Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 22:23 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Internet & Networking "One researcher has decided he wants to make Skype open source by reverse engineering the protocol the service uses. In fact, he claims to have already achieved that reverse engineering feat on a new skype-open-source blog. The source code has been posted for versions 1.x/3.x/4.x of Skype as well as details of the rc4 layer arithmetic encoding the service uses."
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u really dont get it!
by ikidunot on Sat 4th Jun 2011 02:45 UTC
ikidunot
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2011-06-04

I can't believe what I'm reading.

Skype is not about the software!

It's about the infrastructure.

There is no way known that Microsoft is going to allow every Tom, Dick, and Harry to use their billion dollar system for nothing.

If the OSS community wants a skype equivalent then someone is going to have to spend up very big with no possibility of recouping their investment.

Time for a reality check folks.

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