This week Network World ran a great interview
with Jonathan Rosenberg
about his new role at Skype. Jonathan is now the "Chief Technology Strategist" at Skype, but he's known in the industry as one of the co-authors of the original RFC 3261
that defines the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and also for his many years working at Cisco. He's been extremely
active within the IETF, writing a seriously large quantity of Internet-Drafts. I think, in fact, I first met JDR at an IETF meeting... and subsequently was on at least one panel with him (I think a VoiceCon or Interop in New York).
It's been interesting to watch Skype accumulate more and more people with strong SIP backgrounds, and hiring Jonathan was definitely an interesting - and good - move on Skype's part.
I don't know that the Network World interview broke any amazing new ground for those of us who have been watching Skype closely, but if you haven't been paying attention to Skype, Jonathan gives a great view into what the company has been doing lately and where it is going. It is definitely worth a read.
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