There’s a story out in CNET that talks about how Mono, a Novell-led open source development framework, can now be leveraged in Second Life, the rapidly growing virtual reality site. Linden Labs, the creator of Second Life, has just open sourced the client software that allows people to access Second Life’s virtual world. As part of this change in the interface, users will be able to tap Mono to create scripts to run in Second Life. Mono will improve performance over the existing alternative. The CNET article quotes the Chief Technology Officer of Linden Labs Cory Ondrejka: “Say you want to make an AI (artificial intelligence object) that responds to somebody coming into your store…or make a tour guide that’s really good and interactive to a wide variety of stimuli,” Ondrejka said. Today, “Linden Scripting Language doesn’t have sufficient performance to make that very intelligent.”
Nice industry validation for Mono….