Alternatives to Skype beginning Jan 1, 2007 : Ubuntu (6.10)
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| My reasons are not the price. Yes, free is appealing and $14.95 /
| year is by no means a large expense to anyone. My main reason is
| that Skype does not use a standard protocol for its communication.
| There are many other SIP options available, most of which use an
| open communication protocol.
| What does that mean? This means that whether you use Gizmo, Ekiga
| or Wengo, Linphone, Kphone or gphone you are using a "free"
| open protocol. This does not apply to Skype
More standards for openness and unification.