Linden Lab Selects Atlassian JIRA for New 'Second Life' Viewer Open Source Project.SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden -- Linden Lab Linden Lab is a privately held company based in San Francisco, California. Its CEO is Philip Rosedale, former CTO of Real Networks. Mitch Kapor is on the board of directors. The company was founded in 1999. The name comes from Linden Street, the street it was originally based on. [R], creator of the highly successful Second Life[R] virtual world, has selected Atlassian JIRA JIRA Japan Industries Association of Radiological Systems (trade organization)
JIRA Japan Investor Relations Association for bug and issue tracking for their open source development community. JIRA, the world's most popular Java-based issue tracker, is used by over four thousand organisations in more than 60 countries, including many open source projects.
Yesterday, Linden Lab released the code of its Viewer application to the open source software community. The Second Life Viewer is used by subscribers or 'Residents' to access the virtual world's Grid. Free to download from the Second Life website, the Viewer software enables Residents to control their in-world avatars, interact with each other via Instant Message, create content, buy and sell objects, access multimedia content and to navigate around the virtual environment. The source code for the sophisticated client software will now be made available to developers who wish to extend and enhance its functionality.
JIRA is an extremely flexible tool for managing tasks and issues associated with any project. While most JIRA customers use the application for bug tracking, many, including Linden Lab, use JIRA to manage other business-related tasks. For over a year, Linden Lab has leveraged JIRA internally as a collaboration and knowledge sharing tool between employees. As Linden Lab CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Philip Rosedale Philip Rosedale (born 1969) is an American businessman and technologist, best known as the creator of the virtual world Second Life. Within the Second Life metaverse, his avatar is known as Philip Linden. , reported in a case study published last year, "Now, on your first day of work at Linden Lab you're given your login, your JIRA login, and your first task, which is to log into JIRA." (full case study available at http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/casestudies/linden.jsp)
"We think Linden Lab has employed JIRA in the most innovative and exciting manner of just about any customer," said Jeffrey Walker
Jeffrey Walker (born March 25, 1969) is a bass guitarist and singer from St Helens, UK. , president at Atlassian. "They have been great evangelists for the product and we were happy to support their new open source endeavour."
Atlassian recently released JIRA 3.7, the latest version of their professional issue and bug tracker. This major release introduced a project roles feature and included over 100 bug fixes and 60 improvements. JIRA is free to qualified open source project and non-profits, and commercial users benefit from an up-front and open pricing and licensing policy. For more information for a free 30-day evaluation, visit www.atlassian.com/software/jira.
Four years ago Atlassian introduced JIRA, which today is one of the world's most popular issue trackers for IT project management. Atlassian's second product, Confluence, is widely considered the most advanced enterprise wiki A Web site that can be quickly edited by its visitors with simple formatting rules. Developed by Ward Cunningham in the mid-1990s to provide collaborative discussions, there are several "wiki" tools on the market for creating such sites, including www.editme.com, www.seedwiki.com, www. available. New products include Atlassian Crowd Crowd is a web-based single sign-on (SSO) tool that simplifies application provisioning and identity management. Crowd is comprised of an administration console and an integration API where multiple web applications are integrated. , a single sign-on An identification system that lets users log into multiple Web sites on the Internet with one username and password. Single sign-on systems are also used within an enterprise, enabling users to access all authorized resources in the local network using the same username and password. solution, and Bamboo, a continuous integration server. Atlassian is a new breed of company, building affordable, lightweight software, and has over 5,000 customers worldwide in more than 60 countries including 30 of the world's top 50 corporations. For more information, visit http://www.atlassian.com.