Requesting For Opensource S/W

David Woolley forums at
Fri Aug 9 03:44:24 EDT 2013

On 09/08/13 08:33, Gobinath wrote:

> officemate(skype,linq) in open-source it would be helpful to us.
It is difficult or impossible for open source software to legally 
interface with Skype, which is why, in the current legal environment, 
there will never be any official Skype support in Pidgin.  I have never 
heard of linq (did you mean Lync?).

If open source is important to you, rather than just a way of saving 
money,  you should use open protocols, like XMPP.  If saving money is 
more important, you should probably use Skype's native client, as its 
long term compatibility with changes in the Skype protocol (other than 
commercial discontinuation) is guaranteed.

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