Roll up your sleeves, folks. As the anger at Linden Lab gives way to planning for our futures beyond Second Life, we need plans.
I've shared a few resources earlier on client choices for those trying to find out what is available in OpenSim grids.
Now I've culled more good news and advice from posts and comments by:
- Ener Hax: a step-by-step guide to preparing to pack up a build (and parts of your inventory) before immigrating. Consider this a "big picture" strategy with some specific tips.
- Ener (again): Some OpenSim hosting options for those leaving SL with an excellent history of how (and why) she and subQuark moved from SL to Reactiongrid to Simhost.
- Maria Korolov, Editor, Hypergrid Business: Advice to Educators
- Maria (again): How to Choose an OpenSim Hosting Company
- Soror Nishi's posts tagged Inworldz, where she has set up an island. InWorldz boasts a rapidly growing population and a social scene, so if your projects ask students to explore an online community, you may do well to follow Soror's adventures
- Marketplace for OAR files that can be used for OpenSim grids: http://myopensim.com/index.php