Bye bye MSN

I’ve been using MSN in parallel with some other protocols in Miranda IM1 and as MS had announced last year, they retired it in October this year. Well, bad luck. The old protocol was a defacto standard and open. The new one (“Skype”) is proprietary2 and no one knows how to talk to it without an installed Skype client or some third-party web services that may just as well be directly run by the NSA.

// Oliver

  1. previously also Trillian Pro and GAIM, now Pidgin []
  2. what a surprise, though, MS was always known to support open protocols *wink* *wink* []
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