(Summer of Code) Support for Office Communicator 2007.

Carlos Nunez cnunez at stevens.edu
Thu Jul 9 22:04:46 EDT 2009

To whom it may concern:

Good evening (Eastern Standard)! My name is Carlos Nunez, and I'm a 
Computer Engineering student at the Stevens Institute of Technology in 
Hoboken, NJ.

In a new (intern) position I started recently, I was familiarized to and 
worked with Office Communicator and the Office Communications Service. 
As a very happy Pidgin user (AIM and Facebook), I naturally wondered if 
Pidgin could interface with OCS, as it uses SIP for messaging. To my 
dismay, I found that there is no native support for it, and the last 
attempt to get it working was not entirely successful.

What I would like to do is try at starting that up again. I'm not sure 
if my limited programming experience will hinder my ability to do this, 
but I'm very interested in at least learning the innerworkings of 
libpurple and more about how instant messaging works at the protocol 
level. I'm willing to do this even if it's not acceptable as a Summer of 
Code project for this year.

So what is everyone's thoughts on this? Where is the best place to start 
researching? I'm already becoming quickly familiarized with the Office 
Communicator API (which plays well in C++).

Thanks in advance for reading, and I look forward to hearing everyone's 

Kind Regards,

Carlos Nunez
Computer Engineering
/Stevens Institute of Technology
New York University
/e: cnunez at stevens.edu
p: (201) 328-2881
t: crassic

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