----- Original message ----- From: "daniel jimenez" <daniel.jimenez.go...@gmail.com> To: debian-u...@lists.debian.org Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:15:08 -0700 Subject: Re: skype?
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 Internet Explorer.
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 <cdys...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:03:28 -0500, Scott Ferguson < > scott.ferguson.debian.user@**gmail.com<scott.ferguson.debian.u...@gmail.com>> > wrote:
>>> 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 >> platforms.
>> 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 > out to?
> 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.