[opensource-dev] FAQ posted for Third Party Viewer Policy
sllists at boroon.dasgupta.ch
Sun Feb 28 03:51:42 PST 2010
Soft Linden schrieb:
> As someone else pointed out in this thread, you're able to host your
> content outside of Second Life if you want to ensure people are able
> to import it again.
So, if the content is licensed under any "copyleft" license (popular
ones are GPL and the share-alike variants of Creative Commons), anyone
distributing derivative works would be required to also host that
outside of Second Life? While requiring this from the original creator
of the Second Life content *might* seem reasonable (as they have either
chosen the license in question themselves or have decided to use
pre-existing content that requires them to license their work like
that), also requiring this from residents who build upon this is
unreasonable and IMHO severely against the original spirit of Second Life.
> You're not restricted to using Second Life for
> content distribution, and with an external site you can present your
> full license, not just half a byte's worth of permission data.
It's been common and accepted practice to include distribution rules
that go beyond what's expressible with SL's permission systems in
Notecards in the content or packaged together with it or, for modifiable
scripts, in script comments. If it has to be client-enforceable (and
thus machine-readable), it's not like SVC-701
<http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SVC-701> and related requests are
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