ASTPP is a very well known name in the VoIP industry. It is one of the best VoIP billing solutions. Moreover, it is an open source solution which is available with a GPL license for the users. The community leaders of the ASTPP have launched a crowdfunding campaign. As per the shared details, the community is seeking for donation to support ongoing research, development and testing operations.
The ASTPP crowdfunding campaign is different in a way that it gives multiple options to the contributors to contribute to this campaign. The contributor can choose how they want to contribute to this open source VoIP billing software’s crowdfunding campaign. The spokesperson of the community shared more details about the different ways available for donators of ASTPP.
1. Donate funds
The ASTPP crowdfunding campaign has 5 different perks which can be chosen by the contributor. The minimum value is 25 USD and the maximum amount is 500 USD. The organization also accepts big amount of donation if someone is interested in doing the same. Each contributor will receive some assured benefits from the community as a reward.
The allotted funds will be used in taking care of the expenses needed for ongoing research, development and testing work on this open source VoIP billing solution.
2. Donate development server and hosting server
The ongoing development activities need the hosting server space and the development server. The community is seeking for businesses that would like to donate the server for development and hosting during the development and other phases.
3. Donate VoIP minutes
ASTPP is a VoIP billing solution which provides the core function of billing the minutes of the VoIP call. During development of new features, the testing team needs to make calls, specifically long distance calls, to test the new features and its robustness. Thus, the ASTPP crowdfunding campaign is also accepting the VoIP minutes and they are willing to get some donators for the long distance calls.
4. Sponsor a team member
ASTPP community maintainers have developed and growing a team of developers, research engineers and software testers. Also, there are human resources related to HR management, accounting, legal aspects, etc. The community spokesperson shared that the contributors can sponsor one or more team members of an ASTPP team to support this open source VoIP Billing solution.
5. Donate VoIP hardware
The community also accepts hardware devices such as, IP Phone, ATA, etc. to perform testing for the newly developed features.
“We prefer to get direct funds as we can use it to reach the set milestones. However, we do understand everyone might not like to donate funds so we kept all options open to contribute to this community. The contributors can directly sponsor salary of a team member or can donate some VoIP minutes or a development server. As you can see all of these ways will help us to collect required resources to keep this open source on the top position. We are willing to reach maximum people so they contribute to this open source solution. This solution is contributing to growth of many businesses and professionals across the globe and we are willing to achieve the same in upcoming time and for that we need support”, shared spokesperson of the community.
More details about this crowdfunding campaign and different ways to contribute to it are available here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/astpp-open-source-voip-billing-solution