[opensource-dev] FAQ posted for Third Party Viewer Policy

Tigro Spottystripes tigrospottystripes at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 20:50:07 PST 2010

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Btw, talking about checkered histories, hypotheticly, if someone has had
their account suspended for a time because of unfounded accusations of
being underage, would that prevent the person from being authorized to
offer a client that connects to LL's grid?

On 27/2/2010 01:29, Soft Linden wrote:
> I know the question of how to resolve a ban when multiple people are
> behind the viewer is in legal's pile. I'm surprised it didn't make the
> FAQ, so I'll send a reminder about that ambiguity.
> There are checkered histories for some existing viewer developers,
> yes. It's not our policy to talk about specific governance issues --
> we might not even be allowed to do so. But in the general case, people
> didn't have healthy project teams to attach to in the past. Now that
> those exist, we hope that's the new place that curious people go.
> The era of second chances for serious violations is definitely over,
> though. There's no question on this. Part of the reason for having
> legal draft this policy is so that in the future, legal can be
> directly involved where we see repeated willful violations.
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:03 PM, Jesse Barnett <jessesa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for the hard work there Soft. It answers all of the questions I
>> have except for this section:
>> "What is the meaning of the Viewer Directory eligibility requirement that
>> "your Second Life accounts must be in good standing, must not be suspended,
>> and must never have been permanently banned or terminated"?
>> This requirement means that if on or after the policy's publication date, on
>> February 23, 2010, any of your Second Life accounts are not in good
>> standing, are suspended, or are permanently banned or terminated, then you
>> and your viewers are ineligible for the Viewer Directory."
>> So someone that has had an account banned is not eligible for the directory.
>> What about a team with one or more members who have had their accounts
>> banned?
>> In case of a team dev with a support@ email going to the team and meeting
>> the support requirements, then who's contact info has to be supplied?
>> And if a team is eligible then couldn't a single person or small team just
>> replace the front person to be eligible?
>> In other words; Being a dev requires a very inquisitive mind. This same
>> trait can get a person into trouble when they first enter our world. You do
>> have some people who have gone to tremendous lengths to help the Second Life
>> community at large who have been suspended at some point when they were
>> first here. If they are helping then why the limitation?
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