I'll look over freeciv with Hal, and then have a think and contact the devs.
In my experience, people who are highly dedicated to projects like freeciv
are often incredibly happy that their pet creations will be accessible, and
quite willing to make a few changes here and there.
Fully rewriting the front end or adding complete sapi support might be a bit
of a big thing to ask, ----- but if there were some more minimal
changes, ---- eg, changes in layout or labling which could help, I've often
found that small dedicated groups of developers are incredibly happy to make
Actually, in these sorts of situations, I often think working with the
creators of games and programs like Freeciv is an incredibly good thing for
everyone, and better than either A, giving up on something entirely, or B,
trying to just keep it within the Vi gaming community.
Just my personal thoughts on this subject after being in a good many of
those sorts of conversations with devs.
Beware the Grue!
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