Transcript of NPC Meeting with Spoton3D January 27, 2012

We had a great Nonprofit Meeting on January 27, featuring Philippe of the Spoton3D virtual world platform. And the Mentors continued their survey of third party Second Life clients.

The full transcript follows…

Nonprofit Commons Meeting
January 27, 2012, 8:30am PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


8:30am Introductions

8:40am TechSoup Announcements

8:45am Mentors Corner

8:55am Spoton3D

9:30am OpenMic/ Announcements


[08:32] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I gues s we should get started
[08:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Thanks for joining us at the Nonprofit Commons weekly meetup
[08:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I’m Rik Panganiban, community manager here
[08:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): We’re so happy you could join us.
[08:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Every week we gather folks from the nonprofit community, as well as educators, activists, and concerned residents of SL
[08:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Where we talk about news, developments and opportunities that effect nonprofits both here and in the real world
[08:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): We had a great speaker today from Spoton3D.
[08:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): But first up we have intrductions and some family business
[08:34] Second Life: Coughran Mayo is online.
[08:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Please feel free to introduce yourself in the text chat
[08:34] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria, BC Canada @buffyb
[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Washington. @renneemiko
[08:35] Chayenn: monique richert , protect yourself 1, inc; Baltimore MD,, @PY1US
[08:35] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Los Angeles, Health Care and Human Rights
[08:35] Adalace Jewell: Coine Van Hellemont, RoSa Library Brussels, Belgium @adalace
[08:35] DJ Earnshaw: Don Singleton, Tulsa, OK (DJ Earnshaw, Professor Viper) HelpingTulsa and APCUG, @donsingleton
[08:35] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability
[08:35] Chad Mikado: Chad Gobert; National Service InclusioChad Gobert; National Service Inclusion Project UMass Boston;;Chad Gobert; National Service Inclusion Project UMass Boston;
[08:35] Second Life: Fatty (eros.foehammer) is offline.
[08:35] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Philippe Pascal, Marketing & Jack-of-all-trades at SpotON3D, Belgian –
[08:35] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Typically we say our real world name, organization, locaiton in the real world, website and twitter handles. Please share whatever you feel comfortable sharing.
[08:35] Pathfinder Lester: John Lester, Chief Learning Officer, ReactionGrid Inc. Montreal, Quebec.
[08:35] Lyssa (janlyssa.serenity): Lyssa Rowan, Job Accommodation Network @JANatJAN
[08:35] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Bruce Hestley, Transgender American Veterans Association, Akron, OH,
[08:35] Ozma Malibu: Sandra Andrews, Floaters Org, Arizona, Mexico and On the Road, @ozma
[08:35] Pathfinder Lester: twitter: @pathfinder
[08:35] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Welcome Philippe!
[08:35] Andy Evans: Andy Mallon, Social Research Foundation
[08:35] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup, @alebez, @techsoup.
[08:35] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, Neenah Historical Society, Wisconsin USA
[08:35] Panny Bakerly: Freeport Historical Society & Museum, Freeport, NY @ffpthissoc
[08:36] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, Online Community Manager, TechSoup, San Francisco, @MichaelDeLongSF,
[08:36] Namaara MacMoragh: Gloria Kraegel, nonprofit consultant, on behalf of the Brain Energy Support Team, Tacoma WA USA (and
[08:36] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Ty, pleasure to be here
[08:36] Red (talkwithmarie): Marie C.-talkwithmarie, aka Red., Greater Boston, Girls project/Girl TV/Talk!withmarie,,, @talkwithmarie
[08:36] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Rik Panganiban, community manger, Nonprofit Commons / TechSoup, Oakland CA, @npsl @betterverse
[08:36] Zotarah Shepherd: BEACH College, California
[08:37] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is online.
[08:37] Coughran Mayo: Dick Dillon, Innovaision, LLC St. Louis MO @Coughran, @Innovaision
[08:37] Angelle Marquette: Angèle Lubin, AARISS Innovators RL Space projects with kids
[08:38] Buffy Beale: waves to Ange 🙂
[08:38] Hour Destiny: Morris Cox, Mesquite NV, @morriscox, mentioned Spoton3D at the VWER meeting yesterday.
[08:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks Hour
[08:39] Sarvana Haalan: Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) Baltimore, MD –
[08:39] Hour Destiny: You’re welcome.
[08:39] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): anyone else?


