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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Message from M Linden  Reply with quote

So like you I received my message from M Linden today.

Very sad news for some LL employees that their livelihood has been cut and I think about the difficult times they will face.

Other than that one part stood out to me.

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We remain committed to supporting and improving the SL Marketplace, to pushing forward on IP protection, and to growing the number of Residents that participate in the inworld economy.


So do we know what the plans on IP protection issues are? Or is this just a way of diffusing the impact of the other bad news by dropping in a point that is likely to fuel a different discussion. From those who would welcome a more robust IP protection strategy to those that seek their ideal of free crossing through all ownership boundaries. It will give them all something else to think about rather than this stark announcement.

Whatever LL's plans are they are aiming to do it with fewer people than they were a couple of days ago.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's typical corporate smoke:  we remain committed to doing something even though we've fired the people we need to do it.

That's BP reporting.  We haven't heard the truth yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Message from M Linden Reply with quote

Tom "Viewer 2.0" Hale aka Mr. "There's an economy, not a culture" aka T Linden just got the axe.

Good.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this takes them back a few years to when the Lindens actually gave a rip about the user experience maybe SL would be fun again.  I saw Viewer 2 and thought, man, this is the only software I've seen that's worse than Windows.  Maybe there's hope after all.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not received the letter. Maybe it'll be waiting for me when I log on this eve?

Just judging from the quote you included, I would guess this has more to do with copying 'things' made from prims & scripts -- bypassing the CMT attributes -- than musical copyrights. I say this only because it appears to me  that a lot of the hoops 3rd party viewers have had to certify to in order to be 'blessed' was that they were free from copybot behavior.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't received it either.......
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was an email.  If you have turned off the general 'spam' emails that LL has been sending out, you wouldn't have gotten it or it may be in you email spam box.  

In my opinion, it was pure corporate soothe speak to reassure us that they are not in any kinda trouble and that they're still focused on providing us with good services.  This following the lay off of approximately 30% of their staff (which in one article I saw meant they had let appx. 100 out of 300 people go).

Here's a copy:

M Linden. in his email received July 10, 2010, wrote:
A Message from M Linden

Greetings,

Yesterday was a challenging but historic and important day for Linden Lab. We undertook a strategic restructuring to strengthen our business and enable us to move faster and with more focus on the things that matter. While it will have important ramifications down the line for Second Life, rest assured that there are no fundamental changes planned to our experience or platform, and that both the company and the inworld economy remain in a very strong position.

Our decision to restructure the company was based on our feeling that we were moving too slowly on important strategic initiatives, so we have decided to consolidate software development in the US and combine our product and technology organizations into one. We have also streamlined customer support so that it can scale economically as we add users. These decisions resulted in significant job eliminations and this tends to be what press and bloggers focus on because of the human dimension. It is indeed difficult for us to see our colleagues leaving.

I am writing to you directly because I want you to know that Second Life – and Linden Lab itself – is in very good shape. As a company, Linden Lab remains financially very stable. Our balance sheet is strong and we are well-capitalized. We will close this year with record revenue and hopefully record users, and – with your help – record user-to-user transactions and record landmass. In May, we recorded more than 1 million logged-in Residents, 37 million user hours, US$52.8 million in user-to-user transactions and 31,800 enabled regions. Second Life is sound.

As a platform for the world's most robust virtual economy, Second Life remains as vibrant and healthy as ever. By bringing new people to Second Life, and by increasing the ways in which people can interact with the world and with the people, places, and things within it, we are paving the way for more growth. We remain committed to supporting and improving the SL Marketplace, to pushing forward on IP protection, and to growing the number of Residents that participate in the inworld economy.

It is during times like this that partnerships are tested and I – as CEO – want you to know that we value our partnership with you and that Second Life and Linden Lab are solid. This kind of transition is difficult for any company, but it need not be difficult for our customers. Our restructuring leaves Linden Lab in a stronger position; Second Life remains the creative and inspiring platform it always has been.

Best regards,

M Linden


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