Skype telephone giveaway- but not for Linux users

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Wed Jun 13 13:31:23 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 13 June 2007, manchicken wrote:
> There is something skype could do to violate both your freedom and your
> privacy.  Their license is implicit (not requiring signature) and forces
> you into their terms without any other choice if you want/need to use
> skype. Their client is proprietary and so is their network, so nobody
> really knows what they are and are not recording.

And you don't have to use it.   It will never happen that companies are going 
to reveal all of their secrets, which also reveals them to competitors.  
Companies pay lots of money for research and development.   And shareholders 
will want a payback for that money.   That's a fact of life.

If you want a truely free  IP phone system, step up and develop one.

> As I said before, if these aren't your ethics then that's your choice.  I,
> however, will continue to oppose proprietary software regardless of your
> dislike for my opinions and ethics.

If you were to spend 3 years writing a book, would you then give it away?  I 
think not.

I think you're living in a dream.   

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