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Bug#195489: ITP: hellcarrier -- a 2D shooter in topdown view

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-05-30
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : hellcarrier
  Version         : 0
  Upstream Author : Johan Peitz <www.freelunchdesign.com>
* URL             : http://hellcarrier.sourceforge.net/
* License         : GPL, but see below
  Description     : a 2D shooter in topdown view
 Hellcarrier is a 2D shooter seen in topdown view where the world rotates
 around you. The player takes the role of a successful helicopter pilot,
 active in a near future. You will have to complete various missions, from
 simple troops carrying to dangerous rescue or seek-and-destroy missions.

 The license accompanying the game is the GPL, but readme.txt contains
a problematic additional sentence ("This code may not be used commercially
in any way without the written consent of the author"). I have contacted
the author and asked for his exact intentions. If he deliberately added
this restriction to the redistribution terms and does not want to resign
it, I will retract the ITP. It would be still suitable for non-free, so
I'll provide the .diff (lintian-clean, with a manpage and a menu icon) to
whomever wants to maintain it.

 Also, the game uses the JGMOD library which is non-free (well, it's
almost free, but almost free is still non-free), so I disabled support
for this music library. I am currently discussing the issue with the
JGMOD author but haven't gone very far yet.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux c18 2.4.21-rc5 #2 Wed May 28 22:10:14 CEST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR

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