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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Wrong summary and title
by Sodki on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 23:16 UTC
Sodki
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The researcher claims to have some success in reverse engineering an older Skype protocol. Good news, I suppose, because it gets us one step closer to the goal, but Skype is already threatening to use big guns in order to stop this.

This means that we probably won't have free software communicating with Skype anytime soon, if ever.

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