[08:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): If not we should move on to updates from TechSoup the founder of the Nonprofit Commons.
[08:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Bulaklaklaklaklak?
[08:40] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): go ahead sir
[08:40] Buffy Beale: yayy Bulaklak!
[08:40] bulaklak: Hi, I am TechSoup! The founder of the commons.
[08:40] Iona Geordi (nancy.hilltop): just looking for a new charity to donate to sounds like i got a lot to pick from
[08:40] bulaklak: heh sorry
[08:40] bulaklak: Hi, all!
[08:40] Red (talkwithmarie): hi
[08:41] Anan Glasswing (ananglasswing): Nana Simopoulos from Topia Arts Center
[08:41] Coughran Mayo: Ah, the Talking Tech Soup, awesome
[08:41] bulaklak: So I wanted to tell you about a new initiative we have on our Twitter account.
[08:41] Anan Glasswing (ananglasswing): hi everyone.
[08:41] Second Life: only in sl (viale.linden) is online.
[08:41] bulaklak: We were recently inspired by @Sweden, which is the official Twitter feed of the country
[08:41] bulaklak: They have a different citizen tweet for each week
[08:41] bulaklak: So…we now have community members taking over our Twitter once a week on Thursdays
[08:42] bulaklak: Yesterday was our inagurul day
[08:42] Hour Destiny: That could be interesting…
[08:42] bulaklak: With our longtime volunteer Jayne Cravens
[08:42] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I saw that on Facebook
[08:42] bulaklak: It was really a lot of fun and was great to have that fresh energy
[08:42] Sarvana Haalan: awesome
[08:42] Buffy Beale: interesting bulaklak, so you have a volunteer once a week?
[08:42] bulaklak: She did a fantastic job of switching up the voice, highlighting certain issues (volunteerism and accessibility to be exact), and making new connections for us
[08:43] bulaklak: We look forward to many more of such instances in the months ahead
[08:43] bulaklak: REad more about it here
[08:43] bulaklak:
[08:43] bulaklak: And look for a write-up soon of lessons learned and highlights
[08:44] bulaklak: I also wanted to say we are super excited to officially launch the third annual Digital Storytelling Challenge next week
[08:44] bulaklak: We’ve been talking about it here for a while
[08:44] Coughran Mayo: /me wonders what we ever do with those “lessons learned”?
[08:44] bulaklak: Our first webinar is next week
[08:44] bulaklak: Heh, good point Coghran
[08:44] bulaklak: they sit on a wiki somewhere
[08:44] bulaklak: anyway
[08:44] bulaklak: Our first webinar covers Pre Production
[08:44] bulaklak: Everything you need to know before you press record
[08:45] bulaklak: You can register for all three webinars here
[08:45] bulaklak:
[08:45] bulaklak: They’re all free, of course
[08:45] bulaklak: And they are all on Thursdays at 11am
[08:45] bulaklak: Pacifc
[08:45] Flight Band: All Go
[08:45] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): awesome!
[08:45] Hour Destiny: Coughran, look for a Nuggets section on the Wiki in the future. 😀
[08:45] bulaklak: Lastly I want to call out the culmination of a big project for TechSoup
[08:46] bulaklak: We’ve been working closely with Microsoft on this really neat impact map
[08:46] bulaklak: It shows amazing stories globally of how technology helps NGOs achieve their missions
[08:46] bulaklak: We’ve been entering stories and tweaking things these last few months
[08:46] bulaklak: And now it’s up on TechSoup
[08:46] bulaklak: It’s really pretty cool so please do go look at it
[08:47] bulaklak:
[08:47] bulaklak: Thanks, all! It’s great to see you as always.
[08:47] Flight Band: All Go
[08:47] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks to you at the NPC who submitted our stories
[08:47] bulaklak: Oh that’s right!
[08:47] Iona Geordi (nancy.hilltop): if your charity has a website with an event calendar with events in world even if i don’t pick your charity i might come to some of the events
[08:47] bulaklak: Some of thsoe storires came from here.
[08:48] bulaklak: Everyone have a great weekend!
[08:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks bulaklak


