Skype Plugin

Eion Robb eion at
Thu Sep 13 23:48:17 EDT 2007

On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 15:25:17 +1200, Evan Schoenberg <evands at>  

> I welcome corrections from someone with more legal accumen, but as a
> first-pass thought: I don't think the Skype API can be used in a
> program licensed under the GPL

Skype API Terms of Use here:

Nothing says it can't be under whatever licence I choose.  It says I can't  
sublicence the API, however I'm not doing that, I'm interoperating with  
it.  The Skype software and libraries aren't being modified, but I won't  
be able to distribute the OSX Skype framework (have to doublecheck the  
licence for this file).  There's already lots of open-source Skype example  
code out (eg, plugin for Miranda).  To use the plugin, you will have to  
agree with the Skype EULA (which you have to agree to to use Skype  
anyway).  There's a few other hoops that I, as the plugin developer, have  
to jump through.

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