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Another revision has turned up to the Second Life terms of service today. There’s not any shocks this time around, unlike earlier editions.

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The big thing on my mind back at the beginning of the week was whether the new position on the KDU library was indeed the official position and whether the Lab was serious about the erroneous statements about GPL-violations.

Over the last few years, it has quite often been the case that the Lab and an individual Linden (or a team of Linden staffers) have disagreed or had differences of understanding on certain key matters.

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[Linden Lab] has every right to refuse to list third-party software in [its] viewer directory or to bar third-party software from the grid, for [any reason not prohibited by law],” said one developer who declined to be named,”but suggesting [in this case] that third-party developers are violating [the GNU Public License and intellectual property rights] is just bullshit. [It’s] wrong and it’s defamatory.

I’ve paraphrased that just a little, partly to tone the language down a touch.

And back we go to LLKDU, the extended Kakadu JPEG2000 library.

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