Skype – One step closer to the open source, or how Skype is giving us the source of SILK

This week Skype is opening the source of their audio codec called SILK. The interesting in that codec, a 3 years of researches and work, is that it can transmit voice data, without loss of quality, even in slow connection.

This week, we took another big step. We’ve published the source code for SILK in an Internet Draft that we submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). This means that anyone and everyone can now see, download, use and improve upon the software*. More importantly, this represents a key step in the development of an international standard for a wideband codec for use on the Internet.

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