Warning about Virtual Money and 3rd Party Virtual Economies.
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Author:  Nebadon Izumi [ Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:09 am ]
Post subject:  Warning about Virtual Money and 3rd Party Virtual Economies.

I know everyone is excited and interested in having access to some kind of in world economics and ability to sell items, But I must at this time issue a warning to everyone about the use of these types of systems in OSgrid and OpenSimulator. First most i must say that OSgrid.org does not and will not endorse use of these systems at this time and for the foreseeable future. There are many reasons why using any OpenSimulator based economy is a truly bad idea right now, for one this system (OpenSimulator) is not secure, OSgrid.org and its volunteer staff can not insure the safety of your money, if you do choose to use these systems and something goes wrong OSgrid.org and its staff can not do anything to help you rectify the situation or reclaim any lost funds, systems like VirWox and others that are not controlled by OSgrid.org should not be considered production level systems and thus not fully secure and that OSgrid.org can not insure these servers security. It is our opinion at this time storing anything that can lead to real money exchanges is a bad idea until more security can be provided. It is important for everyone to know that OSgrid.org does not and will not support or use these systems within the OSgrid.org Grid or any OSgrid.org hardware, So let this be your warning now, and remember OSgrid is not the safest place to be transacting currency either real or not, OSgrid.org does not own or operate any of these systems, and OSgrid.org does not endorse or suggest the use of these systems in any way shape or form, ultimately the decision and responsibility is yours and the region owner who's region you are using these systems in and any and all support questions about said modules falls back to the original creator, Any assets or inventory you purchase via these systems has absolutely no value and if the asset or inventory is lost or damaged in anyway OSgrid Inc. will not be able to compensate you or help you recover said asset or inventory item. Anyone found abusing or misusing or even misrepresenting that OSgrid Inc supports these types of systems will be banned from the grid without warning, It is our suggestion that you do not use these systems at this time.

If you are considering using Virtual world systems here are some things you should consider before making your choice, is the system your considering using offices and hardware located inside the country you live in, if not you will have no legal recourse to recover lost funds. Does the system your considering using provide a phone number contact and Office address for you to speak to a live person who can help you with technical difficulties, if the system you are considering using does not meet that criteria you should not use it and you should consider this service not trust worthy of you and your potential customers service.

If you have any questions on this topic you can contact me privately to discuss the matter.

Neb :ugeek:

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