Second Life client is now Open Source

In an excelent move yesterday, Second Life decided to Open Source their client, or, as they put it, "embraced the inevitable". While there's no packaging for any distro (bare'em, this was annnounced yesterday), you can get the source and compile.

While some are skeptical about Second Life's future, I've yet seen no one saying something other than that this was the right choice. Some even think that the next step is open sourcing the server side (which would be awsome, but I don't believe it will happen).

On Terra Nova, they said that "the Open Source viewer will be used in ways that none of us would have predicted", and I agree.

In the meantime, I've already filled the RFP to have Second Life on Debian.