On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 19:43 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 02:55 -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> > I have made a package for the Second Life client. It's ugly, and it
> > obviously can't go into extras, but it works for me:
> > http://www.haxxed.com/rpms/secondlife-18.104.22.168-1
> Is the game package available? Or is it a non-free game? Ric
Non-free as in freedom, yes. Its closed source, available as an i686
binary only. I think you can play for free as in beer these days, and
you don't even need a credit card...
I haven't been able to find the actual license terms for the client. It
includes license texts for all the libraries it uses, but I didn't see
any for the actual client. Thus I don't know what their redistribution
policy is, so I'm distributing a nosrc.rpm for now. Linden Lab has been
rather community friendly, reverse engineering the protocol has actually
been okayed as long as it's "in good faith" for example.
I posted to the SL Linux Alpha forum, and... no responses at all so far.
The game has been updated, so the one installed from Extras will not
work, the site refuses login. I'm having to dnload the tar file. Ric