Without exaggerating, this has to be the funniest thing I've ever, EVER read!
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- Version 6 shell, you couldn't even pipe into scripts, because scripts were implemented as "sh < file". Unbuffered, so you could implement "if" and the rest by having them seek() stdin.May 3, 2012
- Sounds like MS has touch of death. I am nervously awaiting, when Skype will become complete shit, and I will have to move elsewhere.May 3, 2012
- It already has on non-Windows platforms, I'm told. I don't use Skype because it's a secret proprietary protocol and a closed walled-off network. I believe strongly in interoperability and open standards.May 3, 2012
- http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-vos-silk-01I agree about silk, but for my understanding they opened silk for everyone some time ago -
they use silk for interconnection between users, because they do TCP and firewall penetration, also relays through other users, but between skype client/PSTN they use transcoders to connect to PSTN with proper codecs, like G.729 and G.711
also, for interconnection to operators and business users, they use SIP: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/business/skype-connect/
So in conclusion, they very much using open standard.May 3, 2012
- I notice that that particular draft was only submitted in mid-2010. Where's the documentation for their client to client protocol and codec selection? Why do they keep issuing DMCA takedowns for people who reverse engineer the same? http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTAwNzI
They only use SIP for business connections because they have to, because businesses were too smart to get locked into a single vendor proprietary solution.May 4, 2012
- They can't do much regarding reverse engineering, if people did not subscribed to http://developer.skype.com/
But I don't see valuable reason, to use silk even with reverse engineered version, royalty free, or any Skype API for this matter, simply because it's tide up to single vendor.
I am actually very happy with #OBiTalkMay 4, 2012