There are many interesting places (worlds) to visit in Kitely, see here.
On 22nd January Maria Korolov who is the editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business posted up a new OpenSim Viewer Survey. The aim of the survey is to find out what OpenSim viewers the OpenSim community use the most, what favourite features they like and what they’d want to see fixed in the future.
Apparently one random respondent who completes the survey will get a free virtual reality headset for their mobile phone which sounds awesome. Woooot! 🙂
January 2017 OpenSim News
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Today at 7am SLT this year’s OpenSim Community Conference got underway and over the course of this weekend (10th – 11th December) will be featuring keynote sessions, presentations, social events and much more. Last year there was more than 500 attendees with more watching via live video streams and it was a huge success.
The 2016 OpenSim Community Conference is organised by AvaCon and Core Developers of OpenSimuator. The conference takes place on the OSCC Conference Grid and everyone is welcome to attend.
OpenSimulator is an open-source platform that supports the creation of collaborative, immersive, distributed and social 3D virtual environments over the Internet. OpenSimulator software is now the basis for many virtual world “grids” of varying sizes and purposes.
OpenSim Conference Regions Map 2016
Useful Conference Links
According to the Second Life Grid Survey recently the total amount of Private Estates in Second Life dropped below the 17, 000 regions mark which is rather alarming and shows the decline is still happening.
At the start of 2016 there were 17, 775 Private Estate regions in Second Life but over the course of this year more regions have gone off the grid leaving 16, 902 Private Estates remaining as of 20th November 2016. It’s sad that Second Life has lost so many amazing regions over the past six years and I really hope that things will change for the better in years to come.
Since 2010 the total amount of regions have been decreasing slowly and the grid has lost amazing talent. For comparison on 13th June 2010 there were 31, 988 Main Grid regions in total and today there are 24, 076 Main Grid regions left. If trends continue then expect the total amount of Main Grid regions to drop under the 24, 000 mark before the end of 2016.
Check out this graph showing the total number of main grid regions since 31st October 2006.
(20th November 2016) – Breakdown of current regions by Ownership and Classification:
(20th November 2016) – Breakdown of Host Server Classes by Ownership:
It’s going to be another challenging year for Second Life with Sansar opening it’s doors to the public in early 2017. The big question is what impact will Sansar have on the Second Life & OpenSim grid numbers during 2017+ ?. We will have to wait and see.
I hope that there will be growth in private estates during the course of 2017 and hopefully the lab will keep on investing more into Second Life. I will be sharing the latest grid stats during each quarter of 2017 so stay tuned for that.