Martin Albisetti's blog

11Jul/074

Advertising Open Source in Second Life

Following Mark's post about the Ubuntu community starting to grow in Second life, I got a request to try and get the ubuntustats feeds into Second Life.
Never having used SL, I had absolutely no idea how that would work, so I got in touch with Catharina Bethlehem, who is actively working on the Ubuntu community in SL, managing a whole island devoted to Free Software.
She urged me to learn by example, so I downloaded the Linux client and gave it a try. I was amazed on how fast and easy it was to start flying around the virtual world. You just download, uncompress, and clicky clicky, you're playing. No install needed.

Catharina was kind enough to show me the ropes, and I even learned she works for a company called Mingos in the Netherlands that provides laptops and desktops with Ubuntu preinstalled. You can even check them out in the island!
I heard they even ship to all of Europe.

Anyway, if anyone has any idea on how to get the stats feed into Second Life, drop me a line.

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  1. I work on SL scripts quite a bit and know the language fairly well, I have started on this script in SL ( my SL id is “Atari Whitfield” ) , and you can catch me on IRC also under “imbrandon” on freenode or email brandon@imbrandon.com

  2. Beuno, I thing that anyone can get our jsons… that would be kinnda easy…

  3. And how would you show that data *in* Second Life?

  4. I htink we have more important things to focuse on than SL
    All of this is wasted time and money …

    Well not totally wasted, but with the money engaged in you SL island of free software
    I wondering how many time we could hire a dev/graphist to work on ubuntu.


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