On the surface, Roll Call is quite simple. Free calls for everyone in the world.
Try it now at: rollcall.audio
With modern web technologies we should be able to make free audio calls to everyone in the world. Since this technology is peer-to-peer, there should be little to no infrastructure cost. That’s how it should be.
In reality, there isn’t a reliable project that accomplishes this. This problem also gets more complicated as we add some important additional requirements.
Admittedly, Roll Call doesn’t accomplish all of this today, but what it does do today:
Open Source products are quite rare, especially in modern open source. Many of the lessons I’ve learned about how to manage and scale open source may not apply, but I’m excited to see how this all turns out. Needless to say, I’ll be experimenting along the way with different approaches to governance and contribution policies that are participatory but also product centric.
If the goals of this project are interesting, take a look at what is being done and contribute!
Download the code and run
If you want to do development run:
npm installnpm start
Roll Call is built and deployed automatically:
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