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Virtual Worlds - Open Source & Open Standards

Many of the popular virtual worlds are proprietary windows only applications which use proprietary protocols. There are some notable exceptions such as Croquet. Some former full proprietary worlds such as Second Life are progressively becoming open source (The client was released under the GPL in January 2007). Although the Second Life servers are not open source (though Linden Labs have stated that it is in their plans to do so), there is also an open source version of the Second Life servers being developed.

This talk will cover some of the Open Source options for those who want to use virtual worlds. It will describe some of the Open Standards available for developers. It will also attempt to describe the features of non gaming virtual worlds which make them popular.

Kelly Yeoh will be presenting this talk with Chris Yeoh

Project: Virtual Worlds 


Christopher Yeoh

Christopher Yeoh is a Virtual Worlds Developer in the IBM Australia Development Laboratory and is based in Canberra, Australia. Previously working on Linux standards and kernel development, he now works with virtual worlds and what businesses applications they may have. Kelly Yeoh (nee Daly) has worked previously as a linux developer with the IBM OzLabs team, and has recently moved across to working full time with IBMs virtual worlds initiative within the Australia Development Laboratory. She is proudly owned by three wonderful monsters (otherwise known as cats).

Christopher Yeoh

Christopher Yeoh is a Virtual Worlds Developer in the IBM Australia Development Laboratory and is based in Canberra, Australia. Previously working on Linux standards and kernel development, he now works with virtual worlds and what businesses applications they may have. Kelly Yeoh (nee Daly) has worked previously as a linux developer with the IBM OzLabs team, and has recently moved across to working full time with IBMs virtual worlds initiative within the Australia Development Laboratory. She is proudly owned by three wonderful monsters (otherwise known as cats).

Kelly Yeoh

Kelly Yeoh (nee Daly) has worked previously as a linux developer with the IBM OzLabs team, and has recently moved across to working full time with IBMs virtual worlds initiative within the Australia Development Laboratory. She is proudly owned by three wonderful monsters (otherwise known as cats). Chris Yeoh (nee Yeoh) has worked previously on open source and linux standards as well as linux kernel development. He is now working within IBM's Australia Development Laboratory on virtual worlds.

Kelly Yeoh

Kelly Yeoh (nee Daly) has worked previously as a linux developer with the IBM OzLabs team, and has recently moved across to working full time with IBMs virtual worlds initiative within the Australia Development Laboratory. She is proudly owned by three wonderful monsters (otherwise known as cats). Chris Yeoh (nee Yeoh) has worked previously on open source and linux standards as well as linux kernel development. He is now working within IBM's Australia Development Laboratory on virtual worlds.

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