Skype is not free software

Andy Jarvis andrew.jarvis at
Thu Sep 23 18:41:20 UTC 2004

I beg to differ. Skype is absolutely free. If you paid for it, you have
been conned. I have been using this excellent product for well over year
both in its standard P2P mode and with the newer SkypeOut service for
calling landlines and mobile phones. I have nothing but praise for it
and would definitely recommend its use to others.

That's my 4 cents worth.
Oh, and while I am at it, a huge thanks to the Ubuntu team for all their
hard work both with this quality distro and with the the ongoing user

One very happy AndyJ.

> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 16:47:37 +0100
> From: Andrew Sobala <aes at>
> Subject: Re: Skype (was Re: Locale problem)
> To: Santiago Erquicia <santiago_erquicia at>
> Cc: ubuntu-users at
> Message-ID: <1095954457.7043.5.camel at localhost.localdomain>
> Content-Type: text/plain

> On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 10:40 -0500, Santiago Erquicia wrote:
> > Mark,
> > 
> > I don't know neither how to make packages nor if someone has one already
> > made.  Do you think it is a program that can be put in universe?  Isn't
> > any problem with the requirements they have for redistribution?
> FWIW, Skype is not free software.
> --
> Andrew

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