[08:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): And now to our ever popular Mentors Corner
[08:48] Second Life: James at Lloud (lloud.laffer) is offline.
[08:48] Second Life: Trill Zapatero is online.
[08:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Mentors come on down if youa re presenting
[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: We have Sarvana today sharing the Imprudence Viewer!
[08:48] Second Life: James at Lloud (lloud.laffer) is online.
[08:49] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): the Mentors are our crack team of volunteer helpers at the NPC
[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Sarvana!
[08:49] Red (talkwithmarie): Yay Sar!!!
[08:49] Flight Band: All Go
[08:49] Gentle Heron: YAY Sarvana!
[08:49] Buffy Beale: that’s great Nancy
[08:49] Buffy Beale: cheering for Sar!!!
[08:49] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): cool
[08:49] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is offline.
[08:50] Sarvana Haalan: Hello
[08:50] Namaara MacMoragh: 🙂
[08:51] Buffy Beale: Hi ther Namaara 🙂
[08:51] Buffy Beale: oops Sar are you crashing I wonder?
[08:51] Namaara MacMoragh: hi Buffy
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: She looks like it.
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: oh!
[08:51] Buffy Beale: whew, made it lol nice going Sar
[08:52] Sarvana Haalan: I am stil adusting to Windows 7
[08:52] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is online.
[08:52] Sarvana Haalan: ok
[08:52] Sarvana Haalan: Hello everyone
[08:53] Sarvana Haalan: As a regular user of Imprudence Viewer I di want to share i with ou
[08:53] Anan Glasswing (ananglasswing): I was not able to open up the SL browser so I am on my pocket MV. how do I look?
[08:53] Second Life: Rhiannon Chatnoir is online.
[08:54] Second Life: Mariagra Lamplight is online.
[08:54] Zotarah Shepherd: Mostly invisible to me ana
[08:54] Buffy Beale: look ing gooood
[08:54] Sarvana Haalan: First a bird’s view… Imprudence 1.4:
Last release?: 2011-09
Code Lineage: LL Snowglobe 1.5
Language: License: “C++, GPL”
Supported Platforms: “Windows, Mac, Linux”
Stability in SL: High
Stability in OSgrid: High
Graphics support: Standard + Shadows
Avatar support: standard SL avatar
Max Cache /Bandwidth: 1 GB / 5000 Kbps
CLIENT NAME / index: Imprudence 1.2.1
Audio supported: Yes
Video support: Yes
Voice support: Yes
Text-to-Speech: No
Player Song Info: Yes
Import/Export: Yes
Chat translator: No
Multi-grid support: Good
Client-Side Scripting: No
[08:54] Sarvana Haalan: as comared to SL Viewer
[08:55] Sarvana Haalan: SL Viewer 2.1.1
Last release?: 2010-08
Code Lineage: LL
Language: License: “C++, LGPL”
Supported Platforms: “Linux, Mac (intel only), Windows”
Stability in SL: Medium
Stability in OSgrid:
Graphics support: Standard + Shadows
Avatar support: standard SL avatar
Plugins: LL media plugins
Max Cache /Bandwidth: 1 GB / 5000 Kbps
CLIENT NAME / index: SL Viewer 2.1.1
Audio supported: Yes
Video support: Yes
Voice support: Yes
Text-to-Speech: No
Player Song Info: No
Import/Export: No
Chat translator: Yes
Multi-grid support: Yes
Client-Side Scripting: No
[08:55] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): no mesh support?
[08:55] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is offline.
[08:55] Zotarah Shepherd: I use Imprudence for OS ok.
[08:56] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is online.
[08:56] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I do as well
[08:56] Second Life: Fatty (eros.foehammer) is online.
[08:56] Sarvana Haalan: I ufrom what I .. no… may be others kn ow therewise
[08:57] Sarvana Haalan: I use it for OS… Kitely, JokaydiaGRID, ReactionGRID etc
[08:57] Sarvana Haalan: The only problem
[08:57] Second Life: Error: Invalid String (signpostmarv.martin) is online.
[08:57] Second Life: Veri Oddfellow is online.
[08:57] Second Life: Fatty (eros.foehammer) is offline.
[08:57] Sarvana Haalan: I just upgraded to a newer computer… it has Windows 7 and It has been a difficult switch
[08:57] Hour Destiny:…
[08:58] Second Life: RJ Muni is online.
[08:58] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I’mwearing mesh now for example
[08:58] Rhiannon Chatnoir: there are quite a few of the library avatars that are mesh
[08:58] Rhiannon Chatnoir: here in SL
[08:58] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is offline.
[08:58] Sarvana Haalan: I did preparea noteard… with more info
[08:59] Sarvana Haalan: About Imprudence

Imprudence is an open source metaverse viewer project based on the Second Life Viewer source.

The goal of Imprudence is to greatly improve the usability of the Viewer through community involvement, thoughtful design, modern development methods, and a pro-change atmosphere.

The latest source code for the Imprudence Viewer is always available on their Github project.

All code is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.0 (plus a special exception). See LICENSE-source.txt for details.

Features of the Imprudence viewers
Imprudence has many features and improvements over the regular Second Life viewer, including countless user interface improvements and numerous OpenSim-specific features and fixes.

Stable Release Features
In the stable releases of the Imprudence viewer they have included the features below.

Please note that the list is not complete.

