Apparently, a Monday meeting between SJSU officials and Skype-owner eBay's governmental relations team did the trick.
Although Phil was not in on that meeting, he recommends that any such future confidence-building sessions between eBay, Skype, and security-conscious university network types should include Skype's potentially valuable role as a long-distance education and research facilitator, its very light support costs and configurability of Skype through a proxy service to allow for firewall-enabled monitoring.
Phil's most security-conscious point is his last.
He believes eBay and Skype should tell campus IT admins about:
Intel's pilot of an IT-friendly release of Skype. It lets the IT department create a locked-down version of the Skype client. So they could turn off the ability to use Skype's file transfer feature, for example. Or configure all Skype clients to use a campus proxy server. A promise of things to come, and a gesture that Skype is listening to enterprise network managers.