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From what I understand, the big unsolved problem open VOIP options have isn't the voice bit, it's negotiating a connection through NAT/firewalls/dodgy routers etc. I doubt this helps with those problems.

I don't believe most people are thinking there's something exciting about Skype's technology. They just want to be able to make things compatible with Skype.

What makes VoIP different from any other protocols, like HTTP?

I won't pretend to have any actual expertise on the subject, but here is some relevant discussion by someone that does:


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