Looking for freedom respecting alternatives to Skype

Now that Microsoft has bought Skype many people I know are wondering what will happen to Skype’s GNU/Linux client. Will Microsoft keep it or will they drop support for it? I don’t know, nobody can predict what Microsoft will do at the moment. From a conversation I started on identi.ca I learned a few things…

A free decentralized social networking platform

Eben Moglen’s call for a free and decentralized social networking platform seems to have been heard πŸ™‚ OneSocialWeb, Apache2 license, developed by Vodafone R&D Labs The purpose of onesocialweb is to enable free, open, and decentralized social applications on the web. Its protocol can be used to turn any XMPP server into a full fledged…