Summary: Inclusion of Alien Worlds to freeciv svn
                 Project: Freeciv
            Submitted by: cazfi
            Submitted on: Sun 06 Nov 2011 01:33:43 AM EET
                Category: rulesets
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
         Planned Release: 



I'm opening this ticket for discussion about possible inclusion of Alien
World modpack to freeciv svn. It really is about discussion at this point -
I'm undecided myself if I rather keep developing it independently from freeciv

In any case I'm only considering inclusion to svn repository at this point -
to be maintained along with other rulesets. It's definitely not yet ready to
be part of release tarballs.

Pro for AW: It would give the ruleset higher profile - it would be part of
freeciv project and not just something one person hopefully maintains -> more
user trust, artists might be more willing to help
Pro for FC: Having drastically different official ruleset is like giving two
games instead of one to our end users. I often consider AW as second "mode" of
freeciv. Even experimental ruleset falls under "default mode", along with
default, civ1 & civ2 rulesets.

Con(?) for AW: It would be subject to decisions of Freeciv maintainer board,
no longer something that I can dictate to directions I have wanted it to.
Con for FC: When we start including custom rulesets, where we draw the line?
Is AW even best candidate for inclusion? I definitely don't want to use my
position as Freeciv maintainer to push my own creation to high profile list if
more deserving ones are left out.


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