SecondLife has always been a place of innovation and embracing new ideas, how about this one?
Let us buy the company.
Existing stock-holders could offer their shares for sale, in world, for lindens. We already have an exchange for trading linden dollars, why not add shares of the company into the mix?
There have been lots of user-owned companies before, but never a user-owned virtual world.
Ownership would give SecondLife users something they always wanted: control, and it would give the current owners the pay-out they've been hoping for.
Linden Labs has always acted as a government for SecondLife, user-ownership would change that government to something similar to a democracy, or at least a republic, which could dramatically enhance the SecondLife experience, which would draw new users, which would enhance the stock price and so on in a cycle that benefits everyone.
There would have to be some juggling to make the idea work, both legally and financially, but there are great possibilities here. SecondLife needs a paradigm shift to continue growing as it has in the past. Perhaps something like this is the answer.