[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Soft Linden soft at lindenlab.com
Wed Feb 24 11:23:06 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Soft Linden <soft at lindenlab.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Mike Dickson <mike.dickson at hp.com> wrote:
>> On 02/23/2010 02:16 PM, Gigs wrote:
>> > http://secondlife.com/corporate/tpv.php
>> >
>> > You all realize this is massively incompatible with the GPL, right?
>> >
>> Not at all.  They're not restricting access to the code. They're
>> restricting access to their service. And defining the terms under which
>> that service is provided.
> Mike's correct.
> If you see any wording that's ambiguous about that, let us know.

There were some follow-on concerns about who's responsible for
modified viewers that do non-compliant things, but misrepresent
themselves as the viewer in the viewer directory. Legal's going to
follow up with changes that make this more clear - they're still
hammering out some of the specifics. But it's not as onerous as some
of the interpretations so far; you're not going to get banned or lose
your directory listing over someone else's actions.

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