Linda has announced all of her websites will go offline for good Saturday night at midnight, Eastern US time.
Linda had removed herself from all virtual world activity recently, other than to create virtual goods on an offline standalone grid in order to put them on one central website to allow free downloads. Now she says she will stop that final virtual project as well and walk away.
For those of you who are OpenSim veterans, you know Linda’s work and you know her story. I only became involved with OpenSim in a big way last fall, here’s all I know – and all I care to know…
I met and chatted with Linda a few times during the short life of Aurorascape, in February and March of this year. She was kind and helpful to me. I’m aware of the situations she encountered on certain grids though I did not seek the details as I felt it was really none of my business.
All I know is, Linda spent a lot of time creating a lot of great things and then made them easy to find and gave them away free, no strings attached. That is admirable.
I’m sorry to hear Linda is going through difficult times. I hope the changes she is making will bring her peace of mind.
Her work will be around a long time. I hope everyone will make their best effort to keep her name attached to her creations. She will be remembered as a pioneer of OpenSim.
Added May 18:
Timothy Rogers of Zetamex has announced the following…
Zetamex has purchased the rights to zadaroo.com and will be setting up everything in a new fasion on our own servers with all of Linda Kellie(Henson’s) creations. This will be online with no connection to Linda Kellie(Henson) anymore, completely under Zetamex. All content will remain pulbic domain, that will not change.
I have also been told upon this transaction that Linda no longer wishes to be contacted about her site, creations, or virtual worlds as part of this. For support or inquiries you should contact Zetamex for all of these requests.