SpotON3D will address the patent issue in a discussion on the first day of its Content Creators Expo in Second Life.
Philippe Pascal, SpotON3D’s developer program manager, invited Hypergrid Business readers to attend the Expo, including those concerned about reports that SpotON3D has filed for five patents on OpenSim-related technology.
Those patent applications cover a browser-based viewer wrapper plugin, the “Double Dutch” multi-grid content delivery system, and a “key account” multi-grid registration system, under which users can link multiple avatars to a single user account.
“Two presentations I think your audience might be really interested in, take place tomorrow,” said Pascal.
At 1 p.m. Pacific (4 p.m. US Eastern time) Pascal will lead a developer discussion group.
And, at 5 p.m. Pacific (8 p.m. Eastern), there will be a session titled, “SpotON3D ‘s Patent Pending Plug-in: Is it a threat or a benefit?”
Read more about the SpotON3D patent controversy and OpenSim-related patents in general:
- SpotON3D has filed five patents, promises more
- SpotON3D responds to patent concerns, will license plugin to other grids
- SpotON3D forum ends in tears
- Why grids should still consider licensing SpotON3D’s plugin
- Kudos to SpotON3D for viewer plugin
- Putting SpotON3D’s patent into perspective
- Expert: Copyright bigger threat than patents to OpenSim
- OpenSim developers warn against patents