Effective Friday, February 24th 2012, Linden Lab has added the following clauses to the Third Party Viewer Policy:
2.a.iii : You must not provide any feature that circumvents any privacy protection option made available through a Linden Lab viewer or any Second Life service.
2.i : You must not display any information regarding the computer system, software, or network connection of any other Second Life user.
2.j : You must not include any information regarding the computer system, software, or network connection of the user in any messages sent to other viewers, except when explicitly elected by the user of your viewer.
2.k : You must not provide any feature that alters the shared experience of the virtual world in any way not provided by or accessible to users of the latest released Linden Lab viewer.
I have reviewed the above changes, had some discussion with my colleagues and find the following:
- As far as sections 2.a.iii, 2.i and 2.j are concerned, the Dolphin Viewer 3 does not contain any features that violate those sections.
- As for section 2.k, the only feature that would have violated this clause was Qarl Fizz’s Mesh Deformer, which was removed from Dolphin 3 in the last release due to the fact that it simply didn’t work well in its current iteration.
Therefore, based on my understanding of the above policy changes, the Dolphin Viewer 3 remains compliant with Linden Lab’s Third Party Viewer policy.