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From: Daniel Campbell <zlg@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Package up for grab
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:10:59
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Package up for grab by Andrew Savchenko
1 On 08/03/2016 05:13 AM, Andrew Savchenko wrote:
2 > On Wed, 3 Aug 2016 08:58:24 -0300 Guilherme Amadio wrote:
3 >> On Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 11:15:30AM +0800, Jason Zaman wrote:
4 >>> On Tue, Aug 02, 2016 at 04:08:34PM -0700, Jigme Datse Rasku wrote:
5 >>>> I'd have to say, there is likely a reason we are looking for a new
6 >>>> maintainer. I don't know what is involved, but I might be interested.
7 >>>> Might be wanting to start that direction...
8 >>>
9 >>> There is a new alpha skype for linux too now that should be looked into.
10 >>> I have no idea how stable it is but it's probably not much worse than
11 >>> what we currently have :P.
12 >>>
13 >>>
14 >>
15 >> There is also a web version at for those that feel
16 >> that installing the desktop client is too much of a hassle. I've moved
17 >> to Google Hangouts long ago, though, and never looked back.
18 >
19 > Lucky you... I also moved to sip and tox ages ago, but... there are
20 > some people that use nothing but skype. That is the problem.
21 >
22 > Best regards,
23 > Andrew Savchenko
24 >
25 Indeed. The network effect is unfortunately powerful. I think if Tox can
26 get past a few key hurdles, adoption will be less of a hassle. All it
27 needs is feature parity with video, voice, and file sharing. Of course,
28 doing that with end-to-end encryption *and* with as little latency and
29 bandwidth use as realistic is difficult.
31 But I try it out every now and then to see if I could convince my family
32 to switch to it. In my experience people don't fully understand or value
33 digital privacy until you explain to them what could be done with the
34 structure of applications like Skype (going through a central server).
36 If they ever reach the point of understanding that, it's easier to get
37 them to simply try Tox or another alternative.
39 --
40 Daniel Campbell - Gentoo Developer
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Package up for grab Peter Stuge <peter@×××××.se>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Package up for grab M <ziebell_marco@××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Package up for grab Andrew Savchenko <bircoph@g.o>