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Libpurple plugin for Skype API
This is a Skype Plugin for Pidgin/libpurple/Adium. It lets you view and chat with all your Skype buddies from within Pidgin/Adium. You still need Skype to be running to be able to use it, but it lets you keep a consistent user interface and use all the other nifty Pidgin/Adium plugins with it, like spell-checking or OTR encryption.