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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Reason for consumers to have source
by Alfman on Mon 6th Jun 2011 01:37 UTC
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2011-01-28

This is a bit late, but I just came across it.

http://news.cnet.com/Intels-mantra-Lets-make-a-deal/2100-1006_3-603...

Skype can (and has) deliberately limited some of it's functionality on non-intel processors.

Source code would enable customers to remove those artificial restrictions.

Edited 2011-06-06 01:38 UTC

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