Best FOSS alternative for skype?

JD jd1008 at
Wed May 11 14:58:44 UTC 2011

On 05/11/11 05:58, Genes MailLists wrote:
> On 05/11/2011 07:49 AM, Alan Cox wrote:
>> Microsoft is an advertising company so it'll be able to make very good
>> use of that data to manage and target adverts better.
>> It's not really down to "FOSS alternatives". There are *standards* for
>> voice over IP. I guess Skype fits MS well in that its a proprietary
>> non-standard 8)
>> Alan
> $8.5 BB is a pretty serious premium for a company with zero revenue
> (ever) which sold 2 times previously - first to ebay for $2.5 BB and
> after that something<  1 BB ... still no revenue but a decent enough brand.
> Anything skype has/had that google voice/talk doesn't ?
>   g/
I have used Google voice/talk.
It is too clumsy, lacks the features of skype.
We used to call MS the Borg - but Google has
grown into another kind of Borg, albeit, not as
nasty as the first  :)

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