Skype To Provide Open-Source Linux Client
Phoronix: Skype To Provide Open-Source Linux Client
The very popular Skype VoIP service has provided a Linux client for some years now, but it's not nearly as full-featured as its Windows counterpart, and right now it's a binary-only application. However, things may be partially changing at this company that's in the process of being spun off from eBay...
I will not use skype anyway
I was not happy about their high bandwidth usage not for your own messages, not to mention the proprietary protocol underneath.
Their paid services could be even worse, I once had to call paypal customer service to get my money back, and I deleted skype from all my computers after that incident. Of course, I was among many who feel being cheated by skype.
If ebay can get rid of skype, I will have more confidence on my ebay account. I was considering to close all my ebay/paypal accounts, after found the cheating from skype.