[opensource-dev] Thank you for updating the Viewer Directory requirements

Latif Khalifa latifer at streamgrid.net
Wed Apr 28 20:43:20 PDT 2010


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 11:57 PM, Henri Beauchamp <sldev at free.fr> wrote:
> In fact, it probably comes from the fact that Linden Lab uses contradictory
> phrases in the TPV policy and in the TPV directory.
>
> Quoting the former:
>
> "Unlike the other sections of this Policy, participation in the Viewer
> Directory is currently not a requirement for connecting to Second Life."
>
> And quoting the latter:
>
> "Beware of third-party viewers that are not in the Viewer Directory – they
> have either declined to self-certify or been refused for noncompliance
> with our policies."
>
> So, registering to the directory is clearly not a requirement to be
> considered as TPV-policy compliant, but on the other hand LL suggests that
> the viewers which are not in the directory are "dangerous" ones...
> This is both unfair and very close to pure diffamation.

I agree that this is very unfortunate wording on part of Linden Lab. I
have got a lot of concerned emails and some comments on the site[1]
"will I be banned if I continue to use Radegast" due to that "beware"
sentence on the directory page. Some of the emails I got were almost
panicky. I hope the wording can be changed in order not to cause panic
and uncertainty among TPV users.

Latif

[1] - http://radegastclient.org/wp/2010/04/radegast-1-16-released/#comments


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