Actually, I thought that Linden Lab was going to pass on banning the Emerald Second Life viewer. After Lonely Bluebird killed the Emerald viewer project, it seemed like no further action was necessary.

Well, it looks like the other shoe has actually dropped and the Lab is going to go ahead with it anyway.

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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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