According to this press release about the publishing of Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire, the full source to Jagged Alliance 2 will be included with the game itself. For those of you joining us late, Jagged Alliance 2 is a turn-based tactical stragey game ported to Linux by the ill-fated TribSoft back in March 2001. It has been a top seller at TuxGames since that time. This new game, Wildfire, builds on the JA2 experience.
In this forum thread at Bear’s Pit Forums (a JA fan site), the license on the source is available for your perusal. A quick skim over the provisions makes it clear that you can create and distribute derivative works, provided that you do so for non-commercial purposes and provide Strategy First with unfettered rights to the modifications to include in their own products. However, my reading of this document should not be considered sound legal advice, and I recommend you read it and understand it for yourself.
That’s yet another good source release that can benefit the Linux community. Hooray for enlightened game companies!
Source: Slashdot Games