I've never commented on a post before but I just had to say this decision sucks. If avatars united was simply a SL site that would be fine but it encompasses a lot more than that. If LL wants to use the tech in game, cool use it, but you don't have to destroy the AU community to do it. If it's too much hassle to run the AU site, then sell it off but keep the licensing rights for the tech you want to use in world. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the plan all along buy it out just to shut it down.