Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 OSHG: IMA Commerce working group forming

IMA Commerce working group forming
IMA Commerce WG, call for participation, citing of stakeholders, and statement of initial objectives regarding digital economy, intellectual property, and intergrid commerce.  Added comments about IMA's possible function as an OpenSim Chamber of Commerce.


  • Mike Lorry has formed a Kitely group called IMA Commerce Working Group.
  • That prepares for an IMA working group of the same name.
  • Related: Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce
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IMA Commerce Working Group Call for Participation

by Mike Lorry

Stakeholders in metaverse e-commerce are invited to participate in the Commerce Working Group to help develop standards and specifications for the IMA's roadmap for OS development. The CWG has three main areas of concern:


a) digital economy: money systems, virtual finance, and regulatory compliance with real world legal systems.

b) intellectual property: developing specifications for improved permissions systems, better content security and theft/fraud detection, exploring smart contract technologies, and simplifying IP protection and dispute resolution, and reforming OAR technologies to preserve original creator credits.

c) intergrid commerce: improving the ability of merchants to sell across the hypergrid, to send content and receive payments, and communicate with customers via groups, chat, and other technologies.

Stakeholders may include any of the following: 

  • Grid owners/managers for grids that operate their own grid money system and/or content marketplace (online or inworld), 
  • 3rd party money systems (Gloebit/Podex, etc), 
  • content creators
  • coders with an interest in improving these features of OpenSim.

My comment

The previous articles have described a possible need for an an organization doing for OpenSim what is usually done (in US) for cities by a local Chamber of Commerce.  IMA seems to be emerging as the organization that can do that.  The IMA Commerce WG is planning to take on some of the tasks aimed at meeting that need.  

Other needs remain to be taken by WGs dealing with

  • Promotion of OpemSim to the public.
  • Outreach
  • Ease of entry (viewer changes)
  • Web-worlds as marketing sites on the web.
  • Marketing and Merchandising.
  • Beginners help.
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News and Notes

The Hypergrid WIP Show

  • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. 
  • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
  • Selby will be doing test video capture of presentations in voice.  These may be posted on YouTube.
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  • Presentations are in voice and text.  
  • For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  
  • Voice presentations may be captured in video.  
  • Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

Next WIP show

  • Sunday May 28, noon SLT (California) time
  • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
  • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
  • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22
  • Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
  • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
  • world.narasnook.com:8900
  • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
  • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

          Previous Articles from the WIP show 

          HG links-- depending on your interests 

          Communities in the virtual worlds

          Radio in the virtual worlds

          Metaverse beginner help

                                Schools in virtual worlds







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