Back in November there was an official announcement from Skype concerning an open-source Linux client
. Details since then have been scarce on what exactly Skype plans to provide as open-source software, with some speculating just the user-interface/front-end side will be opened up. Skype though has continued in recent months of providing new Linux betas
of their closed-source Linux client that still has yet to reach a feature parity with the Skype Windows client. No open-source Skype news updates have come since their original blog-style announcement.
However, we have been tipped off that in April there should be at least an update from Skype on the matter concerning their Linux support and this scant open-source project. Details are still being gathered and we will have updates accordingly.