BluEye, BluALchemy, BluGlobe MODs
1.- Origin and support:
Each mod comes from a different viewer and for different reasons, each viewer has its own TOS where point 1 (1.) is uniquely defined. Each mod is an Open Source (GPL v2), third party viewer for Second Life® and OpenSim grids. It is maintained by Gin Leeder (Second Life and avLife avatar name).
Each mod is a featurable/xui/settings mod derived directly from “its original source” maintained by their respective authors.
This software is not provided or supported by Linden Lab®, the makers of Second Life®
Support for this viewer is provided exclusively through the BluEye Blog for Second Life and others Grid Residents. You can still try sending a notecard to Gin Leeder for information or quick help.
Please consider that this viewer is exclusively released for InWorld testing and at the moment I am not going to release it publicly through the BluEye Blog site, you can still request registration to access the reserved area using a valid email and your Second Life avatar name, in this way you can test the viewer and report any bugs.
The viewer in OpenSIM can be used without limit.
For avLife Grid residents, on the other hand, there is a direct link to the download on their site, in case you are using the version downloaded from the avLife Grid website refer to their staff for any type of request.
2.- Updates and upgrades:
Please note that there is no auto-update feature neither any automatic latest version checking mechanism for this viewer: it is your responsibility to check manually and regularly for new versions from either the BluEye Blog.
No data whatsoever is collected or sent to the author of this viewer. Data is however stored on your hard disk and exchanged with the servers of the grid(s) you connect to, in the exact same way as an official Second Life viewer would do.
4.- Linden Lab’s Third-Party Viewer policy compliance:
As the maintainer of this viewer, I, Gin Leeder (and in fact the real person behind this avatar), declare in good faith that to the best of my knowledge and understanding, and baring any unknown and yet to discover bug, this viewer is compliant with the Third-Party Viewers policy as published by Linden Lab at the time this particular viewer build was released (see above about your responsibility regarding update checks).
Please note that since LL published a Third-Party Viewers (TPV) policy, in order to use this viewer to connect to Second Life, you must first read and agree with this TOS (which will be presented to you on the first run of the BluGlobe MOD).
Like many others also BluEye, BluAlchemy MOD and BluGlobe is itself TPV-policy compliant (and for people wondering why it is not listed in LL’s TPV directory, simply because it is a passion and a hobby to study and learn metaverse technologies, I do not want to become a “stressful and too demanding work”, and to ensure support for everyone having decided not to have staff, would be too demanding. Being listed in the directory is in no way a requirement for a viewer to be considered TPV-policy compliant anyway: see the paragraph 6 of the TPV policy).
As a user of this viewer, you must also comply with Linden Lab’s Third-Party Viewer policy when you connect with this viewer to the Second Life grid, and I will take no responsibility whatsoever for any bugs or shortcomings that you would abuse or exploit in any way to violate the TOS of any grid you connect to, or to violate the TPV policy of Second Life.
Any change, be it small or large, that you will make to the original product, will make you the author of the software.
Finally, to make things crystal clear, let’s quote the GPL v2.0 under which this viewer is licensed:
11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If you do not agree, simply don’t use this viewer.