This is a response to some of the comments to my previous post. I know many of you subscribe using RSS and don't read comments, so I wanted these thoughts to appear in a real post.
I did not conduct a security audit of Skype. I did not run Skype in a corporate setting. I am not conducting important business using Skype. I did not leave the program running beyond the duration of my test calls. I did not test Skype bandwidth usage, although I did successfully use it over 802.11g to a residential cable modem connection.
I used Skype to send a test call to my dad. Today I am using Skype to record a podcast that will be publicly available. I do not care if the content of my call is routed through other machines. The bottom line is I am not giving "a thumbs up" to Skype for its use in anything other than the capacity my post and this one describe.
I am not about to start signing my posts with a disclaimer saying "this is not an endorsement," etc. I imagine the vast majority of the people who read this blog are not making decisions solely based on a post like my previous one?