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Virtual Worlds Meet Open Source <ul><li>What is Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>How does the model work </li></ul><ul><li>Op...
What is Open Source <ul><li>Started with BSD decades ago </li></ul><ul><li>Linus Torvalds created Linux </li></ul><ul><li>...
Clients, Servers, & Protocols <ul><li>Open source applies to all of this </li></ul><ul><li>Client s/w is what we use </li>...
Licensing is the Key
Examples of Open Source <ul><li>Operating Systems - Linux ( www.linux.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>OS Spinoffs – Red Hat, Ubunt...
Open Source Commercial Model <ul><li>Proprietary value-adds </li></ul><ul><li>Installation / Service </li></ul><ul><li>Hos...
Open Source Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Multi-client support (Mac OSX, Linux, & Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Linden client, Hippo ...
Virtual World Open Source... <ul><li>OpenSimulator (www.opensimulator.org) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual World platform ru...
Explore Open Source Virtual Worlds The future...
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Virtual Worlds Meet Open Source

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

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