As I noted a few days ago, I contacted Vivendi Universal Games about the Starsiege: Tribes and Tribes 2 giveaway. I have received an official response: VU will not be giving away Tribes2 for Linux. I have asked for more details so that we might understand the basis for this decision, and I will post such information as I receive it.
While this sequence of events is unfortunate, I would like to urge the Linux community from expressing anger at VU for its decision. We do not know the full details at this time, and may never know the full details. It is quite possible that they have legitimate legal reasons, stemming from Loki and its collapse, for withholding the Linux client, even if they have the full, final codebase available to them.