Several days ago I mentioned that I sold all my private land and took the money I got out of Second Life. One of the reasons I gave was that I was planning to get an island for IBM that we would dedicate to open source and standards. The island arrived tonight, and it is called Openlandia.
In a non-hurried way, I hope to have my team use this for a number of projects, both internal and external. I have a lot to learn about sim management and this will include terraforming the land, setting textures, dividing up some parcels, and so forth. It should be fun, especially after my hassles with zoning issues near my old land.
I plan to blog about the various design and construction issues for the island as this all comes together. My current model is that part of the island will be reserved for internal use, probably the center, and then the outer portions will have both permanent and changing functions.
Before getting into all that, I did something fun and quick, and that was sticking a small pond right in the middle, hence the picture. The island is private right now, which means it doesn’t come up on searches or on maps.