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Open Secure Telephony
JavaScript Ruby CSS

README.md

This is the web application component of a larger software stack developed for ostel.co, a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) secure voice and video calling service. It's also a simple user management front end to Kamailio, a modular SIP server.

This application does not provide the complete stack to build your own secure SIP server! The process to stand up a production server is much more complicated. Please refer to the full server documentation if you are looking to make a custom domain on your own infrastructure.

This is a Rails web application which manages a database shared with the Kamailio SIP server.

One of the core features of ostel is secure federation between SIP domains. This means that user@example1.com can place calls to user@example2.com without the need to create accounts on both systems. You can compare this type of network to Jabber/XMPP, Diaspora and of course the venerable messaging system we all know and love, email.

All original work in the software in this repository is licensed under the following

               GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
                   Version 3, 29 June 2007

Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. http://fsf.org/ Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

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