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

Gareth Nelson gareth at garethnelson.com
Sun Feb 28 17:24:08 PST 2010


The policy still refers to "distribution" in general, not just those
viewers in the directory.

So, everyone on this list is about to violate it, sorry. This might
seem incredibly silly but shows how much you can break this policy
without having the viewer do anything other than merely connect.

# Remember, if you read this in a mailing list post, whomever owns the
listserver has distributed it
# You also just distributed it possibly by downloading the email

from common.libsl import *

client = SecondLife()
print 'You probably shouldn\'t actually login, but if you do the
author disclaims any and all liability'
print 'Here\'s some content that is unsuitable for a PG audience: fuck
shit cock cunt wanker'
print 'Remember, before you login, you have not broken the TPV policy
and the above profanity is just fine'
print 'By the way, this runtime environment has not got a clue on your
MAC address'
print 'Here\'s some encouragement to infringe upon "intellectual
property": go and infringe on intellectual property, go on, do it'
print 'Simplest method - view a texture, take a screenshot, download,
and reupload - that is "instruction"'
print 'I absolutely do NOT represent that this in full compliance with
the terms of the GPL, it is in fact under a simpler license as shown
below'
print 'I fully encourage women to walk around in public with uncovered
hair, in violation of muslim law, and I also encourage eating pork and
dancing on sundays - this is in v
iolation of section 7ci of the TPV policy'
print 'In the US, I believe distributing this is still a DMCA
violation, so by having this code you\'re exposed to legal liability:
09 f9 11 02 9d 74 e3 5b d8 41 56 c5 63 56 8
8 c0'
print """

                GENERAL MOCKERY LICENSE V0.1
You are hereby permitted to use and distribute this software in order
to mock people. Such permission includes redistribution
and modification in source or binary form with exception of any
modifications requested by linden lab under section 8d of their third
party viewer policy. Should such modifications be requested, you are
compelled to implement a feature that would violate Second Life Terms
Of Service should it be used or lose your license to redistribute this
software.

The author disclaims any and all liability for any uses or
distribution of this software in whatever fashion.

Any modified versions of this software must carry a notice stating
that it has been modified.
"""
first = raw_input('First Name:').strip('\n')
last  = raw_input('Last Name:').strip('\n')
pwd   = raw_input('Password:').strip('\n')

print 'Your IP address, the fact you ran this viewer and your login
details are about to be sent to linden lab - and typing in your login
details wasn\'t in itself giving cons
ent, was it?'

print 'Being serious - if you really do want to violate the policy,
hit enter now, otherwise close this program'

raw_input('Hit enter to break the policy...')
client.Network.Login(first,last,pwd,'Violated Life','TPV policy
infringing edition')



On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 12:44 AM, Morgaine
<morgaine.dinova at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 12:27 AM, Joe Linden <joe at lindenlab.com> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, Mike, we created the Third Party Viewer Directory to promote a range
>> of viewers that allow Residents to experience Second Life and everything in
>> it in a wide variety of ways.
>
> Joe, thanks for clarifying that what you are doing with the Directory is
> "promotion" of Third Party Viewers.  Since it's just promotion, TPV
> developers are free to ignore it when they excel on features and don't need
> promotion, and of course you will never make promotion mandatory.
>
> It's great that you clarified this, because people were mistakenly thinking
> that instead of promotion, what you were trying to do is to regulate 3rd
> party viewers and prevent them from gaining features that push the envelope
> and make your own viewers look poor in comparison.
>
> It's always useful when such misapprehensions are laid to rest.
>
> Have a good day, and many thanks! :-)
>
>
> Morgaine.
>
>
>
>
> ================================
>
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 12:27 AM, Joe Linden <joe at lindenlab.com> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, Mike, we created the Third Party Viewer Directory to promote a range
>> of viewers that allow Residents to experience Second Life and everything in
>> it in a wide variety of ways.  Since we'll be pointing to it often, it's a
>> great way for the largest possible audience of Residents to learn about
>> viewer alternatives that have been submitted by developers willing to
>> certify that the viewer complies with the policy for all 3rd party viewers
>> that connect to SL.
>>
>> And we haven't release Viewer 2.0 yet.  It's in open beta now to take
>> constructive feedback from (new and longtime) Residents.  If it also
>> stimulates great alternative viewers that comply with the policy, then we've
>> accomplished several of our goals.
>>
>> -- joe
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Mike Monkowski
>> <monkowsk at fishkill.ibm.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> So you've created this Third Party Viewer Directory in order to
>>> *promote* third part viewers?  *That's* your "why"?  Well, you needn't
>>> have bothered.  You did much more to promote third party viewers by
>>> releasing Viewer 2.0.
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> Soft Linden wrote:
>>> > I feel I should add too - this isn't all stick, as my below
>>> > speculation about legal's intent might have suggested. Remember that
>>> > we're creating the Viewer Directory to promote other viewer projects,
>>> > so complying with the TPV terms offers up a pretty good carrot.
>>> > However, I think legal also knows we'd be making trouble for ourselves
>>> > if we gave even the whiff of an endorsement to a tool that hurt our
>>> > resis or the Lab. So, legal needed to offer some objective rules
>>> > before we could promote any projects.
>>> >
>>> > I hope this is helping. I worried that one of the most frustrating
>>> > parts of the TPV might be that it was landing with a big "what"
>>> > without enough "why" behind it. Most people react pretty badly to
>>> > anything that looks like control for control's own sake.
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