[opensource-dev] Can we be more productive, please?

Jonathan Irvin djfoxyslpr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 07:05:52 PDT 2010

Jonathan Irvin
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On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 07:41, JB Hancroft <jbhancroft at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here are my thoughts:
> 1) If you're not an attorney, please do the rest of us a favor by not
> acting like one.
>     The TPVP is a legal document, and while we all have opinions, opinions
>     that are based on something other than legal understanding and
> experience
>     are more likely to contribute to the body of urban legend, than clarify
> and inform.
>     The law is the law, and whether we like it or not, my understanding is
> that
>     applying rationale to it's interpretation is a fool's errand.

Well said.

> 2) If you've got a 3rd-party viewer, and the TPVP is an issue for you, then
> this isn't
>      the forum in which to resolve it.  Take it to Linden Lab via the legal
>      system, with your legal counsel involved.

I agree.  Opensource-dev is about opensource development, not pissing
contests on whose opinion is more valid.

> 3) Second Life is a business; it's not "our" social cause. If you don't
> like the way
>     things are, you certainly have a right to bitch and complain and lobby
> for change.
>     But at some point, you're just going to annoy people. Linden Lab
> employees
>     have already noted the "noise-to-signal ratio" they've observed in the
> process of
>     extracting what they consider to be valid input and feedback.

 People don't seem to understand that SecondLife is not their business...it
is Linden Lab's.  While we can provide feedback, it is still LL's decision
on whether or not to act on that feedback.  People just like to get angry
about things and I feel bad for LL having to deal with it's extremely
passionate userbase.

> 4) If you want to argue as a hobby, please... enjoy.  I'm asking that you
> please do it
>     somewhere else.  If you truly believe the situation with the TPVP is
> all evil and
>     bad and not workable,  then please "leave".  If you don't like the
> game, don't play.

We need a forum, not LL Related to just vent so flaming can get lost in a
forum not in a mailing list.

> Yes, there are many ways in which what I've written here can be argued and
> dissected
> and found lacking.  Please... don't bother; spend your time in a more
> productive way.
> - JB
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