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Postby Vincent » March 19th, 2013, 09:53:30

    Linden Lab's Discounts to Former SL Educators Need To Be Transparent (Comment of the Week)

    Last week's post about Linden Lab quietly offering 50% discounts to select non-profit and educational groups who've given up their Second Life sims has generated a lot of comments, some of which is tentatively receptive to the move, but much of it negative. SL educator Stone Semyorka is in the latter camp, citing his own experiences in-world, and the selectivity of the discount plan:

    "I am director of the SL campus for my RL university. We have been in SL on the mainland for six years and have been, and continue to be, very active as a state university delivering courses and presenting workshops and conferences in-world...

    "In 2012, I was forced to abandon 43,840 sqm of campus land on the mainland. The reduction was entirely due to the high cost of land owning in SL. As a result, my campus holdings dropped from 225,952 to 182,112 sqm. Even now, the high cost threatens even more cutbacks.

    "I would not have made the decision to retract if Linden lab had offered me their 50% tier discount.

    "Having made the move and suffered the hardships of it, it is particularly galling to hear they now are secretly extending their offer to selected non-profit and educational institutions. Who? Where? What institutions? How were they selected? We need complete transparency from Linden Lab. And some deeper cooperation with all of us continuing the educational effort."

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Vincent Sobieski, who goes by the stage name "Vincentgbr", was born in Bulgaria and raised in Great Britain. Vincent grew up with a lot of passion in music which gave him the determination to start his DJ course at Point Blank London at the age of 21. He received training from Ben Bristow, at which he succeeded in the course and obtained his DJ certificate.

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