I'm writing this as the Third Party Viewer Developer meeting is taking place. They're adding some changes to the TPV policy, all of which are prohibitions. Here they are:
- 2.a.iii : You must not provide any feature that circumvents any privacy protection option made available through a Linden Lab viewer or any Second Life service.
- 2.i : You must not display any information regarding the computer system, software, or network connection of any other Second Life user.
- 2.j : You must not include any information regarding the computer system, software, or network connection of the user in any messages sent to other viewers, except when explicitly elected by the user of your viewer.
- 2.k : You must not provide any feature that alters the shared experience of the virtual world in any way not provided by or accessible to users of the latest released Linden Lab viewer.
Of course these changes are not being well received. Basically it means that if you can't do it in the latest LL viewer, you can't do it in any viewer. Why is something only LL can say, and they're not saying anything but a politically-spun answer. The real answer seems pretty obvious.
I invite you to discuss this with LL.
Mister Acacia is offline