Skype For Linux Going (Almost) Open Source

3 thoughts on “Skype For Linux Going (Almost) Open Source”

  1. >> “An open source version of the client could lead to Skype being embedded in non-PC devices.”

    Unless skype releases versions of its core closed-source library for the combination of CPU architectures/embedded OS (which is similar to what they’re running away from by open sourcing the Linux client’s UI), this is a pipe dream. Skype does have already an ARM-port but who knows whether they would make that available …
    Distributing binary libraries in the fragmented embedded Linux ecosystem is a difficult venture …

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