The popular Linden Lab staffer known as Oskar Linden recently confirmed on the Second Life Universe forum widespread SL community rumors that he was fired from the company, for "quite vague" reasons, he says. This comes a month or so after my friend Yoz Linden also reported leaving the comnpany. Sad news for the community and for them, but since both are very talented techies, I'm confident they'll both wind up in better places. It's difficult to comment beyond that, not knowing all the details, but it's worth repeating Oskar's last words on his announcement to the SL user community: "You are Second Life, not Linden Lab. Never forget that. I love you all and will miss working with you greatly!