"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
"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
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