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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It's not available for all platforms and there is fear when Microsoft takes over it won't be supported on Linux. Consider, BSD, Solaris, Haiku, ... even Linux on non x86 platforms.

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ecruz Member since:

Young man, let's think business. Imagine you and I build a great car, most advanced in the world, and three people have bought it.

Do you believe then, that parts manufacturers must build and stock parts for our car?

Not on your lifetime! Mentioning other OS's like BSD, Haiku (are you in a dream?) is showing some of you people total lack of reality.
Yes, it sounds harsh, but it is the truth. Take some business classes. It will help your life quite a bit later on.

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laffer1 Member since:

I'm not expecting Skype to write a client for other operating systems, but there is demand for such apps even on a small scale.

I don't need business classes. I'll learn to drink more? Seriously, I get the point you're making about profitability, but many people reading this site are interested in niche operating systems. We like unpopular or quirky things.

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