Skype is not free software

Andrew Sobala aes at
Thu Sep 23 22:20:36 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 19:58 +0100, sparkes wrote:
> ah, you have misunderstood the use of the word free here.  The previous 
> poster meant free as in freedom.  the following links might help you see 
> the subtule difference that can lead to flamewars ;-)
> for the reasons behind freesoftware and 
> for the slightly easier to 
> understand concept of open source software.

Precisely; my comment was in reference to people asking for it to be in
universe, which afaik is only 100% free (as in freedom) software.

(I like skype and will probably be using it in a few weeks time, that's
not the point ;)


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