Great Canadian Grid shut down?

Chin Rey

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Setting up A records is easy.
I think that was just Maria Korlov misunderstanding the situation. There was quite a bit more to it than the DNS A record but for some reason she latched onto that fairly minor issue and overempasized it in the article.

So someone is lying, and it’s impossible for an outsider to know who.
I don't know if anybody is lying but they're not neccessarily telling the whole truth.

I'm not sure if I shold say this but I happened to have a chat with somebody who counts as an insider shortly after I posted my previous reply. It was a copletely different topic we were discussing but somehow the chat eventually drifted into GCG. I'm not at liberty to tell and we didn't go that much into detail anyway but there is a backstory that goes well beyond a petty personal dispute.
 

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I don't know if anybody is lying but they're not neccessarily telling the whole truth.

I'm not sure if I shold say this but I happened to have a chat with somebody who counts as an insider shortly after I posted my previous reply. It was a copletely different topic we were discussing but somehow the chat eventually drifted into GCG. I'm not at liberty to tell and we didn't go that much into detail anyway but there is a backstory that goes well beyond a petty personal dispute.
Thanks. That actually makes it worse, though.
 

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Why do I care anyway? Because opensource is a place to go if SL is ever shut down. And these constant repeats of amateur hour make me think our broader community is not going to be the one to do it.
There's always Dreamgrid, which is open source and can be run on your desktop and fairly easy to set up. No need to rely on flakes at all.

The community is going to be hypergrid-based; not grid based. That's a strength (independence) and a weakness (social engineering, bad actors).

The part that's missing in all the talk about the GCG; which has been posted on the GCG facebook, is that it's not just DNS. Terry had set up GCG with the PioneerX control panel to manage regions, etc with. It was tied into the version of opensim that GCG used.

Roddie has contacted PioneerX and hired someone to add that functionality to GCG; that's part of where the money is going; development and replacement of things that Terry ripped out.

Commercial opensim is ameteur hour, though. Always will be. I join grids and buy regions, but that's to be a part of their community and support them. I'm pleasantly surprised when I encounter professionalism, and not phased when I run into the rinky-dink factor.

But for commercial opensim the professionalism ship sailed...christ...back in the "Jumping in inworldz" days? Before? It's not even a thing, hasn't been, won't be.

I'm not GCG's PR girl, so I'm not going to post the blow-by-blow in this thread. I'd recommend that anyone who really cares go over and follow their facebook. Bear in mind posts come and go though; so if you see something you care about, gyazo that shit.

As far as the end of second life goes -it's a valid concern; nothing enterprise level is going to replace it when SL crashes and burns. leastwise nothting based on the SL protocol.

You have to remember that most tech companies go through a patent trolling litigation phase when they are on their way out; that would include LL.

In that eventually, the major Opensim players more likely than not would be taken to court -right or (likely) wrong.

But no one on god's green earth can stop you from spinning up your own grid -I have for 9 years now. So I wouldn't look for professionally handled anything out of opensim land -or major concurrency numbers.

I'd recommend instead setting up something smaller and personal (and possibly based on Dreamgrid).
 
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Chin Rey

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Commercial opensim is ameteur hour, though.
I know of at least two grids I would consider as professionally run, more professional than SL even. But I hace to agree that most such ventures (including Avination and Inworldz) are/were doomed right from the start.

I'd recommend that anyone who really cares go over and follow their facebook.
There's a problem there. There have been at least two occasions when GCG merchants have been caught red-handed selling content stolen from creators on other grids. Both times the GCG owner went full tilt and rather trying to deal with the issues in a timely manner he defended the offenders and verbally harassed the victims with the most ridiculous accusations. This is not the first time he's thrown a tantrum lashing out against people from other grids and his credibility is worn rather thin by now. I think we should take anything he says with a grain of salt.
 
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