The Velawesomeraptor Himself (clayrobeson) wrote,
The Velawesomeraptor Himself
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Skype Bad, Gizmo Good!

So apparently there's now an Open Source alternative to Skype, called Gizmo (for lack of a better name, it seems).

"At a recent conference, a Skype founder suggested "regulating the incumbents" to force others to carry Skype calls. Skype calls go over the public Internet, but are often carried on telephone company wiring (DSL) which Skype is worried could be configured to block their calls. They are proposing that the government should step in and demand that those telephone company networks carry Skype calls.

Meanwhile, Skype is refusing to carry anyone else's calls on their own phone system. They are engaging in exact behavior - they are worried about others trying. Skype can't have it both ways. If Skype wants to lock others out of their system, shouldn't the telephone companies have the same right also?"

Anyway, regardless of whether or not Skype is hypocritical, I'm all about Open Source.

So if you install Gizmo and want to chat, my username is Clay27344733 :)

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Edit: Oh, duh... http://www.gizmoproject.com/
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