Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Second Life is Open Source

Now things are going to get very interesting:

"San Francisco, CA – January 8, 2007 – Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life® is releasing the code of its Viewer application to the open source software development community. Developers can now access the source code to the Second Life end-user software in order to make modifications, enhancements and to add new features."

As the press release goes on to explain the code is available online for anyone to develop but it is not yet open slather:

"Linden Lab intends to incorporate certain code changes and enhancements into the official version of the Second Life Viewer, which will only be available from the Second Life website. All code developed outside Linden Lab’s in-house engineering team will be thoroughly reviewed to ensure quality standards, stability and security. Support will continue to be given for the official version of the Viewer only, with third party projects unsupported by Linden Lab."

The source code is available here:
Get to it people!

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