Re: Why no Skype packages?
Steve Reilly wrote:
> JoeHill wrote:
> > Was just looking at all the 'how to install Skype' pages, and wondering
> > why, as far as I can tell, there are no Debian packages. Is this a
> > licensing issue?
> skype cant be re distributed. its not open source.
Ah, okay. Yuck.
> > ...and also why the heck I need to install all of KDE for it to
> > work...grumble.
> > Is there an alternative to Skype that is not such a pain? Something that
> > would enable me to make VoIP calls to Skype users?
> ive never seen anything, skype uses its own closed encrypted protocol
Well, now, that's just crazy. Who would want such a thing? No one else can
expand on your brilliant invention... ;)
> theres a deb right on skype download page
> or you can use the apt way if you want, heres the repo info
Thanks for all the info, much appreciated.