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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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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