I had a very enlightening chat with new Skype GM-USA Henry Gomez. This guy is sharp. Don' sell him short folks. He's got really good instincts, is well spoken and wants to grow the business if given the tool and the time.
He also energetic about the task at hand and having basically a start-up to work with versus a goliath in eBay.
The issues we talked about were more for background than for current discussion, but he handled them with aplomb and deftness. More than any other Skype person I ever spoke to to date. He did make one reference to the "telco line model" which seems to indicate his regulatory oriented mind isn't far removed from that burning issue, but also he wants to see where the community takes Skype. That's a very eBay like approach, for a non-eBay like community, but it may work out, then again it may not, but I think Gomez is smart enough to sense when to make a change in direction.
I'm hoping his efforts over the next few months really pans out.
Bon Voyage, Henry.