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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Because Skype for Linux is not really maintained, crashes a lot, 32bit Intel only, does strange and annoying things to amarok and is yet another app that needs to run in the background. I want a kopete plugin that you can compile for any platform, is stable and does not interfere with amarok at all! If it's open source and there is no one else that does it, I could maintain it. Maintain. Not reverse engineer the protocol and such.

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