Merged realities – events and issues for virtual worlds

1. The US-based Spina Bifida Association is holding a fundraiser in Second Life this coming weekend:

Spina Bifida Awareness is pleased to announce the 2009 Second Life Charity Auction on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Second Life Time at the Justice League Explorer’s Club in Port Harbor, Steelhead.

Bid on the creations of Second Life’s finest crafters and enjoy a night of entertainment. Proceeds go to the Spina Bifida Association’s research and support programs. Lives are changed by the programs and services SBA has created to respond to the needs of new parents of babies who are born with Spina Bifida, families who are dealing with the challenges of Spina Bifida, teens who are transitioning toward newfound independence, and adults who are leading productive and fulfilling lives.

For more information, please contact Xandera Voom or Samantha Lowell.

2. Back in May 2007, ABC Island hit a snag that received widespread (and inaccurate) media coverage, with claims it was a griefing attack. Recent podcast interviewee, Draxtor Depres, has pointed me to a piece he did back at the time, so for sentimentality’s sake:

3. CyberTech News have an interesting sum-up of the licensing issues around open source virtual worlds and business uses.

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  1. Wolfie Rankin says:

    Read your Twitter about this and decided to say that exactly the same thing happened to my mate Horse, and his Island only this week. He rezzed in to find everything was missing. It's a rare but worrying bug, but was easily fixed with a rollback.

    Wolfie!

  2. Wolfie Rankin says:

    Read your Twitter about this and decided to say that exactly the same thing happened to my mate Horse, and his Island only this week. He rezzed in to find everything was missing. It's a rare but worrying bug, but was easily fixed with a rollback.

    Wolfie!

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