skype and gamespy arcade IM networks
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Mon Jun 25 03:13:52 EDT 2012
David Woolley wrote:
> Zeb Cameron wrote:
>> Why not just add skype and gamespy arcade IM networks?
I missed the reference to Skype. Skype fails on this point:
> If they use a proprietary protocol, you will need to provide a pointer
> to where technical details of the protocol can be found in the public
> domain (from a confidentiality point of view). You will then need to
The Skype protocol is a trade secret. The only way of accessing it is
through the Skype API, and that is incompatible with the GPL licence
used for the Pidgin code, at least from a political point of view (it
would require Pidgin developers to develop and supply non-GPLed code).
There is an independent Skype plugin. I don't know if an how that
resolves the licensing issues. It is often possible to create a helper
program that interfaces to a proprietary library and then provides a
public interface. However suppliers of proprietary libraries often
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