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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Skype Replacement?


From: Ramana Kumar
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Skype Replacement?
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 16:41:38 +0100

Could you add a link to the Skype Replacement LibrePlanet Wiki page on
the FSF High-Priority project page?

Also, that page should probably mention Lightspark where it talks about Gnash.

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM, John Sullivan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ramana Kumar <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Also I'm not sure why it's LGPL rather than GPL...
>>
>
> Good question, I don't know the answer.
>
>>
>>>
>>> Ekiga should in theory work for video calls, and use Ogg Theora, and I
>>> have had some luck with it when talking to another GNU/Linux user. But
>>> cross-platform attempts have failed.
>>>
>>> For just audio calls, at the FSF we tend to use Twinkle.
>>>
>>
>> Thanks for the info.
>> Where do you guys tend to get your SIP/XMPP addresses from?
>> Put the answer on the Wiki actually.
>>
>
> We run our own asterisk server and ejabberd. (Not much interesting there
> to put on the wiki I don't think).
>
>>
>>>
>>> GNU Telephony is promising, and people can support it at
>>> https://my.fsf.org/donate/working-together/telephony/.
>>>
>>
>> What exactly is the aim there? Apart from donating how can we support?
>> What's the timeline for success?
>>
>
> The aim is to provide decentralized secure voice and video
> communication.
>
> I'm sure they would welcome hacker support as well as funding, and
> questions about the future of the project would be best addressed to the
> maintainers / development list.
>
>>
>>>
>>> For all the ideas in this thread, I started a placeholder at
>>> http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Skype_Replacement -- I hope people can
>>> help populate that and organize the way forward. We have those wiki
>>> pages for other High Priority Projects (you can see them in the
>>> category), not sure why we didn't have a Skype one yet. An assessment of
>>> the existing options would be a great start for the page.
>>>
>>
>> Thanks a lot John for starting this page! I hope it becomes a rich
>> resource. I have started filling in more details already. Join me, all :)
>>
>
> Thanks for getting it rolling!
>
> -john
>
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