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Skype: read about it everywhere else, now read about it here

Not really worthy of a blog post, but still.... So supposedly ( I haven't looked through the source code myself (yet)) the Skype source code has been hacked and posted http://skype-open-source.blogspot.ch/ What does this mean? How does one profit by looking at lines of code in a product that the big M paid 8.5 Billion for. No, if your memory is as short as mine, it can't be 8.5 Billion can it? Is that in Lira? It just seems a bit high doesn't it, for a voip chat service? I know I know I hear you all now, they're buying the customers, the channel so to speak. And possibly, some infrastructure. The technology isn't anything that fancy in my humble opinion. But you know, I personally don't like to pay more than 6 Billion for a channel heh heh. So anyway, now that the thing you paid for is out in the open, how does one find fun bits of useful stuff in the source code? I don't actually plan on looking at it, because I'm afraid of big brother watching my every move but if I were to look in the code, what do you think the first thing to look for would be? Well, if you think like me, the first thing would be the codecs (and supporting functions around them) to see if they infringed on anybody else's work! Come on it's Microsoft, they're the ultimate litigation target at all times. The second thing to look at would be the networking architecture, to support the various ports and flows we see in wireshark (which is a form of reverse engineering anyway) and see how it used exactly, maybe see how they do the line plumbing to find the best back-off points and throttling logic.
OK well, other than that, that's all I got for now. Cheers. #twitter #in