Yesterday M Linden aka Mark Kingdon, CEO of Linde Lab, published an open letter to the community, in which he heralded the nice community base of this world, their devotion and layed out the future plans of Linden Lab for the Open Spaces sims.
In short: no change at all, all he did was just pulling out a bunch of nice word, putting the same old plans in a nice looking, neater soundng package and that's it. The tier change is coming as planned, also in the same amount in the end, it is just happening in two steps instead of one and that's all. Wonder when the next protests are going to show up...
Cory Ondrejka aka Cory Linden, one of the longest running employees of Lindenlab and its chief technician (CTO) is leaving. Why? The reasons remain mysterious. Some speculate that he had different visions for the future of SL than Philip Rosedale has. What does this mean for LL? Well, many think that the company is in for a tough ride now and it's going to be very hard to fill the gap Cory Ondrejka leaves, since he's one of the few people who can still understand the big picture as it seems. So - we're going to see.
Torley Linden has a nice entry about a series of photographs of the Lindens! Go ahead and take a look at it, it's nice to see them, especially since some are complaining they're more or less invisible nowadays on the main grid.