This protocol plugin allows libpurple to communicate with skype. applications using libpurple (pidgin, finch, empathy/telepathy, etc.) can thus show your skype contacts alongside those from other protocols, and you can communicate with them using that application instead of the skype user interface.
this plugin communicates with the skype application in the background to perform its work, so it's necessary to have skype installed and running. this product uses the skype api but is not endorsed, certified or otherwise approved in any way by skype.
this package contains debug symbols for pidgin-skype.