The basic idea behind putting Fedora on the Second Life map,
is to put us on a high-profile, web 2.0 phenomena.
Second life represent an emerging trend of virtual life. the technology, and
the high quality of software development
has eventually matured to a viable a sustaining mechanism. in the near
future we will see Second life stock market.
we will see major companies rushing in to the virtual world. some for the
purpose of getting into new crowds, some to make real direct money out of
it. we will see philanthropic movement, new political ideas, elections, and
the whole thing will be virtual in nature but very real to person be able to
live their virtual life's. don't be surprise when currency exchange for
US$-Linden$ will appears at your favorite finance forum or bank.
I've played with second life a bit and heard of real financial success out
of it. people actually make money from sending the well earned Linden
dollars into their real one.
then it came to me, why not put a stand, a kiosk, a place to hangout to meet
people, to reach out, to be able even to support globally in Fedora? it will
make real Headlines. for every company that joins in, there are still
headline. very soon there would be none because it would be normal. as you
all know if u have a good idea, better be the first to conquer as much crowd
as possible and market share. the same thing applies for us being in second
life. we are putting a lot of effort to bring Fedora to as much crowd as
possible. since second life is a new frontier, that what brought me to
offer second life presence.
my current laptop can't support running second life (IBM x31). i played it
at work (AMD Athlon 3500+, 64bit, ATI x300), but it's jerky and flash's (i
thing because of compiz).
the basic proposition is for someone that have the spare time, and willing
to put some kind of an establishment (an island) at second life. a wiki
(good idea) at fedoraproject.org
will give info, the place will have
information about Fedora a combination of the Major site, announce list, DVD
selling (people will pay linden dollars and will get Fedora DVD delivered to
their door), a chat place, a bugzilla stand for fresh bugs (or known
issues), GPG keys replacements, and as many as one be creative enough to be.
of course, this guy will be an official ambassador for second life sphere.
i don't have the hardware for this, so this call is for anyone who can do
this and have the hardware juice for it.
Happy to be at your service,