We’ve been receiving reports of concern from our users today over another user by the name of Holger Gilruth. Holger has apparently decided to state on his blog that we have been stealing login data and that LL has blocked Firestorm and removed us from the Third Party Viewer Directory. His motivation for such nonsense seems to be because we haven’t issued an update yet to address the flickr uploader problem http://jira.phoenixviewer.com/browse/FIRE-14087. The update is right around the corner by the way!
Please do not be concerned, there is not a single ounce of truth to any of it. In fact Firestorm project is in better standing with LL today than it has ever been. We have never and will never steal login data, nor could we get away with it even if we tried, as our code is opensource and monitored by hundreds of developers and self compilers. Had any of this been true you can be assured that you would have heard from LL first long before some random user started posting it on their blog.
You can find our listing on the Third Party Viewer Directory here where it has always been http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Third_Party_Viewer_Directory.
It is a shame some people have nothing better to do than to spread rumors, lies and panic. Please feel free to contact Holger Gilruth and tell him how you feel.
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc.
QUESTION: ”Does Linden Lab have plans, either near or far, to shut down Second Life…”
ANSWER: ”No. Absolutely not… ” – Pete Linden
As most people know by now we held a special Q&A meeting with Oz and Pete linden. We were joined by about 600 residents in world and on the stream. The goal of the Q&A was to get straight answers from LL on the future of Second Life. The result was not only that SL will continue but that LL has plenty of current and future plans to continue improving it. Second Life still has a bright future.
If you are worried about Second life, this is Q&A was for you. Please take the time to watch the video or read one of the follow up blogs by Inara or Nalates! Links below.
- Video Recording including local text chat: http://youtu.be/kaeOs8P-QQo
- Video Recording from the stream without local chat: http://www.slartist.com/inworld-special-the-future-of-second-life_e24669d7f.html
- Inara’s follow up blog post, transcript and audio: http://modemworld.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-future-of-sl-meeting-with-oz-and-pete-linden-video-audio-and-transcript/
- Nalates Follow up blog post: http://blog.nalates.net/2014/07/02/firestorm-qa-on-secondlifes-future
Special thank you to Oz and Pete Linden for attending the Q&A and LL for allowing it. Thank you to Saffia Widdershins, Mal Burns, Ejla, Petlove Petshop, Chakat Northspring, Inara, Nalates and everyone else who helped make this event reach the community of Second Life.
Second Life still has a bright future ahead of it! Our second lives look bright! Lets enjoy it folks!
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc
We will be hosting a very special Question and Answer meeting on Wednesday July 2nd at 7AM SLT in the Firestorm Auditorium with Oz Linden (Technical Director of Second Life) and possibly Pete Linden (Director of communications at Second Life).
Topic: The Future of Second Life.
The discussion will ONLY be about the future of our current beloved platform ‘Second Life’ and will not venture into the new platform currently under development. Lets hear what LL has planned for Second Life as there is plenty of time for questions about the new platform at a later date.
For those who cannot attend
- Seating is limited, come early.
- The event will be recorded and posted here once rendered, as well as transcribed and summarized by Inara Pey.
- The event will be live streamed http://www.slartist.com/pages/live.html Questions will be monitored from the stream.
- If you have questions to ask please leave them in a comment on this blog post and I will try to get through as many as I can during the show.
All questions must be on topic about Second Life and not the new platform.
Location and time
Wednesday, July 2nd at 7AM SLT.