Avatar appearance
[08:59] Zotarah Shepherd: Mesh avatars usually look like big doughnuts to me
[08:59] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is online.
[09:00] Sarvana Haalan: Right now… everyone is still gray…. So Windows 7 and Imprudence for me is lukewarm
[09:00] Veri Oddfellow: Brad Lewis, Great STrides, Maryland, US
[09:01] Sarvana Haalan: I do prefer Imprudence
[09:01] Rhiannon Chatnoir: there is a nice viewer comparison list available as a google doc that has some of these features of one vs another…
[09:01] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is offline.
[09:01] Sarvana Haalan: It great for my hypergrid jumping adventures
[09:01] Buffy Beale: that’s great thanks Rhi
[09:01] Hour Destiny: I’m using Radegast at the moment. Btw, you can move around while in 3D Scene.
[09:02] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): awesome Rhi!
[09:02] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): ok we’re running a bit overtime
[09:02] Sarvana Haalan: Yes… I may have to switch to another viewer if the problems with windows 7 continue
[09:03] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): can you summarize Sarvana?
[09:03] Sarvana Haalan: ok… I will send you th enotecard to distribute
[09:03] Second Life: Widget Whiteberry is online.
[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful Sar! Thank you so much!
[09:03] Sarvana Haalan: The use of a viewer should depend on your preference and in-world task
[09:03] Sarvana Haalan: Thank
[09:03] Sarvana Haalan: you
[09:04] Red (talkwithmarie): Great Sar! thx.
[09:04] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks sarvana
[09:04] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): I think impurudence has the best logo btw
[09:04] Sarvana Haalan: indeed
[09:04] Buffy Beale: thanks Sar
[09:04] Buffy Beale: QUESTION: Is there any security risk with Imprudence?
[09:04] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): philippe can you come on down please?
[09:04] Gentle Heron: Thanks for the comparison, Sarvana.
[09:05] Buffy Beale: or we an talk about it following this meeting at the Mentor’s meeting 🙂


