Another Update: Version 4 is now obsolete. But you can try Skype for Web: install User-Agent Switcher extension into your Firefox, set it up to pretend to be Chrome on Linux for domain web.skype.com and open this address. At least audio calls and chat will work.
Update: Ports have evolved since original publication and now there are almost no hidden catches with Skype and the article is really short.
I doubt Microsoft will ever publish "Skype for FreeBSD" :) But "Skype for Linux" still works and since FreeBSD 10.3 we can use it too.
First install Linux binary compatibilty as described here.
Install Skype 4
# cd /usr/ports/net-im/skype4 # make install clean
- Select VIDEO if you want, although I haven't tested it yet
Skype 4 requires two things: linproc filesystem to even start (described in the article linked above) and a PulseAudio config if you want to hear anything.
Create pulse config in your home ~/.config/pulse/daemon.conf with this:
Note: Readers suggest that a symlink of /dev/video0 in /compat/linux/dev is needed to use webcam.