[opensource-dev] Third party viewer policy

Carlo Wood carlo at alinoe.com
Thu Feb 25 05:29:20 PST 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:33:58AM +0100, Marine Kelley wrote:
> This is a non-issue anyway, most people will not agree to expose their  
> RL identity on LL's website just to list a piece of work of theirs,  
> unless said piece of work is required to be listed in order to be  
> accepted on their grid. And I have not read anything anywhere that was  
> even remotely implying such a thing. If this was required, expect most  
> viewers to be stopped dead in their tracks.

Very true. This list is going to stay empty, nobody is going to
add their real name, and if it was required in order to get a
viewer to connect at all they will just stop developing it; or
spoof the indentification of the viewer.

It's too ridiculous for words.

And what exactly is the use of all this, except to make the life
of honest users harder? Rogue viewers/developers will just spoof
the indentification anyway; they are not interested in being
listed or following the TPV policy.

Seems to me that Linden Lab is planning for a follow up with
more enforcement, as soon as most popular viewers are actually
on that list for a while. I therefore think it's better for
all of us if that list stays entirely empty :/ [to clarify:
that is better for progress and development than when in the
end you need some digital signature binary-only plugin in
order to connect].

Carlo Wood <carlo at alinoe.com>

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