Skype Protokoll

David Woolley forums at
Sat Apr 14 11:21:57 EDT 2012

markus wrote:
> I would like to add a skype account to Pidgin, but can't choose the
> Skype protocol in the settings.
> How can i fix this problem?

The Skype protocol is a trade secret and I believe that the Skype API 
licensing is incompatible with including Skype support in a GPL licensed 
program, like Pidgin.

However, if you looked at the pidgin web site you would have found that 
there is a third party plugin that, at least at some time, claimed to 
support Skype API:

Alternatively, you could ask Microsoft to publish the Skype protocol 
specification, but don't hold your breath.

Please consider using services based on more open protocols.

David Woolley
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