2005.07.07

As you may remember, I am not a big fan of Skype (Proprietary! Proprietary! Run Away! Run Away!) but when someone wants to interview you, and use Skype to do it. It’s time to launch Skype.

Or try to launch Skype. I haven’t used it in a few months, so it promptly told me I had to get a newer version, and then it quit itself. Luckily it made my browser go to skype.com to download a newer version. At this point I’m annoyed because I have to deal with downloading and installing a new(er) version. It gets worse, because during the install I have to agree to a new license as well. I mean, it might be new, or it might be the same as the last one. Who can tell? (Unless you saved and read each version. Even me, a member of the License Police has a limit…)

So remember kids, with each new version you (are forced to) install, check that license for what rights you may be giving up this time in using “free” software. Urgh…

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