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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RE: Microsoft Wrath?
by Valhalla on Sat 4th Jun 2011 13:13 UTC in reply to "Microsoft Wrath?"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

I wonder if Microsoft would just let this be. Surely they'd bear their mighty weight onto him sooner or later. And I don't think it's gonna be pretty.


Apparently that is already happening:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTUyNg

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