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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Tux Bowl -

From: Jonathan Gonzalez V.
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Tux Bowl -
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 11:05:34 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

Hi David Bridson,

I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

Can you give us more information about what part of Mesa 3D are you

I tried to download the source code from the URL that you point us,
but I got an '404 Forbidden' error, please fix this.

We wish to review your source code, even if it is not functional, to
catch potential legal issues early.

For example, to release your program properly under the GPL you must
include a copyright notice and permission-to-copy statements at
the beginning of every file of source code.  This is explained in  Our review would help catch
potential omissions such as these.


> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> David Bridson <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: gpl
> Other License: 
> Package: Tux Bowl
> System name: tuxbowl
> Type: non-GNU
> Description:
> American Football 3D action games frequently feature among the most
> popular titles in proprietary games. The latest entry in Electronic Arts'
> Madden NFL series sold 1.35 million copies in its first week[1]. Clearly,
> there is a big demand for action football games from computer users.
> However, to my knowledge, no football action game exists for free
> operating systems and no Free Software football action game exists for
> _any_ operating system. The lack of football games for free operating
> systems acts as an impediment to game players who might otherwise switch
> from proprietary operating systems to their free counterparts.
> In order to fill this gap, I would like to suggest a new project: "Tux
> Bowl". It would provide a 3D American Football action game along the
> lines of the proprietary alternatives (e.g. Madden NFL, ESPN NFL 2K5) but
> comprised entirely of Free Software, licensed under the GNU General Public
> License.
> I have begun work on preliminary code for this project which may be found
> on my personal web server:
> (please do _not_ publish this address -
> it sits on the end of a lowly ADSL connection :-)
> That site contains a version of the code. This code uses the SDL library
> to manage windows and user input and Mesa for 3D Graphics.
> [1]
> [2]
> Other Software Required:
> SDL - (LGPL)
> Mesa - (The parts used currently are under X11 and
> LGPL Licenses)

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