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Re: Skype under Fedora-10



> I don't understand why there is not a similar Linux system.
> Surely developing a VoIP protocol can't be brain surgery?
> And what exactly is the advantage or using SIP?

Almost everything else on the planet except Skype uses SIP and they all
interwork. You can inspect your SIP code and be sure it contains no
suprises while you can't with Skype - see

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/25/skype_backdoor_rumours/

and the stuff about China and Skype. With open source you could verify
the situation, with Skype you can't.

Skype is essentially the MS Windows of the VoIP world: proprietary and
closed. It talks to nothing but itself, and even encrypts its own
binaries to prevent people reverse engineering it.


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