Linked by David Adams on Mon 21st Mar 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
GNU, GPL, Open Source The GNU Project has announced a new project called GNU Free Call, an open source Skype alternative that will offer anonymous VoIP and will use the GNU SIP Witch server as the back end. GNU SIP Witch requires a minimum of system resources so it can be used on cell phones too so it seems the goal is to provide a cross-platform application, the immediate target most probably being Android.
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RE[2]: skype alternative
by nt_jerkface on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE: skype alternative"
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Parent's point still stands. The GNU greatest hits came out years ago.

Gnash has been developed at a glacial pace and HURD still doesn't have a stable version.

Even if they developed a Skype alternative it would probably be ignored just like ogg. Skype is free and over 99% of the population does not care about having the source available.

Speaking of delayed open source projects, where the hell is Samba 4? All this focus on the desktop has left some important server projects out of the spotlight. FSF is just going to further divide the limited amount of available GPL developers with another project that will be ignored by the public. Meanwhile MS continues to roll in record profits from WinServer since Linux still does not offer enough advantages when it comes to integrating Windows clients.

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