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?