This is a test for a Second Life machinima currently under production through December 2008. The intention for this was to demonstrate (mostly to myself), camera shots with an audio track. The 5 minute video will be made in recognition and honor of Caledon's
UPDATE: Important comment from Otenth Paderborn reposted here....
Just so no one reads your post and gets the wrong idea, as far as I know at this time, no sims will be disappearing from Caledon. A few will change names. Several are changing hands. And at least one open space sim will be converted into a full sim (and renamed).
The remaining open space sims, of course, will have avatar limits and, we are told, some sort of scripting limits such that they will no longer be suitable for some of the events we have previously held in them.
Winterfell and Brythony, on the other hand, have not fared so well, and have already undergone consolidation into a smaller number of sims.