Saturday, 17 November 2007

Rosedale on Managing Virtual Distance via Second Life

There's a useful summary of Philip Rosedale's keynote to the Managing Virtual Distance conference available from Metaversed. Note that the keynote was delivered virtually, using Second Life voice. Most interesting for me though is his reaffirmation of Linden Lab's commitment to open sourcing the Second Life server code...
By allowing others to maintain their own servers, they [LL] ensure that the grid will continue to grow and have adequate support staff regardless of the size of Linden Lab itself. At that point their company would focus on the wider architecture involved in maintaining the Second Life Grid. Ultimately, though, it's seen as simply the only possible way to grow the grid. The title of the slide: "Only Open will Win"

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