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Re: Why no Skype packages?



JoeHill wrote:
> 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... ;)

agreed.  it would be nice for an sdk (ive heard of it so dont rule it
our yet!!) so at least the community can write drivers for one of the
many skype voip adapters for linux.  ive had to resort to hooking mine
to my sons xp box to run the phones in our house. a decision ive hated
since day one.  take a look about 1/2 way down this page ekiga has their
sites on it at the moment
http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/Which_programs_work_with_Ekiga_%3F#Skype.2C_MSN.2C_Google_talk


steve


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