[09:05] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): everyone please welcome Philippe Pascal of Spoton3D
[09:05] Buffy Beale: Yayyy Philippe!
[09:05] Gentle Heron: Hello Philippe and welcome.
[09:05] Sarvana Haalan: Thanks to th eMentors for your support!!
[09:05] Hour Destiny: Buffy, all software has security risks, really.
[09:05] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Goodevening all – thank you very much for this opportunity – It’s good to see you all.
[09:05] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): He’s graciously come to join us today from Belgium to talk about their new VW platform
[09:05] Sarvana Haalan: Hello Philippe
[09:05] Second Life: Pooky Amsterdam is offline.
[09:05] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Philippe why don’t you introduce yourself while I bring up your slides?
[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome Philippe!
[09:07] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Thanks Rik – Hi All, I’m Philippe Pascal from SpotON3D. I’ve been with them for the last couple of years as a business consultant, and those following the happenings at SpotON3D will probably have noticed that over the last few months I’m the marketing troll there „ã°
[09:07] Panny Bakerly: /me giggles…troll
[09:07] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): I’m here today to present you some of our key-values, and those aspects of VW’s where we think we can offer you an advantage as being nonprofit or educator
[09:08] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Please do feel free to poke me anytime during the presentation with questions or comments – Concerning the poking; using something sharp for best results
[09:08] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Before we start zooming into the specific features and advantages SpotON3D has to offer to non-profits and educators, let’s do a quick outline of what SpotON3D actually is. Founded in 2008, this Web World provider has based its services on Open Sim.
[09:08] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): It’s important to underline it’s “based” on Open Sim, as all along the way SpotON3D has in-house developed numerous add-ons, features and improvements to the point where the greater part of our engine has been fully developed by ourselves.
[09:09] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): We strongly believe in the three pillars SpotON3D has been based up on since day 1; relevance, reliability and security. Allow me to illustrate these with a few quick examples.
[09:10] Second Life: Widget Whiteberry is offline.
[09:10] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Relevance; for each new feature we create, relevance to our target group is an absolute priority. We had the option to go full-out for Mesh-implementation, or to create a higher level of accessibility by allowing them to log in through their trusted social networks. We strongly believed that creating an easier way of accessing our Web Worlds was more relevant, and have in meanwhile proudly launched our World on a Webpage.
[09:10] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Good to note here is that although this World on a Webpage plug-in was a priority for us, Mesh-Implementation is also to follow.
[09:11] Second Life: Doug (maccus.mccullough) is online.
[09:11] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Reliability not just for 30 people per region – but a steady, scalable and reliable solution for up to 125 avatars per region. Our cloud-serviced products (BoostCloud) are one of our flag ships, and are continuously being improved.
[09:12] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): We do persuade a higher amount of fully functional avatars per region, and are confidant to be able to announce a higher limit soon. Reliability also in the sense of automated back-ups, and making sure that even in worst case scenarios we got a build-in damage control.
[09:12] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Security, not only for our users, but also for copyrighted materials. SpotON3D does not only has a strong build-in protection for intellectual property, we’re also proud to mention we’ve got an exclusive agreement with virtual This allows us to mediate and arbiter using “brick&mortar” professionals for a very affordable pricing for all parties.
[09:13] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): nice use case!
[09:13] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Also child security is high up on our priority list; adults are automatically verified through their paypal accounts and there’s always action required to be able to visit the optional Good4Grownup areas on our grid.
[09:13] Hour Destiny: Maybe have a sort of Hacker Challenge. That might find a lot of issues.
[09:14] Hour Destiny: What if they cannot get PayPal accounts?
[09:14] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Good question Hour
[09:15] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): We’ve found that often it seems to be the case that parents or guardians keep their paypal passwords safer than their actual credit cards – which is why at this point we work this way. We are however investigating other secure ways of allowing people to verifu themselves and to take part in the in-world economy
[09:15] Second Life: Aki Shichiroji is online.
[09:15] Second Life: Yan Lauria is online.
[09:15] Second Life: Yan Lauria is offline.
[09:16] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Then to come to the main course of this presentation; SpotON3D’s features, products and services for Non-Profits. Let’s start with digging up those things we developed to make your life easier.
[09:16] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): As said before, the World on a Webpage app allows your visitors to log-in from their trusted social networks without the need of a standalone viewer. This application will in the future also be made available as an embeddable object for your own websites, allowing your users to log in directly from your own website using their favorite browser.
[09:16] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): wow!
[09:17] Second Life: bulaklak is offline.
[09:17] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): The advantage of social networks in this is that there’s a lot of steps one can skip in the registration process as the social network will fill that out for you.
[09:17] Hour Destiny: That’ll help with retention.
[09:17] Hour Destiny: Not to mention tech support.
[09:17] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): However, for SpotON3D making Web Worlds easier to use doesn’t stop there. Our team has also developed a set of ready-to-go tools for presentations and collaboration in-world, which we’ve called the “EzPrezTools”.
[09:18] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): This kit contains presentation boards, display boards and a black board, supporting all of the most popular file formats, from Word files to images to powerpoint presentations; these all can be uploaded with the same ease you’d upload them to facebook through our build-in web window. There’s no need to export them into a graphical format before uploading, and they’re useable within a matter of minutes within our Web Worlds.
[09:19] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Many of our services that are optional, like the EzPrezTools are managed through a website, which works in the build-in web window. That also allows us to offer better guidance on how to use these features.
[09:19] Second Life: Doug (maccus.mccullough) is offline.
[09:20] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Another great advantage of our build-in Web Window is that your users will never need to switch screens to view certain content you’d like to see them on the internet. When an internet link in our Web Worlds is clicked, a fully functional browser will open within the viewer software. This also allows easy browsing of our build-in eCommerce platform, which I will talk more about later on.
[09:20] Second Life: Doug (maccus.mccullough) is online.
[09:20] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): For an ever higher level of easy and secure accessibility by your users, you can even have them skip the registration process by creating their avatars for them. Professional users can get a so-called “Power Key Account” for this, and can create usernames and passwords for each individual user’s avatar. Also important to point out here is that you can fully configure their access rights, and define the types of content they can access. We believe this is an important advantage for educators, since you can make sure that in this way your students cannot access any Good4Grownup content.
[09:21] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): We also have a fully functional cloud service available in SpotON3D, which we call “BoostCloud Technology”. This technology allows you to host up to 125 avatars per region, for a low hourly fee. You can request your region to be cloud serviced though ATM’s we have available in world, and you only pay for the amount of time it’s needed. Although the current limit is 125 avatars per region, I’m happy to announce that this limit will soon be raised.
[09:22] Second Life: Chayenn is offline.
[09:22] Hour Destiny: Does the inworld browser block ads?
[09:22] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Quick remark – those ATM’s do bring up the build-in web window from where you can configure everything
[09:23] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): As far as I know, it doesn’t. But since it’s a viewer build by our team, I’m sure that if that should be something necessary, we should be able to configure such thing for you. I can’t say that for 100% sure though, as I’m not a techy but the marketing troll – kinda the lowest in the food chain 😉
[09:24] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Then to come to the HotSwap Scenes – There’s also no need to have several sims in SpotON3D if you require to have several region builds up and running. SpotON3D has developed a system we baptized “HotSwap Scenes”, which allows you to swap out full region builds with only a click of a mouse. This is a subscription based service, and you can use this with either your own region builds, or with regions created by sim developers which you can buy through our integrated eCommerce site “Spotonsynergy”.
[09:24] Second Life: Widget Whiteberry is online.
