UPDATE June 24: Over the last several days there have been further comments from Ebbe Linden Altberg about a new virtual world from Linden Lab and additional reporting and insightful commentary from some of virtual worlds’ top bloggers. Here are some links…
by Inara Pey –
by Jo Yardley –
by Ciaran Laval –
by Nalates Urriah –
by Maria Korolov –
by Mona Eberhardt –
by Gaga Gracious –
by Loki Eliot –
The original post from June 20:
A very big story is breaking in the virtual world. It’s being reported that the CEO of Linden Lab has said publicly that the Lab is turning its attention away from Second Life and toward another platform.
Linden’s CEO Ebbe Altberg responded to a tweet from Jo Yardley of the 1920s Berlin Project about the Lab’s focus…
“We are working on next gen. Not starting out open source. I said we will not constrain how good it can be based on the past,” Altberg said.
I will add links as new reports and comment appear.
Inara Pey has posted on her blog and has audio from the developers meeting where Altberg’s comments were made.. See Inara’s Comment below as well.
…and a follow-up from Inara with the Lab’s official statement…
Jo Yardley has posted on her blog..
Maria Korolov of Hypergrid Business says this is bad news for open sim...
…and has a follow-up article – and more in the Comments – as well…
Ciaran Laval had one of the first posts of this news on his blog…