Links for Monday, January 8, 2007

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  • CNN: Second Life to go Open Source – “The client, or viewer, software now being open sourced is what enables users to control their avatars, or digital in-world personas, as well as communicate with other users, and buy and sell virtual goods and services.
  • Second Life Wiki: Open Source Portal – “Try your hand at fixing a bug, or extending the software through one of the APIs. There’s a ton of ways you can help, and we welcome you regardless of your skill level.
  • Second Life: Open Source: Overview – “Linden Lab is making the source code for the Second Life Viewer available to everyone. Talented developers from around the world will be able to collaborate with Linden Lab to refine and enhance the experience for all residents of Second Life.
  • Rob Linden: Open Source Busybody Reporting for Duty – “I’m a relatively new Linden, hired especially to work with the community on open source issues. I’ll be the primary liaison for issues relating to open source. My goals are going to be to put in place the mechanisms for effective collaboration between Linden Lab and the rest of the world on improving the Second Life viewer.