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    Open source skype?

    Does the open source community have/have any plans to create a program like skype that can allows people to talk to each other over computers? and possibly to landlines like skype can?
    john

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    Re: Open source skype?

    You want GnomeMeeting2 which is due out in December (in beta form).

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    Re: Open source skype?

    There is gizmo, it's not in the repos but it is an open source alternative.
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    Re: Open source skype?

    OOO thx alot gonna check out

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    Re: Open source skype?

    Quote Originally Posted by stoeptegel
    There is gizmo, it's not in the repos but it is an open source alternative.
    Gizmo is typical linspire crap, it comes with no source - it's just like skype only it uses an open protocol, I cannot see how gizmo is a less evil replacement for skype

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    Re: Open source skype?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovechild
    Gizmo is typical linspire crap, it comes with no source - it's just like skype only it uses an open protocol, I cannot see how gizmo is a less evil replacement for skype
    what do you use then?

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    Re: Open source skype?

    Gizmo is not open source, there are two that I know of that are:
    GnomeMeeting2 (as was previously mentioned) - Ver. 1.2.2 is in the repos, and
    OpenWengo - http://www.openwengo.com/ - needs work, but looks very promising.
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    Re: Open source skype?

    how do you use this "gnomemeeting2"?

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    Re: Open source skype?

    Quote Originally Posted by majikstreet
    what do you use then?
    Right now I use Skype because when I needed VoIP about 8 months ago this was the only application I knew about that offered PC-POTS/POTS-PC, however today I'm leaning towards GnomeMeeting 2 which is showing excellent promise.

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