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GNU Linux-libre
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 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:

Freedo, official mascot of Linux-libre.



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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

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DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewgit://
Mailing List
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Required to build Gnu Make 3.77
Required to build GCC 2.95.3 or later
Required to build GNU Binutils
Required to useutil-linux 2.10o

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 May 2024.


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