As we fine-tuned our hybrid structure taking inputs from the community, IMA began forming its Advisory Board which will have both appointed (to advise core IMA working group committees) and elected (to advise subscriber and non-subscriber working group committees). We have been very fortunate to have such talented and engaged members of the Virtual Worlds community at large from within Open Simulator and outside of Open Simulator communities. We've held many meetings, asked and answered many questions, and were rewarded with great feedback and new ideas!


Recently, we were asked about what resources IMA will be providing to our research and development working groups. While we have an idea what we can provide and what we think the working groups could use effectively, the door is always open to adding more resources if needed as the working group activities get underway!


To start, here is a list of resources IMA initially offers to Working Groups:

A project to get underway very soon includes integration of our web-based marketplace called the IMAginations Store with the Halcyon derivative of Open Simulator currently running on our test grid at This is where users will be able to share creative commons content as a service of IMA to the community or to sell content to users of grids where we are configured to deliver content.


Stay tuned!

IMA launched its Lists website on December 15, 2016. We are starting with one newsletter but our working groups may want to create their own newsletters so this is a resource we will be providing to the community!


If you haven't signed up for the lists yet, please go to this page and subscribe

Update 2/7/2017:


The Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy (MOSES) team is working hard to get a new release ready for the public. Recent work by the MOSES team tested by members of IMA include: a web-based OAR viewer and a grid version of the Halcyon derivative with the Freeswitch voice option. Given the complexity of Freeswitch this is a welcome option since it is private and can meet HIPPA and security requirements that third party voice solutions cannot.