Archive for February, 2008

NMC Press Release on collaboration with Sun on Open Virtual Worlds

Just saw this post in the NMC’s RSS feed. It’s dated for tomorrow (24 February) but the post is up now. This is exciting news. I’ve found my experiences in Second Life to be very rewarding so far, but I have been concerned that Linden Labs has too much power over all aspects of the virtual world to be compatible with the open atmosphere cultivated in American higher education. It’s good that NMC is pursuing alternative open source initiatives while still maintaining their commitment to Second Life. This seems like good news all around. I’m excited about participating in the endeavor.