The New York Times heeft een mooi stuk over Skype, de VoIP-dienst van de makers van KaZaA. Inmiddels is de software al een miljoen keer gedownload.
“For the most part, Mr. Zennstrom is taking the same position with Skype that he adopted with Kazaa. He says that the company is just providing software; that users can do with it what they want; and that there are too many potential legal issues internationally to worry about them all.
“We don’t know if Skype will be banned in Bhutan,” Mr. Zennstrom said. “The only thing that we know for sure is that we are providing something very competitive that is very good for the consumers using it. If a country were to ban it, that would be very bad for consumers there.”
For now, Mr. Zennstrom and Mr. Friis are charging ahead. “I am here to have fun and to have some challenges and try to achieve them and to make an impact,” Mr. Zennstrom said. “Of course, I want to make money, too.”
Does Mr. Zennstrom relish the idea of causing trouble for the telecom industry? He laughed, then said, “Yes, that’s fun.””
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