[SLED] Second Life CEO Philip Rosedale Stepping Down

Char-Lez Braden komori_san at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 14 12:29:38 PDT 2008


I know this much, if SL starts running ads all over my metaverse experience I'll be the first one to drop my premium account and my SIM, and perhaps all of SL completely.


> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 13:37:57 -0500
> From: Aldon.Hynes at Orient-Lodge.com
> Subject: RE: [SLED] Second Life CEO Philip Rosedale Stepping Down
> To: educators at lists.secondlife.com
> 
> Gary,
> 
>    I'm curious about where you get the idea that the money behind LL is
> getting antsy and wants to see an ROI.  It seems to contradict what Mitch
> Kapor, the largest investor in LL said at Davos.
> 
> Aldon
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
> [mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com]On Behalf Of Gary
> Anderson
> Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:30 PM
> To: SL Educators
> Subject: Re: [SLED] Second Life CEO Philip Rosedale Stepping Down
> 
> 
> Expect a biz whiz, restructuring type, probably big ten biz school grad
> with consulting background. As for SL, it means it had better start
> paying for the corporate, ad-oriented world, or its likely to take a
> hit. The money behind it is getting antsy and wants to see a ROI.
> 
> Gary Anderson
> 
> Chris Collins wrote:
> > The Second Life Twitterverse is all agog:
> >
> >
> >         *EXCLUSIVE - Rosedale to step down as Linden Lab CEO*
> >
> > Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:03am PDT
> >
> > /By *Adam Reuters* <http://secondlife.reuters.com/stories/author/adam/>*
> >
> > */SECOND LIFE, March 14 (Reuters) - Linden Lab Chief Executive Philip
> > Rosedale said on Friday the company he founded has begun a search for
> > a new CEO with more operational and management expertise.
> >
> > Rosedale will become chairman of the Linden Lab board when his
> > successor is found, replacing Mitch Kapor, who will remain a board
> > member and the company’s largest investor. Rosedale said he will also
> > keep a full-time role at the company working on product development
> > and strategy.
> >
> > “This is my life’s work,” he told Reuters in an interview. “I’m not
> > going anywhere, and I’m still full-time on this, probably for the rest
> > of my life.”
> >
> >
> > Read the rest of the story at:
> >
> http://secondlife.reuters.com/stories/2008/03/14/exclusive-rosedale-to-step-
> down-as-linden-lab-ceo/
> >
> >
> >
> > Obviously will have big implications for the future of Second Life.
> > Any guesses about who will replace him or what impact it will have on
> > the world?
> >
> >
> > - Chris/Fleep
> >
> >
> >
> > Chris M. Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque)
> > Facilitator, UC Second Life Learning Community
> > Ohio Learning Network Second Life Ambassador
> > Co-Moderator, OLN Second Life Listserv
> > UCit Instructional & Research Computing
> > University of Cincinnati
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> > PO Box 210658
> > Cincinnati, OH 45221-0658
> > (513)556-3018
> > chris.collins at uc.edu
> >
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