Sean Dague will be talking about his work on the OpenSim platform, an open source implementation of the Linden SecondLife protocol. With OpenSim you can easily build and host your own 3D virtual world. You can also use it as a 3D toolkit for easily building specific 3D applications.
The talk will go over the emerging space littered by buzzwords such as: Virtual Worlds, 3D Internet, Web 3.0, and give you and idea of some of the technology here. It will specifically dive into bringing up your own OpenSim instance, why you might want to, and what you can do with it once you have it running.
You connect to OpenSim with the Linden SecondLife client. Attendees that have laptops, working 3D acceleration, and the Linden client installed will be given instructions to play around with a test instance running at the meeting.
The uploaded presentation is not actually the one used at the meeting, which seems to have gotten lost. It's my opensim presentation from Ohio Linux Fest and comparable in scope.
MHVLUG meetings are held at the Mid Hudson Library System Auditorium. This is a large older building that is just south of the Adriance Library. It has it's own parking lot off of Market Street. The room is typically open by 5:30 in preparation for the meeting.
103 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12061
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