Second Life's Chief Technology Officer Cory Ondrejka is leaving the company to "pursue new professional challenges." The New York Times
reports that Ondrejka, who basically oversaw the code which makes Second Life
, will leave his No. 4 position at developer Linden Labs by the end of the year.
Linden Labs CEO Philip Rosedale says the needs of the company are changing and Ondrejka doesn't seem to be part of those needs. Second Life
, according to the NYT
, is suffering from hackers and other intertube related issues. Ondrejka was the man behind SL
users retaining intellectual property rights
to their virtual creations, which created the thriving e-commerce developer Linden Labs currently enjoys with the virtual world.