I’ve been hearing rumours all day that Linden Lab laid off some staff, but it was very confused as to who they were. Rumours ranged from Team Shining, to the entire mesh team. I’ve been listening to the rumours and speculation, until someone definitive got in touch.
Someone has, and it now appears that two senior Second Life product managers got the chop.
The first is Sarah Hutchinson (AKA Esbee Linden), who is (or was, up until now) the product manager/owner of the Second Life viewer. The second is Charlar Linden, whose domain was content creators. Most of you will know Charlar from the mesh project, if not from many other areas.
A replacement product manager is supposed to be starting next week, but it isn’t clear as to which of the two roles the new person will be filling.