High Praise from Andy on P2P VoIP Panel

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High Praise from Andy on P2P VoIP Panel

Andy gave me some high praise on my "A Close Look at P2P VoIP" panel at Internet Telephony Expo.

Close Look at P2P VoIP Session
by Tom Keating is not self praise by him, as he did a super job at getting five different viewpoints into one room and really had them say what they felt."

Surprisingly, this was the first time I got to meet Andy in person at a tradeshow. We've spoken quite a few times on the phone though. I told Andy he needs to update his blog's photo - I couldn't tell it was him from his photo.

In any event, I just wanted to clarify one point that Andy made about Skype. Andy wrote:

"Niklas Zennstrom of Skype was a last minute bail out on the panel, having his colleague Janus Friis fill in via Speakerphone. While Zennstrom refuses to come to the USA for fear of being served with a law suit by the RIAA (something which
they can do to him in London via the Secretary of State and Her Majisty's Government) Friis added very little to the panel"

I myself wasn't sure exactly why Niklas pulled out last minute until I spoke with David Rodriguez. David told me that Skype's Kelley Larabee made a scheduling error (by 1 hour) and that Niklas was in a car on his way to catch a flight. Wow, Niklas was going to do a dial-in to the speaking panel and then catch a flight? That is one busy man! Maybe Niklas just didn't like the concept of using the PSTN to dial into the panel seesion! Actually, come to think of it, I wonder if Janus used SkypeOut to dial into the session or if he used a landline? Hmm, I should have asked. Oh well.

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