Ekiga && FreeBSD (for a future without Skype)

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Sun May 22 18:04:32 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Matthias" == Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> writes:

Matthias> Now, as M$ bought Skype, we should stop wining for a native
Matthias> Skype client for FreeBSD and should prepare us for the time
Matthias> when M$ will "integrate" Skype into its desktop and stop
Matthias> deliver binaries for Linux;

Consider Jitsi, which is written in Java, and supports all modern SIP
and XMPP and IM (and soon full Gtalk) protocols, with a built in broad
list of audio and video codecs.  With the proper use of the free (or
paid) PSTN-to-SIP bridges, it can nearly completely replace Skype, at
least for point-to-point audio/video.  (No SILK though... there's
nothing that comes close, sadly.)

I interviewed the lead developer for FLOSS Weekly a few weeks
back... sounds quite promising.  http://twit.tv/floss162

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