Posted by justin
I’ve always been a fan of open source software, and anything protected under the GPL license. For quite some time now, I’ve been experimenting with a freely available open source SMS and WAP gateway called Kannel.
For those who don’t know what open source means; It’s a type of software distribution in which the source code for the software itself is completely free to obtain, and open for any third party to manipulate into anything they want to create with the code. In this case, SMS and WAP functionality for your mobile marketing campaigns.
Kannel is a project that was created back in 1999, and to this day is still the only fully open source SMS and WAP gateway available (someone please correct me if I’m wrong…). The project provides open source components that one can use to build a fully operational WAP infrastructure, as well as an SMS gateway for GSM networks. In their own words, “Kannel was created to make SMS/WAP components freely available to everyone so that the market potential for WAP services, both from wireless operators and specialized service providers, will be realized as efficiently as possible.”
Continues at mobilemarketingwatch.com