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Skype shutdown: where are free software and free protocols?

Aug 01, 2009, 11:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Mobily)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"So, the 2.6 billion dollars eBay paid for it was obviously not quite enough — Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have been getting “licensing” money for that code since “selling” Skype to eBay.

"To me, it sounds more like a rental agreement more than a sale: eBay paid 2.6 billion dollars for the right to rent Skype’s core technology from Skype’s owners. Let’s call it a “bond” — an expensive one. Especially when the landlord decides to throw you out."

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