Abstract: Open source is the future of technology. This community is growing by the day; developing and improving existing frameworks and software for free. Open source replacements are coming up for almost all proprietary software nowadays. This paper proposes an open source application which could replace Skype, a popular VoIP soft phone. The performance features of the developed software is analyzed and compared with Skype so that we can conclude that it can be an efficient replacement. This application is developed in pure Java using various APIs and package and boasts features like voice calling, chatting, file sharing etc. The target audience for this software will initially only be organizations (for internal communication) and later will be released on a larger scale.
Keywords: voip; softphone; java; open source