[opensource-dev] Blocking viewers.

Patnad Babii djshag at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 8 16:57:50 PDT 2010

I am personnally VERY PROUD of what LL did with this issue, i would have 
expected a faster response but we can't blame them too much since it 
happened over a weekend.

What the folks at Emerald did was plain wrong, they have no rights to use 
your computer to run their attacks.

For all we know, they may have been doing that in the past at a smaller 
scale we'll never know.

I strongly believe that LL should even review some part of the code in the 
viewers they propose as 3rd party viewer and they should have a team 
dedicated to monitor all of them in case this ever happen again.

For my part, ill stay away from those viewer with the flavor of emerald, I 
cannot even trust the new people they got. There might be still people with 
bad intention behind it but that is my own opinion.

I even believe that the people who were behind those attacks should be 
procecuted as it is prescribed by the law in the United States. Peoples 
should be making a class action against Modular systems, all user of Emerald 
could join it since they all were victims and they were forced to 
participate in a collective attack against one or many websites / service on 
the internet.

-----Message d'origine----- 
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Subject: Re: [opensource-dev] Blocking viewers.

On Wed, 08 Sep 2010 23:21:26 +0100
Tom Grimshaw <tom at streamsense.net> wrote:

> The lab DO NOT have any right to determine what software they will
> allow to connect to their SERVICE.

are you joking? is THEIR service, on THEIR servers, done with THEIR

> Linden Lab have blocked Emerald due to a POLITICAL DISAGREEMENT with
> their dev team.  They haven't blocked it because of any fault with
> the software itself,  they're not protecting anyone - they're taking
> pre-emptive action against a project because of some percieved danger
> that might evolve.

not only with team, but with code of emerald viewer too, way to copybot
others creations, private data "statistically collected" and some
licenses violations...
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