FreeSWITCH is a scalable open source cross-platform telephony platform designed to route and interconnect popular communication protocols using audio, video, text or any other form of media. It was created in 2006 to fill the void left by proprietary commercial solutions.
FreeSWITCH™ is available for source compilation on Unix and Linux distributions as well as Windows. Prebuilt binaries are available for installation on some Linux and Unix distributions as well as Windows.
On this page, we'll tell you how to get Freeswitch, and how to install it, in several different ways.
NOTE: If you're new to FreeSWITCH™ consider purchasing the FreeSWITCH™ book and be sure to read this introductory article:http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2009/106/TALK-SOFT.
NOTE: Work is underway to refactor these instructions to reflect the changes in preferred deployment method as of the 1.2 release; please try to avoid changes to this page while this notice is up [since 4-Sep-12] -- jra