August

17

by Kaj Kandler

I’m a heavy user of Skype the VOIP telephony service, and it has trouble for the last 24 hours to allow users to sign on.

This made me realize how much I depend on Skype. I chat most days with my agent about work progress on Plan-B for OpenOffice.org and next tasks. I do most of my phone calls that are not local with SkypeOut and I chat almost every weekend with friends and family on Skype.

And I notices how little information the Skype Heartbeat blog is letting on. All they are saying is that they have problems with logon and that they are recovering now. I wished Skype was an open source project. In that case we’d know what the issues really were and how it worked and could help to bring back a vital service to our lives. this really disappoints me, that the company is so secretive about what is wrong and how one could help. Is it a system overload, a software error that can be remedied with an update? What is going on? What is EBay, the corporate mother of Skype doing?

One Response to “Skype is out”

  1. Kaj Kandler Says:

    Skype is back. Thank God and the technicians that worked hard to get it going again.

    Just had a pleasant conversation with Austria. Went flawless, steady connection, excellent call quality.

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