[09:25] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): All trades of in-world content are done through SpotONSynergy, to assure an optimal security of content and to make buying content easier. You do not need to click multiple times on vendors because they work differently compared to the store where you were before; once you know how to use SpotONSynergy, you can buy in any store on the SpotON3D grid using the same purchase process. Also SpotONSynergy has a build-in protection for minors, shielding off Good4Grownups-rated content if your avatar does not have access rights to this type of content.
[09:25] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Another feature of SpotONSynergy is our multiple-grid delivery system. Content bought on SpotONSynergy cannot only be delivered to any of the SpotON3D Web Worlds, but can also be delivered to Second Life, if the merchant used our “Double Dutch Delivery”-system.
[09:26] Second Life: Widget Whiteberry is offline.
[09:26] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): This universal marketplace system fits in with the SpotON3D philosophy of the “universal avatar”. SpotON3D has indeed got several Web Worlds, each facilitating its own micro-community dedicated or based around a certain subject. However; each avatar created in SpotON3D is able to teleport from one Web World to another, carrying along all of its assets in its inventory.
[09:26] Hour Destiny: Maybe companies like Microsoft will make their products available in-world, including via TechSoup. 🙂
[09:27] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): I’m happy you brought that up – I nearly forgot to say that our team is able to team up with other ecoomerce sites to allow you to ie. buy real software with our inworld currency, and download it through Spotonsynergy.
[09:28] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): nice
[09:28] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Going back to the universal avatar – This means that you can go to work in our BizGrid Web World which is solely dedicated to businesses, afterwards teleport to EduMerge to take some after-work courses and end your day by visiting one of the live music gigs in one of our recreational Web Worlds. There’s no need to separately login – you teleport from one Web World to the other with the same ease as teleporting from one region to another.
[09:28] Hour Destiny: I can read people’s minds…
[09:28] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): /me desperatly looks for his tinfoil hat
[09:28] Buffy Beale: lol
[09:28] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Important to note here is that when required, we can shield off this functionality. If you’re for example an educator running its own private Web World, we can make sure that your students cannot visit any other Web Worlds of ours with their avatars. More about private label web worlds to follow later on.
[09:29] Second Life: Pathfinder Lester is offline.
[09:29] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): lets show your final slides so people can ask questions
[09:29] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): ok „ã°
[09:30] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): So – quickly going through these – There’s various other “goodies” for our users – ranging from less limits to a few things we changed in the building process – larger prims, no linking distance, and linksets that can exceed 256 prims.
[09:30] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): We also got an alternative for what in here is Linden Homes – which we’ve called our “PodPads”.
[09:31] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Then, last but not least – our range of land products
[09:31] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Parcels and 4 types of regions are available in any Web World of ours – and as said earlier; you can have your own fully functional Web World.
[09:32] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): There’s an action going currently that if you give us a good idea and a basic business plan – we might partner up with you, sponsoring you by giving you a ready to go Web World.
[09:33] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): that’s a lot of great features in your produce, philippe
[09:33] Hour Destiny: Like a 3D Shopping MMO for real and virtual products?
[09:33] Rhiannon Chatnoir: do you have a link to that iniative
[09:33] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Only thing left for me to say is to thank you all very much for your time – it’s been a pleasure giving you this quick presentation of about Spoton3D. I’m happy to take any questions, and off course also happy to talk to you. You can contact me anytime here in-world, by e-mail at or on skype by adding me. (skype-alias: ppmediadev).
[09:33] Iona Geordi (nancy.hilltop): if you could get me cheaper land i would think about it
[09:34] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Rhiannon – would you mind sending me your email address – then I’d be most happy to send you all information about that.
[09:34] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Yes Hour – that’s one of the things we consider possible even on short term
[09:34] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Thanks Rik – and thank you all. Hope you’ll all have a wonderful weekend.
[09:34] Buffy Beale: QUESTION: Do you give a price break for Nonprofits or Social Benefit orgs?
[09:34] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): that was a lot of content
[09:35] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Yes Buffy – those do depend on quantity. But I’m most happy to send you more information.
[09:35] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Alternative to Buffy’s question: what kind of budget to get started should a nonprofit or educator look at?
[09:36] Buffy Beale: ok, thanks ppmediadev, I’ll follow up with you on that
[09:36] Sarvana Haalan: Thanks for sharing
[09:36] Buffy Beale: great question RIk
[09:36] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): That’s a though one to answer Rik, depends on their needs and whether they want to get started with a few regions or a whole web world. Region pricing starts at 30usd/month, Private Web Worlds we need to price per case
[09:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): that sounds very reasonable
[09:37] Second Life: RJ Muni is offline.
[09:37] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Any other burning questions while we have Philippe here with us?
[09:37] Iona Geordi (nancy.hilltop): i pay 17.95 for premium with a free linden home 512 plot then 1024 plot could you do that cheaper
[09:37] Hour Destiny: Any estimates on ROI?
[09:38] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): If someone wants to arrange a Spoton3D tour, I’m sure others woulld want to join
[09:38] Buffy Beale: QUESTION: can you configure an avatar similar to Second Life or is there just the ones to pick from?
[09:38] Buffy Beale: *are there the default clothing or shape for instance
[09:38] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): You can configure your avatar as you please – though in business oriented worlds for example, we will ask you to be “human”
[09:38] Buffy Beale: what??? lol
[09:38] Red (talkwithmarie): hehe
[09:38] Buffy Beale: c’mon that’s old school thinking 🙂
[09:39] Buffy Beale: suits and tie stuff lol
[09:39] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): There is a series of default avatars to start from, and at each landing point you can go freebie hunting
[09:39] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): well – we’ve found that many rl business people are scared seeing a tiny 😉
[09:39] Buffy Beale: yes, but they’ll soon be out of the workforce
[09:39] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): hehe
[09:39] Zotarah Shepherd: Can you design and import textures?
[09:39] Buffy Beale: 🙂
[09:39] Gentle Heron: Philippe, many RL business types are scared seeing a human in a wheelchair. Let’s educate them!
[09:40] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Yes – texture imports are free
[09:40] Buffy Beale: that’s great ppmediadev
[09:40] Red (talkwithmarie): awesome idea Gentle:)
[09:40] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Unfortunatly – I know that too well Gentle
[09:40] Hour Destiny: I can just see hundreds of people in wheelchairs going thru businesses…
[09:41] Buffy Beale: It’s always amazing to me how people try to turn the virtual world into the real world mirror instead of taking advantage of the new media
[09:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): If you have further questions or inquirires get in touch with Philippe here or via email
[09:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Let’s thank him for joining us today!
[09:41] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker):
[09:41] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Thank you all
[09:41] Buffy Beale: clapping, great presentation ppmediadev, thanks!
[09:41] Gentle Heron: Thank you Phil. Tons of info.
[09:41] James at Lloud (lloud.laffer): Thank you Phillipe
[09:41] Zotarah Shepherd: How about scripting objects, animations?
[09:41] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): WOOT!!!!!
[09:41] Second Life: Brena Benoir is online.
[09:41] Hour Destiny: Thanks, Phillppe.
[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you! This was great!!
[09:42] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): FYI next week we feature Fearless Nation PTSD support, which recently moved most of their operations from SL over to Spoton3D
[09:42] alebez: This was a great look into what SpoOn3D has in the works! Thank you Philippe. If you would like to continue this conversation, please visit our TechSoup forum thread here: was a great look into what SpoOn3D has in the works! Thank you Philippe. If you would like to continue this conversation, please visit our TechSoup forum thread here:
[09:42] alebez: yea, excuse the double double
[09:42] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Also Rockcliffe U has been holding classes in Spoton3D
[09:43] Sarvana Haalan: cool
[09:43] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Any other nonprofits to mention, philippe?
[09:43] Hour Destiny: Maybe list the organizations on the website?
[09:44] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): That’s a good idea, ty
[09:44] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): yes, there are
[09:44] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Purdue University, Applied Creative Training
[09:45] James at Lloud (lloud.laffer): bye all – time to work :O
[09:45] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): K12 Edu
[09:45] Second Life: James at Lloud (lloud.laffer) is offline.
[09:46] Hour Destiny: Wonder if NASA might be interested.


