The apocalypse for our Second Life? update: Second Life & Open Source

Linden Lab, the creator of 3D virtual software Second Life, released the source code for its viewer application earlier today January 8, 2007. This surprising move brought cheers and gasps from 20 thousand concurrent daily users and over 2.4 million total signups in the Second Life community.

“This is awesome news! Wow, this opens up so many amazing possibilities! Good job LL!” said Ehdward Spengler in a posting on the Second Life blog.

“After reading the announcement and the replies I feel a little apprehensive. I’m fairly new to SL and know nothing about coding but seeing that it’s obvious Lindens are reading these replies and NOT offering any reassurances isn’t very reassuring. I want/need someone who knows to tell me my personal information and credit card info is, and will continue to be, secure.” said Stoni Innis, Second Life user in a posting on the Second Life blog.

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