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

Tigro Spottystripes tigrospottystripes at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 13:34:16 PDT 2010

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About that "interesting scenario", the TPVp doesn't seem to care about
how many steps and hands separate the original code you did and what was
used to generate the binary Joe Developer uses to log in SL.

On 15/4/2010 17:19, VR Hacks wrote:
> Tigro Spottystripes
>> Why developers for other grids would need to do any changes on their
>> code? And why can't a SL resident develop clients for other grids while
>> keeping their SL accounts safe without being forced to jump thru hoops?
> For argument's sake, let's say I, as an SL user, choose to extend the linden 
> lab viewer code base to access, say, reaction grid. Let's also say that I do 
> wish to agree to the TPV policy for my code. In other words, say, I want to 
> include functionality that is allowable on that grid but not allowable on 
> the SL grid. It is then my "responsibility" to create my viewer such that 
> the option for connecting to the SL grid is not available without some sort 
> of code change. At which point I can deploy my code.
> Of course, I still plan to access the second life grid. In order to do so, I 
> cannot use my viewer. Rather, I must use a viewer that was developed by 
> someone who agreed to the TPV policy (as put forth in the new ToS). In other 
> words, as long as I am using a viewer that adheres to the TPV policy, all is 
> well. And I can cavort in SL to my heart's content.
> This, of course, raises an interesting scenario. If I have coded a client 
> that, say, ignores the lab's import/export requirements, and I have chosen 
> to exclude SL grid access, yet, Joe Developer comes along and chooses to use 
> my code base, and add in SL grid access, then the onus is upon Joe Developer 
> to change the import/export feature to meet the TPV policy guidelines if he 
> wants his viewer to connect to the grid. Or, he can take his chances. 
> Nonetheless, since Joe Developer is the one who changed the code to connect 
> to the grid, the policy applies to him., not to you. And therefore it is his 
> responsibility to ensure his code adheres to the TPV policy.
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