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[2]: Microsoft Wrath?
by mfaudzinr on Sat 4th Jun 2011 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Microsoft Wrath?"
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How unfortunate but it is within their right to do so. On parity feature across all platforms, even on Windows I do find the experience/interface a bit wanting to say the least but serviceable. I've never tried the version on Linux though. I hope Microsoft would not pull the plug on other systems and continue to improve the protocol/software across all supported platforms (Wishful thinking perhaps) but it is necessary so as not to have the need to reverse engineer the protocol/software.

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