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

Gareth Nelson gareth at garethnelson.com
Sun Feb 28 02:36:41 PST 2010

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 2:09 AM, Soft Linden <soft at lindenlab.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:10 AM, Gareth Nelson <gareth at garethnelson.com> wrote:
>> A few queries I have:
>> Sometimes I code random small scripts to do quick inworld tasks - do I
>> have to have 100% compliance for these scripts?
>> I have a bot which comes in 2 parts - SL interface and AI engine, the
>> SL interface being a simple protocol handler - how does the policy
>> affect my AI engine if at all? If only the SL interface need be
>> compliant, isn't this a major loophole in that the AI engine could use
>> it to perform various malicious deeds?
> If the scripted bit was causing the viewer to do something in
> violation of SL terms, I'm pretty sure it (and the author) would be
> handled as with any other non ToS-compliant content. If the viewer has
> legitimate use, it shouldn't be affected.
>> If I code a viewer which is designed for use with other grids, does
>> not comply with the policy and is not intended for use on SL, but one
>> of my users connects to SL with it anyway , how does that reflect on
>> me?
> The viewer wouldn't be eligible for inclusion in the Viewer Directory,
> and only the people connecting with that viewer would be in violation.
Does this imply that using a viewer not in the directory is a
liability for users?

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