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SIP providers on alternativeTo?

Comment by landroni
about Fring · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Would SIP providers be a valid entry on alternativeTo? For example, I'd like to add sipgate [1]. They're clearly not desktop applications, nor conventional online services. But they are online services nonetheless (usually UDP, sometimes TCP and HTTPS), albeit in the form of servers.

Sofar I couldn't find on the internet decent rankings of SIP providers and I thought that alternativeTo could be an appropriate place for something similar. (Some are already advertised, indirectly, via their desktop applications: Skype, fring, Nimbuzz, etc.) My other concern is that in most cases the entries for SIP providers would be ad-like, sometimes with actual rates. That still shouldn't be that different from any other commercial app in your database, but I'm not yet convinced.

What do you think?