Reverse engineered Skype?

That’s what people are claiming. There actually have been instances where a Chinese company is writing a Skype client with no help from Skype. It’s pretty interesting since that means that they got all of this information by sniffing the Skype Cloud and hashing out things bit by bit.
What’s interesting is that since it is reverse engineered, you basically get the similar stance of what AMD did to Intel. Do they change the protocols, leave them be, chase after the startups with lawsuits, or what? You can’t do much with reverse engineered things if it indeed is legitimate. Perhaps just absorb them? Time will tell.
Via SkypeJournal