Update on the status of SL's erstwhile International Spaceflight Museum, which was created and maintained by RL aerospace engineers until it disappeared from SL last month due to unpaid tier and failure to get non-profit status from the IRS: While ISM has received donations to bring it back to SL, and ISM volunteers have paid back tier owed to Linden Lab, the company now says the sims associated with the museum have been idle too long, and would have to be bought again, to return. This according to ISM volunteer Katherine Prawl (Kat Lemieux in SL), who has been with the project since its inception in 2006.
But how long were the sims idle?
"[O]nly about a month at most," Kat tells me, "and the last week or two of that was while they were diddling around trying to get our PayPal account charged... Incidentally, I never did get an e-mail from Linden Lab saying the sims were going away. I don't know why. I discovered the account was disabled by accident, when I tried to log in for something."
So as it stands, the International Spaceflight Museum is still in limbo. I'm checking with Linden Lab now. Meantime, I've included a copy of the e-mail Katherine received from Linden Lab through an alt account used to maintain ISM, after the break.
On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Linden Lab Support wrote:
A comment has been added to your Case..
Avatar: AyeEss Emms
Type: Account on Hold
Status: Waiting for Customer Acceptance
Unfortunately, both of those regions have been taken offline due to the long delinquency of this account. If you would like to be a land owner again, you will need to purchase land thru the land tab on your dashboard.
If you have any further questions about this issue, please do not hesitate to contact us by responding to this ticket. For all other concerns, please file another ticket. https://secondlife.com/ and then click the help tab
[Linden staffer name redacted]
Linden Lab Support