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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: Any alternatives for Skype? Reply with quote

Interesting article:
One more reason to not use Skype for Linux
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/08/01/one-more-reason-to-not-use-skype-for-linux/

...so I would like to ask, if there is any free alternative for skype in portage?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

please define free alternative.

otherwise have a look at the category net-voip which provider some voip solutions.
if you are after a skype compatible program, then you are out of luck. there is a reason why it is called proprietary software.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a skype issue, not skype on linux issue.

I'd rather have my chats and data in police hands than in profit oriented companies such as google and facebook.

for that reason (and more) I don't maintain google and facebook accounts.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jitsi ? (Gentoo bug w/ ebuild)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Veldrin wrote:
please define free alternative.


by Richard Stallman
When we call software “free,” we mean that it respects the users' essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes. This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of “free speech,” not “free beer.”

A quote from:
Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html


Hypnos wrote:
Jitsi ? (Gentoo bug w/ ebuild)

Is not in portage yet...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

otherwise have a look at the category net-voip which provider some voip solutions.


Code:
emerge -s net-voip
Searching...   
[ Results for search key : net-voip ]
[ Applications found : 0 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try eix net-voip/*
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:)
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Try eix net-voip/*


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