Apparently validating Live credentials is as easy as
https://login.live.com/RST.srf. I can change the server so that people would get entered into the Escargot database the first time they log in with a real Windows Live account, and that would get rid of the sign up form and make using Escargot even easier. The contacts, though, would still be unrelated to whatever contacts you have on Skype.
What are everyone’s thoughts?