Dumb Pipes — Why Skype Treads Carefully With Open Source

SkypeSkype’s Linux version will soon become open source software – and maybe run on every smartphone, TV set-top box or other gadget powered by the free operating system.

It could also become part of multi-protocol messengers like Pidgin or eBuddy or Meebo.

Or at least that was the hope for some hours today after a French user got the following answer from Skype customer support.