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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RE[3]: skype alternative
by Valhalla on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: skype alternative"
Valhalla
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Parent's point still stands. The GNU greatest hits came out years ago.

So did Microsoft's, Windows and Office aren't new products.

FSF themselves have stated that Hurd was all but abandoned once Linux gained traction, and Gnash is a clean room implementation done by extremely few developers, which will have even less priority now that the web seems to be gravitating towards HTML5.

So by your logic we should judge Microsoft by looking at Microsoft Bob and Zune, or maybe the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, or the Microsoft Smart Watch, or the -insert failed Microsoft product here-

Meanwhile the FSF software flagships are as strong as ever, GCC and binutils/coreutils enjoys rapid development, and it's still the de facto toolchain in the open source world. The other flagship of FSF, GPL, is as popular as ever.

So if FSF is relying on old greatest hits, so is Microsoft.

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