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Presentation for UW Virtual Worlds class on open source & virtual world platforms.

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Virtual Worlds Meet Open Source Virtual Worlds Meet Open Source Presentation Transcript

  • Virtual Worlds Meet Open Source
    • What is Open Source
    • How does the model work
    • Open Source Examples
    • Open Source Virtual World Technology
    • Virtual World Open Source Evolution
  • What is Open Source
    • Started with BSD decades ago
    • Linus Torvalds created Linux
    • Leverage the community
    • Has worked beautifully
    • Impact has been felt in all areas
  • Clients, Servers, & Protocols
    • Open source applies to all of this
    • Client s/w is what we use
    • Server s/w provides the services
    • Protocols tie clients & servers together
    • Protocols connect worlds together
  • Licensing is the Key
  • Examples of Open Source
    • Operating Systems - Linux ( www.linux.org )
    • OS Spinoffs – Red Hat, Ubuntu, SuSE
    • Office - OpenOffice.org (OOO)
    • Database – MySQL, PostgreSQL
    • Messaging – Zimbra
    • Accounting – OpenBravo, Compiere, OSAS
    • 1,000's more (sourceforge.net)
  • Open Source Commercial Model
    • Proprietary value-adds
    • Installation / Service
    • Hosting
    • Examples are SugarCRM & Zimbra
    • Many, many others...
  • Open Source Virtual Worlds
    • Multi-client support (Mac OSX, Linux, & Windows
    • Linden client, Hippo Viewer, etc.
    • Linux server support
    • Open protocols are the key
  • Virtual World Open Source...
    • OpenSimulator (www.opensimulator.org)
      • Virtual World platform runs on Linux (and Win) servers, uses MySQL database, etc.
      • Its Alpha at this point, but developing rapidly
    • OSGrid Metaverse (www.osgrid.org)
      • Supports both Hippo & SL viewers
      • Method for testing OpenSim
    • Hippo OpenSim Viewer (mjm-labs.com/viewer)
      • Open source virtual world viewer
      • Based on SL viewer, but open source
  • Explore Open Source Virtual Worlds The future...