Linked by David Adams on Mon 21st Mar 2011 20:14 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
GNU, GPL, Open Source The GNU Project has announced a new project called GNU Free Call, an open source Skype alternative that will offer anonymous VoIP and will use the GNU SIP Witch server as the back end. GNU SIP Witch requires a minimum of system resources so it can be used on cell phones too so it seems the goal is to provide a cross-platform application, the immediate target most probably being Android.
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Gnu Free Call
by benb320 on Mon 21st Mar 2011 21:02 UTC
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The Gnu Project thinks up pretty mediocre names

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RE: Gnu Free Call
by David on Mon 21st Mar 2011 21:20 in reply to "Gnu Free Call"
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At least it's not a recursive acronym.

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RE[2]: Gnu Free Call
by Laurence on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 13:40 in reply to "RE: Gnu Free Call"
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At least it's not a recursive acronym.

It's times like this I wish I could +1 multiple times.

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RE: Gnu Free Call
by Timmmm on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:41 in reply to "Gnu Free Call"
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Freecall isn't bad. Does what it says on the tin, and doesn't follow any of the tired gimmicky naming schemes (FIF Isn't Foo, KFoo, gfoo, etc).

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RE: Gnu Free Call
by Soulbender on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:41 in reply to "Gnu Free Call"
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because "Skype" is such a great name....

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RE: Gnu Free Call
by ParadoxUncreated on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 20:10 in reply to "Gnu Free Call"
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I thought it was a good name.

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RE: Gnu Free Call
by nt_jerkface on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 20:23 in reply to "Gnu Free Call"
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Could be worse a lot worse.

I'll just finish up this image in The Gimp and then talk to you about it in Cripple Call.

Oh and both names are acronyms so there is no reason to get offended.

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RE: Gnu Free Call
by jrtayloriv on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 20:39 in reply to "Gnu Free Call"
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2011-03-22

The Gnu Project thinks up pretty mediocre names

I actually prefer names like this -- i.e. names that give you a fairly clear idea of what the software does, rather than names like phonon or unity that don't tell you anything. What's wrong with "Free Call"? Would you prefer that it was called LazerSpeek?

Edited 2011-03-22 20:41 UTC

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RE[2]: Gnu Free Call
by toblerone on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:03 in reply to "RE: Gnu Free Call"
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I like "LazerSpeek". ;)

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RE[2]: Gnu Free Call
by phoenix on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:04 in reply to "RE: Gnu Free Call"
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2005-07-11

Depending on how you pronounce "gnu", it could be offensive to people living in Newfoundland, Canada. ;)

"What's this here 'newfie call' all about? Is that like two cans on a piece of string?"

;)

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