Skype open sources the voice codec

writes heise. Let's see if other people adopt it. Of course this doesn't mean an open source skype will come, as skype still keeps secret the encryption and protocol used.

Edit: It turns out the license is not a proper open source license. It's a look, but don't touch kind of license. But if adopted on a broader scale, this codec might improve the quality of telephone conversations.

I still think it's crazy. We haven't had serious improvements in sound quality of telephones in the last at least 20 years. Just imagine your phone would run with 64 kbit/s vorbis. You could actually hear clearly what your friend is listening to on TV or radio.

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