Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th May 2011 08:19 UTC, submitted by porcel
Microsoft So, the biggest acquisition in Microsoft's history. The Wall Street Journal reports - and it has been confirmed - that Microsoft and Skype will announce today that Redmond will buy Skype for $8.5 billion. That's a lot of money for a company that hasn't ever actually made any profits. Update: and it's official: yay on Skype on the Xbox360 and Windows Phone, and this: "Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms." Let's hope this includes Linux.
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RE[5]: Doh! ...
by lidel on Tue 10th May 2011 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Doh! ..."
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No, XMPP is decentralized: different parties can use different servers and communicate without any problem (

I agree with your other arguments.
End user needs simple, seamless and effortless solution.

Example: Google Talk tries to provide that using interoperable (XMPP/Jingle) technologies. Mobile video calls using Jingle ( are a good step, but there is still a lot to be done there.

I hope Microsoft/Skype takeover will motivate other open solutions to go in that direction too (XMPP/Jingle).

Edited 2011-05-10 12:32 UTC

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