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SecondLife rolls out Mono-powered servers. Most of the work on this was done in Linden Lab’s Brighton UK office. If you’re interested in Mono and want to live in Brighton, they’re hiring! # 21st August 2008, 9:45 am

A Toy Chat Server with Eventlet and Mulib (via) Eventlet (the Python non-blocking IO library originally written for Second Life) is ideally suited to building Comet servers; Chuck Thier demonstrates a simple chat server in a small amount of code. # 21st March 2008, 3:28 am

Mono Beta Launch—Official Linden Blog. The Mono VM is now in public beta testing running LSL scripts in Second Life. The first step on the road to IronPython support? # 30th January 2008, 2:19 am


Eventlet—Second Life Wiki. Seriously powerful non-blocking IO library for Python, currently maintained by Linden Lab as part of the server architecture used for Second Life. # 26th November 2007, 3:21 pm

Debunking 5 Business Myths about Second Life. Around half a million active monthly users, marketing islands make up just 6% of revenue, only 18% of the world is designated “mature”. # 12th July 2007, 10:47 pm

Croquet. Open-source collaborative virtual world environment built on top of Squeak, a bit like a decentralised version of Second Life. # 10th June 2007, 10:50 am

Fabjectory. 3D printing company that can print out your Second Life avatar or Nintendo Mii. # 17th April 2007, 5:55 pm

The Second Life Viewer is now open-source (via) I’d heard that the biggest barrier to this was the need to protect the SL economy from malicious disruption. The FAQ is fascinating, and a real tribute to open-source principles. # 8th January 2007, 6:47 pm


CNET interviewer assaulted by flying wang. Aah, Second Life. Never a dull moment. # 21st December 2006, 10:36 am