Microsoft and Skype

A company whos product I use day in and day out as part of my job is
being acquired by a larger company who I don't really care for but am no doubt
indebted to. I have mixed feelings about this.

Since September 2010 I've been working at CramerDev, and a key to
our communication has been Skype. Per-project group chats as well as
video chat when needed, it's been a great tool.

We're mostly a Mac shop (another key to our success IMO). Needless to
say Skype 5 was seen as a horrible, horrible sin delivered upon us, as others eloquently put. I immediately reverted to Skype 2.8 (and you should too)

I'm not really worried about this. Skype 5 is
pretty bad, and Skype 2.x is still supported. If Microsoft screws this
up, which it may, I'm sure another competitor will shine and we'll
migrate. I've been hearing a lot of great things about Campfire

Lastly, this GigaOM article sums up my prediction for both
companies in this regard:

It won’t surprise me if Microsoft comes in for major heat on this
decision to buy Skype — and the software company could always
botch this purchase, as it often does when it buys a company. The
Skype team is also full of hired guns who are likely to move on to the
next opportunity rather than dealing with the famed Microsoft



My name is Clint Shryock. I develop things in Go and Ruby. I live in central Missouri, where the weather is beautiful 4 months of the year.
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