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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The linux version is buggy (although to be fair, so is the windows version). It needs some hacked libraries to support my webcam, I'm not sure why since other apps work fine. The streaming video shows up in a tiny window.

These are a few things I'd be able to fix if source were provided.

Plus you could do some innovative things by hooking it up into asterisk.

So, it's not without merit.

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