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Revision as of 12:08, 29 March 2013


GNU Linux-libre

Linux kernel without non-free components.

Linux-libre is a version of the Linux kernel suitable for use with the GNU Operating System.

It removes non-free components from Linux, that are disguised as source code or distributed in separate files. It also disables run-time requests for non-free components, shipped separately or as part of Linux, and documentation pointing to them.

The GNU Linux-libre project takes a minimal-changes approach to cleaning up Linux, making no effort to substitute components that need to be removed with functionally equivalent free/libre ones.


Selection from the FSF shop

Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line

Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement

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Leaders and contributors

Alexandre Oliva (Lxoliva)Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-linux-libre/
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://jxself.org/git/?p=linux-libre-firmware.git
Mailing Listhttps://www.fsfla.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-libre/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://jxself.org/git/linux-libre.git

Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 October 2020.


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