom Fone including deployments and case studies can be found on the project website Freedom Fone.
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Our latest official Installable CD is 2.0.1 released February 2011. This release is available as an installable ISO from the project website Freedom Fone and as an SVN checkout (tag sekowei_2.0.1). For systems connected to the Internet, the system can be updated for bug fixes using subversion. Known issues will be added to https://dev.freedomfone.org/wiki/FFKnownBugs
The Freedom Fone documentation includes a description of the architecture, GSM open channel and core applications and is available here
Want to contribute? Drop us a line to dev@ freedomfone.org
A collection of Frequently Asked Questions is available here
There are a few issues that we are aware of and we are trying to fix! Check the description in the Known bugs section.
We need help
There are several issues that we need help with that are listen in this page HelpUs
Reporting bugs and requesting new features
You can also use the Ticket System to request a new feature, do not forget to select the Subcomponent Feature Request (_feature_request) when filing a request.