A free (as in freedom) variant of the Linux kernel.
Linux-libre is a modified version of Linux with all of the binary blobs, obfuscated code and portions of code under proprietary licenses removed.
Currently Linux-libre is maintained and published by the Free Software Foundation Latin America. This is a GNU package.
Linux-libre is available in most of the FSF-endorsed distros on https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html and the lastest versions are packages in Guix and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre. Linux-libre can also be installed on GNU/Linux distributions that use APT from jxself's APT repository: https://jxself.org/linux-libre/
24 June 2021
The kernel consists of code under many licenses. Although there is some code in the kernel under GPLv2-or-later being combined with the kernel's other GPLv2-only code, the effective license GPLv2-only, not GPLv2-or-later.
Leaders and contributors
|Alexandre Oliva (Lxoliva)||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||git://linux-libre.fsfla.org/releases.git|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||https://jxself.org/git/?p=linux-libre-firmware.git|
|Required to build||Gnu Make 3.77|
|Required to build||GCC 2.95.3 or later|
|Required to build||GNU Binutils 18.104.22.168.25|
|Required to use||util-linux 2.10o|
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