Skype is not free software

Fábio Mendes niels_bohr at uol.com.br
Thu Sep 23 19:17:52 UTC 2004


On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 19:58 +0100, sparkes wrote:
> Andy Jarvis wrote:
> 
> >I beg to differ. Skype is absolutely free. 
> >
> http://www.skype.com/company/legal/eula/
> 
> definiately puts Skype as a non-free app. 

Yes skype is free as in free beer. You can't access the code and you
can't distribute/modify it at your will. It's not just an ideological
issue since it poses legal problems for Ubuntu to distribute and modify
the program to our tastes.

-Fabio




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