Friday, 7 September 2007

Another small step on the path to openness?

Reuters gives us a glimpse of what DeepGrid, an open source alternative to the currently closed SL server code, looks like.

This feels like potentially big news... not necessarily because OpenSim, the software used to build the alternative grid of servers that can be visited using the standard SL client, is a long term proposition. It may or may not be. But because it represents the removal of another brick in the wall that keeps Linden Lab's Second Life closed and proprietary.

It'll be interesting to see how this story develops.

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