[09:46] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Okay we should move on to our final agenda item: open mic accouncements
[09:46] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Please indicate if you would like to announce something and I will call on you.
[09:47] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): while you do that, let me netion all the ways youcan find the NPC on the interwebs….
[09:47] Gentle Heron: I have three.
[09:47] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): Here are the many ways to can get involved with the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:

Nonprofit Commons blog:

Google Group:
Google Calendar:

About TechSoup:

Weekly Networking Event: Wharf Ratz, Aloft, Tuesdays, 7-9pm SLT…

Monthly Networking Event (3rd Thursday):
Common Ground, Plush, 5PM-7PM SLT…
[09:47] Gentle Heron: Rik, I have three events on Saturday to announce.
[09:47] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): got it gentle. anyone else?
[09:47] Second Life: Fleep Tuque is offline.
[09:48] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): ok go ahead gentle
[09:48] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability has three public events on Saturday. WHEW! I’ll do a quick list.
[09:48] Gentle Heron: Human Factors and Universal Design: Light, dark,sound, and noise

Presenter: Julie (Lolli) Bluebird

SATURDAY January 28, 5:30 am SLT
SUNDAY January 29, 5:30 pm SLT

The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability

Introduction to the effects of light, dark, sound and noise in our home environments; the pros and cons and what we can do to help ourselves.
[09:48] Sarvana Haalan: wooot, woot… Gentle
[09:48] Gentle Heron: of interest to Europeans:
[09:48] Gentle Heron: The Internal Market for Assistive ICT – Final report by the European Union

