In a blog post titled “Embracing the Inevitable” , Linden labs announced that they have Open Sourced the Viewer source code for the very popular online virtual world: Second Life.
The Viewer is the program that users install in their PC’s in order to access the world of Second Life. The viewer source code will be covered by GPL ver 2. The server side code however, which is the engine that runs Second Life, is still proprietary.
From the Site:
We are not desperate, and we welcome the inevitable with open arms…Releasing the source now is our next invitation to the world to help build this global space for communication, business, and entertainment. We are eager to work with the community and businesses to further our vision of our space.
Original article here