[maemo-users] [Fwd: Re: Fwd: Skype on N800]

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Wed Aug 29 22:42:23 EEST 2007
The RTCOMM software in development adds SIP support to the built-in 
software set, and so can be used as a skype replacement.  GizmoProject 
has also been used as a closed-source but open-protocol voice client.

(See planet.gnome.org for information on why that slashdot article is 
probably overblown, btw)


DZ wrote:
> Hi,
> Have anybody tried to compile Wengo Phone for N800?
> Skype is very contradictive to linux tablet spirit
> - this software uses proprietary closed and encrypted protocol (closed  
> also means weak);
> - written using obfuscation in software (decryption and checks also uses  
> additional n800 power and resources)  
> http://www.secdev.org/conf/skype_BHEU06.pdf  
> (http://www.xakep.ru/post/38543/default.asp);
> - according to latest reports reads sensitive user information and nobody  
> knows why (because software is closed source and obfuscated) and how it  
> can be used by crackers  
> (http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/08/26/1312256&from=rss).
> So, Wengo is viable alternative to the Skype.
> Thanks,
> Denis
> On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:24:45 +0400, Alan Williamson <alan at blog-city.com>  
> wrote:
>> Sorry replied to the individual not the list -- man do i hate that
>> "feature" of the list (and yes for the record, i completely disagree
>> with every point made by that link that attempts to justify it) :)
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: Fwd: Skype on N800
>> Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:23:31 +0100
>> From: Alan Williamson <alan at blog-city.com>
>> Reply-To: alan at blog-city.com
>> Organization: Blog-City Ltd
>> To: James Sparenberg <james at linuxrebel.org>
>>> The last point above has value in light of a recent development.  I  
>>> could
>>> point to 2 things 1.  the shear hype surround the iPhone.  and second  
>>> the
>>> expert surfing done by the RAZR team managing to release a new "color"  
>>> or
>>> other change every time  sales began to slow.
>> I agree -- the hype around the iPhone has been interesting to watch.
>> Especially as they address the awful onscreen keyboard usage which seems
>> to be getting people in a bit of a tizz.
>> If you look at the video on the Apple site; they have everything the
>> N800 has, except for one rather cool little feature.  But that is
>> something i am sure nokia could easily add in with a next release
>> (predicts which key you are going to press next and makes that box  
>> bigger).
>> Nokia -- get thy head out of the sand and take a leaf out of that Jobs
>> boy book -- either start hyping up your cool stuff, or give US THE TOOLS
>> and we'll do it for you!

Ryan Pavlik
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