PRESENTER: Carla Broek

SATURDAY January 28, noon SLT/PST

The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability
[09:49] Gentle Heron: This study provides an analysis of the internal European market for inclusive and assistive ICT (information and communication technologies), the different roles and stakeholders as well as legislative aspects, with an emphasis on the different approaches of nine EU Member States providing support to people with disabilities to acquire the adequate assistive ICT.
[09:49] Buffy Beale: fanstatic and yay Carla!
[09:49] Gentle Heron: Carla is a brain tumor survivor, by the way!
[09:49] Gentle Heron: Both of these events this Saturday are part of an experiment Virtual Ability is doing with “distributed conferences.” Our conference title is Waiting for the World to Change, and we draw our topics from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Our presenters for this conference are spread out over two months. So far we are very satisfied with our results.
[09:49] Gentle Heron: Our third public event is an Art Tour. One of our community members, Nutron Ornitz, a double amputee, loves checking out artists in SL, and he takes us on tours to meet and talk with them. This one will be to the studio of Winter Nightfire, whom some of you already know.
[09:50] Gentle Heron: VAI Art Tour- Winter Nightfire

SATURDAY, January 28, 4 pm SLT

Winter’s Gallery, Hotel Chelsea, NYC
(Mature sim)

Winter Nightfire is a self-taught abstract-expressionist painter from San Francisco.
[09:50] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes
[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: Rah Winter!
[09:50] Gentle Heron: Although our research within our community members shows they don’t typically use social media to communicate about SL, our media contacts do, so we’re setting up a blog to showcase our weekly events. You can get a sneak peek at this blog here:

Thanks everyone.
[09:50] Buffy Beale: Yayy Winter she’s great!
[09:50] Chad Mikado: Neat events!
[09:50] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks gentle
[09:50] Gentle Heron: (finally done!)
[09:50] Buffy Beale: nice going Gentle
[09:50] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): wow great to see all of these events
[09:50] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): anyone else before we finish up here?
[09:50] Zinnia Zauber: Awesome!
[09:51] Zinnia Zauber: me
[09:51] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): go zinnia
[09:51] Zinnia Zauber: Just a reminder to get your Red on for CommonGround Feb 16!
[09:51] Zinnia Zauber: Start finding something to wear NOW!
[09:51] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[09:51] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): nice
[09:51] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): And Mentors are meeting right after this meeting?
[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: yes!
[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: Mentors meeting at 10 SLT. Go get some more tea!
[09:52] alebez: Just another reminder – if you would like to continue this conversation, please visit our TechSoup forum thread here:
[09:52] Buffy Beale: I see lot’s of new folks here today, so a reminder we meet here every week at 8:30 AM Second Life time
[09:52] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): stick around if you need help with anything related to SL
[09:52] Andy Evans: Rik, may I say something about our upcoming non profit event here?
[09:52] Buffy Beale: and for our Mentor meeting all are welcome to say if you have any questions or need any help
[09:53] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): otherwise, we’ll see you next week here at the same time!
[09:53] Buffy Beale: er stay even 🙂
[09:53] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): thanks for coming everyone and have a great friday
[09:53] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Thank you all again. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and I will follow up with everyone that poked me with their email addresses. Unfortunatly I’m gonna need to go and get dinner ready before the mrs decide to eat me.
[09:53] Second Life: Panny Bakerly is offline.
[09:53] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): special thanks to Philippe for joining us !
[09:53] Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker): Ciao all – take good care. „ã°
[09:53] Buffy Beale: lol ppmediadev best run
[09:54] Buffy Beale: oh, a question will the slides be available on the web?
[09:54] Hour Destiny: Buffy, I mentioned the SpotOn3D presentation in the VWER group, which apparently brought some of them here.
[09:54] Buffy Beale: nice going Hour
[09:54] Buffy Beale: dang, meant to ask about the slide availability earlier
[09:54] Andy Evans: Rik, may I say something about our upcoming non profit event here?
[09:55] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): andy we’re done but thats fine
[09:55] Andy Evans: The Social Research Foundation in cooperation with Gentle Heron at Virtual Ability islands will hold two Comedy Fundarising events called “Can You Top This?” where participants compete telling jokes. Each first purchases (that’s the donation) a LAUGH BOX we created which produces different laughter sounds after each joke depending on how well they like it. Please contact me Andy Evans for exact times.
[09:55] Second Life: alebez is offline.
[09:55] Buffy Beale: wow that’s great Andy, when is it?
[09:56] Andy Evans: next Friday FEb 3 in the evening and Saturday afernoon
[09:56] Andy Evans: exact tmes tbd shortly
[09:56] Second Life: Philippe Pascal (ppmediadev.blinker) is offline.
[09:56] Buffy Beale: ok well come again next week and announce it again if you’d like 🙂
[09:56] Andy Evans: tyvm
[09:56] Buffy Beale: 🙂
[09:57] Buffy Beale: have a delightful weekend everyone, see you next week if you’re not at the Mentor’s meeting in a few minutes
[09:57] Second Life: Panny Bakerly is online.
[09:57] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): gotta run. I’ll be around passively for teh Mentors meeting hopefully
[09:57] Buffy Beale: ok Rik, thanks
[09:57] Rik Panganiban (rik.riel): take care all!

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