I'm just back from the Libr'East in Paris. I spent most of my time with Dodji, strider, hub, lrz, ange, ... from GnomeFR. Such meetings are always nice because you see people in reality.
I also met Fabien Penso from LinuxFr. I discussed a long time with him and it was nice to see him again. I hadn't seen Fabien in reality since at least 2 years. Nice to see he has interesting projects in mind for the future.
I read about that, and I don't really know what to think about it except that people will still need more professional VoIP and videoconferencing tools. That's what we are trying to provide. Also playing the game of big companies and reverse-engineering proprietary protocols is perhaps not the best thing to do in the communication world.