Second Life [Was: [Linux-aus] In the news today]

Michael Davies michael at
Tue Jan 30 19:22:11 UTC 2007

On 30/01/07, Jeff Waugh <jdub at> wrote:
> So, right now, Second Life is the Compuserve or AOL of virtual worlds. Is
> that something we as a community want to promote right now? Sure it's all
> funky and bleeding edge and epistemologically fascinating and so on - I'm
> weighing the difference between agitating for openness from the inside or
> choosing to avoid a closed ecosystem.

So, I'd like to offer my support to Jeff's email and position.

I really welcome the open-sourcing of their client (as I'd like to
have a look to see what all the noise is about), but I think it's
watering down our message if Linux Australia comes out and supports
(what is currently) proprietary software.
Michael Davies           "Do what you think is interesting, do somthing that
michael at    you think is fun and worthwhile, because otherwise  you won't do it well anyway." -- Brian Kernighan

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