SpotON3D will address the patent issue in a discussion on the first day of its Content Creators Expo in Second Life.
Philippe Pascal, SpotON3Dâ€™s developer program manager, invitedÂ 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,Â Â and aÂ â€œkey accountâ€ 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 â€˜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:
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- SpotON3D responds to patent concerns, will license plugin to other grids
- SpotON3D forum ends in tears
- Why grids should still consider licensing SpotON3Dâ€™s plugin
- Kudos to SpotON3D for viewer plugin
- Putting SpotON3Dâ€™s patent into perspective
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