As reported on his blog, Qarl Linden has been laid off from Linden Lab. Qarl is the developer behind sculpties and flexi prims. He is widely recognized as a competent and productive developer, praised and respected by the people in the company who work with him.
Most important of all, Qarl has a key role in the development of mesh imports, a feature lots of content creators in Second Life are eagerly waiting.
At the end of July Philip Linden gave a speech inworld that raised hopes and a mild optimism for the future of Second Life. In one week and with a single move, Linden Lab is sweeping away all those hopes. This decision is causing astonishment and lots of distress among Second Life residents, many are raising their voice in protest.
The people signing this petition ask that the management at Linden Lab reconsiders this decision. We ask that Qarl Linden is not laid off from the company and that an important project such as mesh import is given all the attention and resources it deserves.
Please sign with your SL name.
Disclaimer: this petition is an initiative taken by the listed sponsors. Qarl Linden is not involved with this initiative in any way.
New World Notes
Tateru Nino's Dwell On It
Burn Your Sculpties! (In honor to Qarl)
Emilly Orr's The Train-Wreck Love Life
White Lebed's Applied Gameology
The Alphaville Herald
Ina Centaur's Plurk account
Toxic Menges's video "Requiem for a Linden"
Nimil's Adventures in Wonderland
Grace McDunnough's Phasing Grace