After a year of open source, Second Life looks ahead
Posted by: Anonymous
on March 21, 2008 01:15 AM
Um, that's a monster of a statement in that article that was virtually passed over. The guy is basically saying they aren't going to ever open source the server code now, apparently, or at least not anytime soon. That's very different from the hints they were giving last year that they would open source the server.
This basically means Second Life has no long term future, just like ActiveWorlds. I have now completely dropped it from any of my projects. There are completely open source alternatives like Croquet and Project Darkstar.