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[ZDNET] Microsoft Skype breaks open-source partnership

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I told you so. I knew that Steve Ballmer could talk all he wanted about how Microsoft would continue to support non-Microsoft platforms, but that there was no way he’d actually do it. The first proof is here. Digium, the company behind the popular open-source Asterisk private-branch exchange (PBX) program, has announced that Skype has unilaterally ended its deal that allowed Asterisk to work with Skype.
Digium’s letter to its Asterisk users

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dang it skype was so awesome.
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I know this will get me flamed, but not everything is better as open-source.
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I know this will get me flamed, but not everything is better as open-source.
Nah, no flaming.

It's just the fact that Microsoft is already breaking these partnerships that sucks.

I'm willing to bet there will no longer be support for Skype for Linux either. Eventhough Skype hasn't really updated it in 2 years, it certainly won't get updated now.
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Nah, no flaming.

It's just the fact that Microsoft is already breaking these partnerships that sucks.

I'm willing to bet there will no longer be support for Skype for Linux either. Eventhough Skype hasn't really updated it in 2 years, it certainly won't get updated now.
Erm, now, it won't get updated ever.
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Actually, Skype for linux was updated recently if I'm not mistaken...but yeah, I can almost guarantee skype for mac will remain.
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Hopefully there'll be another program to take it's place. Windows Live Messenger is terrible enough, who knows how much they'll destroy Skype.
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Hopefully there'll be another program to take it's place. Windows Live Messenger is terrible enough, who knows how much they'll destroy Skype.
I doubt Microsoft is handling any work on the project itself, they're just the new bosses over the same old Skype team.
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