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Second Life Tries To Backpedal On the GPL

February 24th, 2010 02:17 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

GigsVT writes “The Second Life viewer has been available under the GPL for three years. Linden Lab, the maker of Second Life, recently released a ‘third party viewer’ policy that all but erases the freedoms granted under the GPL. It includes such draconian measures as ‘You agree to update or delete at our request any data that you have received from Second Life or our servers and systems using a Third-Party Viewer,’ ‘You must not mask IP or MAC addresses’ (reported to the server), ‘you must have a published privacy policy explaining your practices regarding user data,’ and ‘You acknowledge and agree that we may require you to stop using or distributing a Third-Party Viewer for accessing Second Life if we determine that there is a violation.’”

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