ASTPP is a popular FreeSWITCH billing software which is also an open source. Thus, it is free to download, install and use for a lifetime. The community of this open source VoIP billing software has more than 10,000 businesses and thousands of individual business owners. An India based IT company is an official maintainer of this open source FreeSWITCH billing solution. That company took care of all the expenses of this open source solution from top to bottom. However, a few days back the maintainer company of the ASTPP solution has launched a crowdfunding campaign.
The ASTPP community leaders have shared various details about this crowdfunding campaign. This campaign is open for a limited time period and it will be closed soon. To attract more contributors, the leaders of the ASTPP have shared some more information on their official news release section about how these funds collected by the ASTPP crowdfunding campaign will be used.
As per the shared details, the community members are facing challenges due to increasing competition by the proprietary VoIP billing solutions, revolutionary changes in the VoIP industry, rapidly changing trends in technologies and the increasing demands of businesses. To overpower all these challenges, the community leaders need to double their efforts in research and development area and for that they need to recruit more expert FreeSWITCH developers that can work on the ongoing development and enhancement operations as well as they need to hire a team of technical research specialist that can continue research activities to identify new trends which can be implemented in this open source VoIP billing software.
Along with the above mentioned tasks, the maintainers of the community also willing to add dedicated executives that can proactively answer the questions and resolve the issues in the community. For all these operations the fund need is increased and the maintainer of the community need help from other members, businesses and sponsors that would like to invest on this growing open source solutions and community.
“Once upon a time ASTPP was in the dead state. We adopted this open source solution and transformed it from ASTPP to FreeSWITCH. We developed many amazing features in it to make it A Smart Telephony Platform, and we feel immensely proud that we could get this solution from dead stage to the top 3 VoIP billing solutions within open source and commercial billing systems in different VoIP technologies. We have invested till now without taking any help from anyone. However, we need to get support from the community and sponsors to keep this position intact with rapid development and release. We are also providing many benefits to the contributor, so they can get some value over their investment”, shared spokesperson of ASTPP community.
The community leaders have launched a Blog on their official website that shares more details about how the collected funds will be used by the community and how it will help the community, contributors and businesses. For more details, please visit https://www.astppbilling.org/how-astpp-crowdfunding-will-work/