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[3]: skype alternative
by spiderman on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 12:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: skype alternative"
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gcc development started in 1984. The first beta release was in 1987. I believe it became popular in 1999 or so, 15 years after the development started.
In 1984, you would have said that GNU and gcc was irrelevant, that UNIX was king, etc.
For today, Skype is king (in the US I mean) although Google Talk is rapidly taking over. Come here in 15 years and tell me if you remember what Skype was.

Edited 2011-03-23 12:56 UTC

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