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

Marine Kelley marinekelley at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 02:57:22 PST 2010


Some people have no problem with showing their private fetishes to the
world, other people like me do. I have a family, a job, and friends. I have
plenty things to hide, my private life is nobody's business, and anybody who
attempts to pry it open will only meet hostility.


On 28 February 2010 11:49, Gareth Nelson <gareth at garethnelson.com> wrote:

> For myself, I'd happily give my real name and an email address - but
> not a postal address for public access. Anyone who would consider
> doing that is lucky to never have had a stalker (trust me, it's not
> pleasant).
>
> If the reason for requiring this information is "in case we need to
> sue you" then it's in no developer's interests to give it. An email
> address is fine for contact info, and a real name is unneeded, but
> shouldn't be a massive concern - personally I only use a secret alias
> online if i'm trying to hide.
>
> People have mentioned "kinky stuff" in SL as being a reason to hide -
> well, i'm perfectly happy to show everyone videos and screenshots of
> myself in a sex club just to prove i'm serious about "nothing to
> hide". Hopefully that means you can also trust me not to put nasty
> trojans in my code. Of course whether you'll ever use my code is
> dependent on contacting me directly these days - no way am I signing
> the contributor agreement to get patches into the main viewer.
>
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Lance Corrimal
> <Lance.Corrimal at eregion.de> wrote:
> > Am Sonntag 28 Februar 2010 schrieb Henri Beauchamp:
> >
> >> > I know the identity requirement will remain, and I expect there
> >> > will be a form that's more explicit about what information is
> >> > required, if there isn't already.
> >>
> >> For now, email and full snail mail address are required in addition
> >>  to the real name.
> >>
> >> > If you know of any law that makes it illegal to require email as
> >> > a condition of being listed in an optional directory, it would be
> >> > helpful to tell me where to find it so I can pass it on to legal.
> >>
> >> Real name and (ISP hosted) email address are both OK and adequate
> >> (they provide both a mean of communication and a mean of
> >>  identification, the latter in the case a legal action would be
> >>  taken by Linden Lab), the only thing which is not OK as the form
> >>  is right now (beside the mention that private info may be
> >>  published) is the snail mail address requirement (unneeded at all,
> >>  thus it shall not be a required info).
> >
> >
> > Right now I'm working on porting henri's cool patches to snowglobe.
> > As it stands now, I'm not going to put it into the viewer directory,
> > unless the requirements for any other data than my SL name and a
> > valid, working email address are taken down. Real name is only
> > acceptable if not publicly shown anywhere.
> >
> > bye,
> > LC
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