[Fsuk-manchester] Software Freedom Day: Hunt for Skype alternatives

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Tue Jan 29 20:01:24 UTC 2013

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Just following up about FOSDEM, as I would be interested in chatting
in person with anybody who is particularly keen on the hunt for a
Skype alternative.

In particular, we are expecting a really big attendance at the session
this Sunday.  My web stats have gone through the roof this month, and
all of the speakers involved typically attract a huge crowd just
appearing on their own.  Is there anybody involved with FSFE who may
be able to comment on or contribute to the logistics of carrying
forward the momentum from Sunday's session?

On 09/01/13 21:18, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> FOSDEM update... leaders of open source VoIP, real-time
> communication, micro-blogging and social networking projects are
> coming together at FOSDEM to try and answer some of the concerns
> that were raised in the FSF Europe report about the hunt for Skype
> alternative
> Here is an interview:
> https://fosdem.org/2013/interviews/2013-daniel-pocock-and-peter-saint-andre-and-simon-tennant-and-evan-prodromou-and-daniel-constantin-mierla-and-emil-ivov/
>  and here it is in the schedule (14:00 on Sunday, 3 February):
> https://fosdem.org/2013/schedule/event/free_open_secure_communications/
>  Look forward to meeting some of you at FOSDEM
> On 21/11/12 23:14, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> On 02/11/12 17:14, Sam Tuke wrote:
>>> On 10/24/2012 06:08 PM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>>>> I've actually proposed a follow-up talk about the subject
>>>> for the upcoming mini-DebConf, as a developer of VoIP apps
>>>> I'm quite keen to (try to) answer questions that people have
>>>> about why so many things didn't work during the tests on
>>>> Software Freedom Day
>>>> http://fr2012.mini.debconf.org/#schedule
>>> Very good! Please let me know if there is a video made of this
>>>  talk, I can make a news item out of it on fsfe.org.
>> Just a reminder - the talk about Debian's role in replacing
>> Skype is at 16:00 this Saturday.
>>>> Yes, I'm happy to administer that, and mailman is fine.
>>> I'll get that set up.
>> Great, the list is now there for people who want to continue 
>> pursuing this initiative to the next stage:
>> https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/free-rtc
>> There is already a push to repeat the VoIP client testing at
>> FOSDEM in February, I'm currently discussing with the Jabber and 
>> telephony devroom co-ordinators.
>> For those who missed it, Microsoft has announced they are
>> killing off MSN within 6 months and migrating everybody into
>> Skype... one step closer to world domination.  Scary stuff.
>> Expect them to take similar steps to make Skype more dominant in
>> the corporate space.
>> http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/microsoft-killing-messenger-early-next-year-in-favour-of-skype-50009702/
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