Linden Labs, whose Second Life is so cool yet so lacking in profits it's been lampooned in an IBM ad, sent out an e-mail alert this week boasting that open source is giving the company, well, a second life.
The alert lists a host of open source contributions made to Second Life over the last year:
- An open source Second Life client written in AJAX.
- A mobile Second Life client.
- A custom viewer allowing more mixing between Second Life and the real world.
- A patch enabling you to use Second Life with your 3-D glasses.
The criticism IBM makes in its ad is the same one many people make for open source generally -- show me the money. Actual money.
Got any money to show them?