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No open-source Skype... yet

Nov 02, 2009, 20:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"The basis for this? Some correspondence between Skype technical support and a Mandriva Linux user (Skype supports generally older versions of Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu). In it, the French-speaking Skype technical support rep said that it's possible that the final version of Skype for Linux will be open source.

"That wasn't much, but it did hint that it might be possible that Skype was going to at least make its Linux client open-source. I decided it was worth my time to look further.

"I gave Skype a call in Luxembourg. A Skype public relations spokesperson quickly replied: "We appreciate our user community's enthusiasm and realize this is something they have been wanting for a while."

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