Ebbe has responded to the story about Linden Lab working on a new virtual world;

ebbe tweets new vr worldThis takes care of one rumour, not starting out open source makes sense and it seems to suggest it may become open source at a later date.

My next question was about something that may keep me up at night in the near future;

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So nothing sure there yet then.
Lets hope that they realise that most of us really really don’t want to start completely from scratch.

In another tweet Ebbe made clear that SL will be around for a long time to come so this virtual world is probably not something we can expect to take over soon and/or Linden Lab is planning to allow both virtual worlds to coexist for a while.

My final question for tonight;

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So in short, this new Virtual World at the moment is not much more than in pre-alpha stage, perhaps even just something on paper.
It will be a long time before it becomes something we can actually try out.
Second Life isn’t going anywhere any time soon but will coexist with the new virtual world (probably as long as it keeps making a profit).
The idea is to keep using Linden Dollars and Marketplace.
It is too early to say if we will be able to export anything from SL to this new virtual world.

In her blog Inara Pey gives us a few more details and also shares the actual audio from the meeting where Ebbe made the announcement.
Make sure to check it out here; http://modemworld.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/ebbe-confirms-were-working-on-a-next-generation-platform-with-audio/