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The Open Life of Second Life

Apr 30, 2008, 18:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Wen)

"On January 2007, the source code of the client viewer for the online virtual world community Second Life was released as Open Source. It was seen in some circles in the Second Life community as questionable, raising concerns about security and speculation as to why Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life, would do such a thing. The popularity of, and media hype for, their virtual real world was huge at the time. So why did the company feel the need to do it?

"Joe Miller spoke with us about this and other related matters, which include what Linden has learned over the course of its first year working with the Open Source community..."

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