I guess we were all forced to accept the latest TOS (terms of service) on October 6th, 2010 in order to log in to Secondlife....and yes, if we don't like the terms, we can just quit before thirty days goes by.
Today was the first time I actually made an effort to read most of what was written in that presentation. To adequately understand the TOS one would likely need an hour or so and a law degree. I did read and copy one part that is extremely clear, section 4.2....
4.2 Second Life exists only as long as and in the form that we may provide the Service, and all aspects of the Service are subject to change or elimination. Linden Lab has the right to change and/or eliminate any aspect(s), features or functionality of the Service as it sees fit at any time without notice, and Linden Lab makes no commitment, express or implied, to maintain or continue any aspect of the Service. You acknowledge that your use of the Service is subject to this risk and that you knowingly assume it and make your decisions to participate in the Service, contribute Content and spend your money accordingly.
Period. Full stop. End.
I want to have a lot to say about the above.... but what the heck can one say? I see no room for discussion, it's a take it or leave it situation.
Better news, I contacted Tymmerie Thorn this evening and confirmed my commitment to host the SL Bloggers party for later this month...While this is a get together for Secondlife Bloggers, all are welcome. I've spoken to Porter Paquot about performing and am waiting to hear if Hexxie and Madame from "The Born Again Pagans" will commit. Tentative date will be Saturday October 23rd and in these next couple of days I will be able to set a firm time/date. The time will likely start at 2PM SLT since that will allow those in Europe a chance to attend. For those of you in Australia, Japan, and East Asia you're just gonna have to either get up early...or go to bed late! =^..^=
No matter what happens... we will all be OK. In one of my more melancholy moods I was able to take great comfort in something soror Nishi said, "we will become another diaspora", (in Greek, διασπορά – "a scattering [of seeds]"). Many of us have already established a presence in other worlds..... We will take our skills and our friends and go on.
I still have hope.
And so it goes
My love to you all, brinda