Pidgin and Skype protocol

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Sun Mar 8 15:50:35 EDT 2009


2009/3/8 Michael Pobega <pobega at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 10:29:27AM -0400, John Bailey wrote:
> > Michael Pobega wrote:
> > > Just so you know there _is_ a Skype plugin for Pidgin available; it
> uses
> > > Skype's API to interface, and puts the contacts in a buddy list called
> > > 'Skype'.
> >
> > We're all aware of this plugin, and we maintain that it is impossible to
> legally
> > distribute either in source or in binary form.  We explicitly tell people
> not to
> > use the plugin.
> >
> > John
> >
>
> Hm? Since when is this?
>

Since forever.  The license of the Skype API is incompatible with the GPL.

-D
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