So, some of the old crowd from the Emerald dev team have kicked off a new viewer project, starting with the source code of the old one, after a key Emerald developer dug his heels in and killed the old project.

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An emerald At some point in the past, Linden Lab apparently entered into some sort of partnership with the Emerald team. By partnership, I mean it in the business sense: An special arrangement between two organisations that presumably benefits both.

The somewhat ironic result here, is that if Linden Lab had not made this special deal with Emerald, it is likely that Emerald would still be around today.

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Lyons (whom I believe was the QA person for the Emerald viewer team) has resigned, and also revealed the final two requirements that the Emerald viewer must meet by Friday this week. Lyons declares the viewer to be functionally dead.

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Aug 23 2010

Paisley Beebe has an excellent write-up of the events surrounding her broadcast with Arabella Steadham and Jessica Lyon on treet.tv. If you’re interested in the logistics of shows like Beebe’s or a little extra background on the last couple of days of the jazz with the Emerald viewer, it’s worth the read.


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