The popular SLprofiles.com already switched their name to ProfileSLive.com after an internal voting for new names. Other, undoubtely, will follow shortly — or face takedown notices from the nice lawyers of our beloved company that runs “our world”.
As Second Life® becomes much more “the platform” and not “the community of users using a virtual world”, I slowly start to agree with the suggestion of changing the name of the “community of users”. After all, Netscape, with far more users than Second Life®, changed the name to “Mozilla” in its newer incarnation as an open source product, and the best known browser using the Mozilla Foundation’s rendering engine is “Firefox” — although the engine is called “Gecko”, something nobody remembers. Apple’s Safari, a port of the Linux-originated Konqueror browser, is just Apple’s brand name of something plainly called “WebKit”, another name that says nothing…| | | Next → |