There.com and what's in it for Linux
I just spotted this on digg.com. Below is a video example of what life is like in the 3D chatroom world, there.com.
Too bad it only runs on Windows and takes a whopping 500MB download and installation before you can get started!!! Yikes.
If only they had slimmed down the goals of the project, perhaps they could have made it work with less to download and support a larger audience of people.
Sure, this would probably do better as a Flash plug-in object or Java applet, but Richard Stallman would disapprove because Flash and Java are proprietary. Another option is something you download and install. If you build it in Python, then someone has to download cygwin on Windows and you'd have quite a bit of compatibility testing. Probably the best option, unfortunately, is to build it in a kind of Java that is Stallman-approved because it is not made by Sun. (He mentioned it in a speech, but I don't know the link. Also, I say "unfortunately" because I'm not a fan of Java.) Anyway, on all platforms, you could download the Java app and it would have a filename extension that caused it to run only under this Stallman-approved Java-like language.