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Old 08-01-2009, 04:00 AM   #1
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LXer: Skype shutdown: where are free software and free protocols?


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Free software is definitely going strong in some areas, especially in the server market. However, there are other areas where free software and free protocols have failed. Internet based voice and video communication is one of those areas. The market is basically fully owned by Skype, a piece of proprietary software based on a proprietary (and abusive) protocol in the hands the same company that runs eBay. Free software advocates have been saying “what if Skype was discontinued?” for years. Then I read about eBay considering shutting Skype down. Pardon? What's bugging Tony Mobily? Read the full article at Free Software Magazine

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