- From: daniel jimenez <daniel.jimenez.gomez@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:15:08 -0700
It is shameful that, so many years after the digital revolution,
proprietary formats such as those championed by microsoft are *mandated* by
the industry, educational institutions and (in mexico at least) government
departments. In fact, I recently had problems with my yearly tax
declaration due to it only supporting and running on some version of
Hopefully, we can all make that change.
In the case of skype, I understand that their contributions to VoIP have
been pioneering and extremely successful as a tool for individuals and the
enterprise community alike. However, every company that doesn't support
standardization is extremely short sighted and detrimental to the healthy
growth of the field they represent.
Anyway, sorry for the hijack..
On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Christian <cdysthe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:03:28 -0500, Scott Ferguson <
I am concerned with the "big brother" privacy,
Then, sadly, Ekiga is *not* the answer for your needs as it doesn't
support encryption. (one of the reasons it's not a fit for my needs).
Kphone, Jitsi, Mumble, QuteCom, Linphone, MicroSIP, SFLPhone, and Blink
do. Note that not all are multiplatform, see one of my previous posts to
this thread for a list of those that are ported to the three main PC
Note also that Skype is encrypted, but Skype has a history of handing
out the private key.
The term "handing out" makes me curious. Who exactly are they handing it
Personally I am presented with a few requirements from my employer to be
able to use Linux as my work OS. One is MS Word the other is Skype, with or
without key handed out.
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