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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

2 responses to “Microsoft’s Skype Acquisition: My Immediate Concerns”

  1. Stan

    Microsoft has no interest in developing Linux versions of any of their software. They would rather use Skype as another hook to drag and pin down their consumers to the company’s flagship Windows OS/Office black hole. They may do some PR moves to pretend that they “care” some about other platforms, however this is not their business and part of larger strategic goal. Skype for Linux is now more dead than it was half-dead before acquisition.

  2. jules

    I have been a paying customer of skype for many years now. As a linux user, I guess I will have to cancel my subscription now. It really sucks. I hope we get a good video conferencing alternative soon (that doesn’t keep crashing that is). Empathy with jabber sucks big time, just like pidgin. Same with Ekiga.

    But I’ll be missing the landline phone service to north america the most.