[opensource-dev] Requesting Linden Response: Please move TPVP Topics to a different mailing list

Dale Glass dale at daleglass.net
Wed Apr 14 06:40:45 PDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 07:52:02AM -0500, Jonathan Irvin wrote:
> To Whom It May Concern:
> I'm requesting Linden Lab's response to this inquiry due to the recent
> influx of new topic related...or should I say unrelated to the development
> of the SnowGlobe viewer.  Lately, when I open my email, I get 5-10 different
> topics and responses daily to the recent changes for the Third Party Viewer
> policy and I feel that this is not related to SnowGlobe or related
> development at all.
Believe me, I'd much prefer to talk about something else.

But this issue makes it difficult for me to continue development. I believe
it is appropiate to discuss things that impede development on the development
mailing list.

> To "clear the pipes", can we please move these discussions to a different
> forum or list so valid OpenSource development questions are not lost in the
> flames, complaints, and discussions related to this specific topic?
That is fine with me, so long LL's presence on that list is assured.

> I do not feel it is valid in this forum to talk about which Third-Party
> Viewers in the directory were already impersonated or which part of the
> third party viewer policy they do not like.
I disagree. I believe development issues belong in the development list,
and since this issue threatens my development efforts I bring it to the
best place I know for it.

(note: I may not have been posting lately, but I do have work in progress)

> Linden Labs, if you can please isolate this to another forum, I bet those
> who are truly interested in the opensource development of the Second Life
> viewer would be more in tuned to staying here rather than wake up to read
> yet another unproductive "I hate LL and the TPVP lets get together and share
> our misery post".
I disagree yet again. I feel it actually *has* been productive, if only 
because Joe decided the unresolved issues warranted a conference yesterday
and another next tuesday.

For me it's not about "sharing misery", it's about getting a reaction and
answers from LL. And for that purpose I bring up things that I consider

I thought the impersonation post was relevant because LL's response to
such things is important, and one of the things that will determine whether
SL development remains safe enough for me to get involved with, or not.

> Respectfully & Best Regards,
> Jonathan Irvin
> SL Resident of 5 Years.


Dale Glass
SL Resident of 4 Years
Viewer and bot developer

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