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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Dasher42
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2007-04-05

Even if a company does a good job of maintaining a good program for all platforms, which Skype only does partially, do you want to have a single point of failure?

If the Amiga had been open sourced, its resurrection wouldn't be a novelty story here.

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