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Linden Lab recently announced the aquisition of new technology from Windward Mark Interactive. WindLight and Nimble provide realistic atmospheric rendering and 3D cloud simulation. Linden Lab plans to integrate the graphics technology into the Second Life world to enhance the experience for visitors.

"This is a great example of the benefits of an open-source model," said Cory Ondrejka, CTO of Linden Lab. "Our core development team is tightly focused on improving the Second Life experience in terms of stability and scalability, but open sourcing has enabled external developers to integrate additional enhancements that are also hugely valuable; WindLight is one of these. We're excited to bring this technology to Second Life and pleased to have such a talented team of developers join Linden Lab."

"We're very excited to be joining Linden Lab," said Asi Lang, president of Windward Mark Interactive. "The acquisition of our rendering technologies is a testament to their quality and to the talent of our development team. We're exceedingly proud of WindLight and Nimble, and it will be exciting to see how the Second Life community will further advance our technology when it is open sourced."
Read more about the new technology at the links below.

GameDailybiz: Linden Lab Acquires New Tech
Macworld: Second Life Atmospheric Rendering
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