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[News] Message of Openness/Freedom Spreads to New York, Virtual Worlds, NYU Professor

  • Subject: [News] Message of Openness/Freedom Spreads to New York, Virtual Worlds, NYU Professor
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:48:14 +0100
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State of New York's LaborForge Helps Agencies Collaborate

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| As local and state operational budgets dwindle, many 
| government agencies are turning to open source 
| software to help manage workflow both internally and 
| with other departments. As part of a Collaboration 
| Initiative, The New York State Department of Labor 
| launched LaborForge, a public repository designed 
| specifically for sharing labor-related source code 
| and design documents.


Second Wind for Second Life?

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| As a result, recognising that a new approach was 
| needed, Second Life's founder Philip Linden stepped 
| aside from the day-to-day running of the company, and 
| brought in Mark Kingdon. When I interviewed him 
| earlier this year, he was naturally upbeat about the 
| future of Second Life, so I was glad to have the 
| opportunity to talk to him this morning about how 
| things are going, and to see whether Second Life 
| really has found its second wind.


Clay Shirky: Let a thousand flowers bloom to replace newspapers; donât build a paywall around a public good

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| NYU professor and Internet thinker Clay Shirky gave a 
| talk Tuesday at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, 
| Politics and Public Policy, our friends just on the 
| other side of Harvard Square. His subject was the 
| future of accountability journalism in a world of 
| declining newspapers. Even for those of us familiar 
| with his ideas, he brought in a few new wrinkles, 
| which have already been the subject of commentary 
| around the web.



Second Life Gets New Open Source Viewer

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| Second Life creators Linden Lab have launched a new Second Life-compatible
| viewer, which the company developed with the open source community. The
| company's goal was to create a "widely-used, openly developed version of the
| Second Life client."
| Snowglobe will contain new Second Life features before they become available
| in the official release. That said, not all features will make it there.


Get Imprudent: New User-Friendly Open Source Version of SL Viewer Now Available

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| More than two months after Jacek Antonelli and team launched an initiative to
| create a more user-friendly, open source version of the Second Life viewer,
| cheekily dubbed Imprudence, the first release candidate is available for
| download.  The UI improvements are not yet available, but, he says,
|     [T]his version does contain a wide variety of small improvements created
|     by SL Residents â JIRA patches that LL hasnât (yet) accepted.


Second Life recognizes open source community with 2008 awards

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| Finally, the award for Contributor of the Year was given to Michelle2
| Zenovka. Lanphier called attention to Zenovka's code contributions in
| transitioning the Second Life viewer to CMake, and in bringing the Linux
| viewer client up to par with the Windows and Mac OS X builds.

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