[opensource-dev] Blocking viewers.

Aleric Inglewood aleric.inglewood at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 14:42:45 PDT 2010


I'm not happy to say it, but I can't help myself...

I told you so

When LL announced the TPV list, it was already clear to me
that they want to control what viewer can connect and that
this was the beginning of whitelist. Soon every viewer that
is not derived from their holy "2.0" will be blocked.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Tom Grimshaw <tom at streamsense.net> wrote:
>  Dear Linden Lab,
>
> It's absolutely none of your business what software I choose to run on
> my PC.
>
> Blocking emerald is a step of pure arrogance - and ignorance - on Linden
> Lab's behalf - it's not having an adverse effect on your servers, in
> fact THE ONLY WAY you can tell i'm runing Emerald is by the channel and
> version provided in login, and this has been proven by the number of
> clones that have popped up with their channel renamed (and the ID
> texture changed of course). You cannot censor Open Source software, and
> the fact that you're trying to makes you a despicable organisation.
>
> Stop policing my computer. I will decide what viewer I use, thank you.
>
> ~T
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