This news appears to be kind of old, but it should be documented somewhere.
Recall my post in February about Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire (by Strategy First) coming with the Jagged Alliance 2 source code on the CD. Well, it appears that the license does indeed allow redistribution and this forum is dedicated to the development and compiling of the source code. It even provides a download of the source code.
I have emailed Strategy First just now about the main question: is the interpretation of the license correct? If yes, then I’m going to ask for an official copy of the source code archive, since it would be nice to know that it was obtained directly from the owner and not from a random bulletin board on the Interweb. If anyone knows a contact at the company, please drop me a line, or have them contact me, regarding these kinds of issues. (Mathieu Pinard still around?)
All this said, I haven’t seen evidence of a GNU/Linux build of this game from the released source. Also, it appears that it probably depends on some third-party libraries, which might need to be replaced before the game could be built on another platform. If the source is out there, an enterprising individual or group could pick it up and work on a port. And if you could find Pinard, he might be able to help give some tips on getting it ported to GNU/Linux specifically.
Thanks to che (in #icculus) for the tip and Crusader for passing it along to me.