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README

Open Orbit

An open source interactive spacecraft simulator.

Licence

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Note, that some files in the program have a more permissive modified BSD license so that you can take these and use them without the GPL restrictions, if this is the case, the file’s header comment will say so.

Open Orbit is a free realistic and modular spacecraft simulator. The purpose is to let the user experience orbital space flight in a realistic manner.

The package that this read me is part of is the source distribution, this readme will give you pointers to where you find manuals, build instructions, documentation and so forth. This document should be used as an entry point for you, in order to help you get familiar with the open orbit source code, build procedures, plugin development and so forth.

For build instructions see INSTALL.txt For coding conventions see ./HACKING.org For the license see ./COPYING.txt For plugin development see PLUGINS.txt (not yet written)

The goal is to have the documentation written in Emacs org-mode syntax. This enables us to firstly read the docs as is, and secondly to publish the docs into HTML, PDF and other formats.