Re: [Ekiga-list] Ekiga website

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com> wrote:
>> I just wanted to comment on the fact that unlike Skype,  Ekiga uses real
>> VoIP protocols. Skype, on the other hand, uses a proprietary protocol
>> that forces everyone to use Skype. If you use Ekiga, then your friends
>> doesn't necessarily need to use Ekiga. They can use any real VoIP
>> client capable of SIP or H.323, be it a softphone or a physical phone, like
>> ones from Cisco.
>> I really don't understand why anyone would want to submit to Skype, seeing
>> how they're more expensive than their competitors in many countries, and
>> cannot even provide connections to the "real" telephony networks in many
>> countries. Not to mention the fact that they use force to keep their
>> customers from choosing other service providers.
>> In my experience, once people are made aware of these issues, they're not
>> so hesitant about switching to real internet telephony services which are free
>> and also gives you the freedom of choice.
> The problem is that people just don't care. Skype is easy to set up,
> works well, and is reasonable affordable. Add to that a large userbase
> and that is all the reason people need. You may be part of a thinking
> elite, but do not assume that people use Skype because of reason. They
> use it because it is easy to use and their friends already use it.
> That said, please do not hijack this thread into an anti-Skype thread.
> I would like to help resolve the issues mentioned so that we can help
> people move to Ekiga from Skype. You are preaching to the choir here,
> and cluttering the thread.

As far as I understand, Damien Sandras, who has access to the website, etc
has limited Internet connectivity at this time. Is there someone else
who has access
and can help make these usability fixes happen?


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