Originally I contemplated signing Cristiano's open letter, out of a generic concern about the performance of Second Life lately, which I've expressed myself in my blog "Done". But upon further reflection, I decided to wait and see if the project got off the ground, and whether I wanted to stampede along with the rest of the goons at Second Citizen. I think it matters whether you join even just, narrow causes like protesting sim performance, when you must allign yourselves with the very people who scorn that performance and grief the grid, such as some of the W-hat and V-5 denizens of Second Citizen. I was still weighing this in my mind, however, and looking at who had signed the petition, when suddenly, I saw *my name was signed without me having signed it, without my consent*. Signing a petition requires typing your name consciously into a box and pressing "save" and I definitely know I didn't do this, as I only saw the list, and its template for signatures just now. So that means someone did it for me, and that means other names may be put in falsely, opening up the veracity of the list. Please remove my name, Cristiano, and don't allow the faking of signatures like that.
I'll explain some of my concerns about the particular issues with which I differ, below, but I'd like to point out that petitions drafted by tiny groups of people on forums that people scorn for good reason because they are abusive, aren't petitions that really have a lot of social credibility. It would be far better, when making such petitions to the Lindens, to gather inworld, even several times, and hear out concerns and prioritize them and put them down. You can't skip over that kind of political work that needs to be done in SL, and having a few posts on SC is no subsitute.