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[liberationtech] Call for Open Letter on Skype

The Doctor drwho at virtadpt.net
Wed Dec 26 11:53:56 PST 2012


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On 12/22/2012 02:02 PM, Uncle Zzzen wrote:

> Best case scenario they still won't be open source, so what do we
> expect from them really, good intentions?

There is no reason to expect that anything good for anyone other than
them will come from such a letter.  Not with this on deck:

http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=20110153809&OS=20110153809&RS=20110153809

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/29/microsoft_skype/

https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218002/Microsoft_seeks_patent_for_spy_tech_for_Skype

It would make no sense at all for them to do the work to file a patent
on CALEA intercept of Skype traffic and then not do anything with it.

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