Aurora-Sim is the next generation of the OpenSimulator Project. It allows you to run a large scale operation and extend it as needed, while still having many features available for your use. The architecture is designed to be as flexible as possible so that third parties can create modules by plugging into the modular design. It is cross-platform compatible by using the .NET framework and Mono. Most importantly, it is a community based project consisting of individuals with a variety of talents (technical and non-technical) and has been developed with an emphasis on security, speed, and performance.