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{{Entry
 
|Name=GNU Linux-libre
 
|Name=GNU Linux-libre
|Short description=UNIX-like monolithic kernel liberated and adopted by the GNU system
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|Short description=Linux kernel without non-free components.
|Full description='''Linux is a portable, monolithic kernel and a collection of device drivers that can currently runs on hundreds of different computer platforms, including microcontrollers and other embedded systems.'''
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|Full description='''Linux-libre is a version of the Linux kernel suitable for use with the GNU Operating System.'''
  
When combined with the GNU system (eg. core utilities) it forms the GNU/Linux operating system.
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It removes non-free components from Linux, that are disguised as source
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code or distributed in separate files. It also disables run-time
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requests for non-free components, shipped separately or as part of
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Linux, and documentation pointing to them.
  
''The main version of the Linux kernel that is being maintained by Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton, et al., contains proprietary code in the form of binary blobs and firmware with available source code but not under a free license, so in the interest of freedom, we maintain GNU Linux-libre, in which this proprietary code is removed, so that it is entirely free software.''
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The GNU Linux-libre project takes a minimal-changes approach to cleaning
|Homepage URL=http://linux-libre.fsfla.org
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up Linux, making no effort to substitute components that need to be
|User level=none
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removed with functionally equivalent free/libre ones.
|Computer languages=C
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|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/linux-libre/
|IRC general=irc://irc.gnu.org/linux-libre
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|Is High Priority Project=No
|Related projects=Modutils,e2fsprogs,hurd
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|Documentation note='''Selection from the [https://shop.fsf.org/ FSF shop]'''
|Keywords=kernel,Linux,binary,gnu,blob-free,de-blobbed
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|Version identifier=3.17.1-gnu
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books/free-freedom-20-richard-stallman Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman]
|Version date=2014/10/15
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books-docs/introduction-command-line Introduction to the Command Line]
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'''[https://www.gnu.org/help/help.html Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement]'''
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If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
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|Donate=https://my.fsf.org/donate/
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|Microblog=https://pod.libreplanetbr.org/tags/linux-libre/
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|IRC general=irc://irc.freenode.net/#linux-libre
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|Related projects=gnustandards,hurd
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|Keywords=kernel, binary, blob-free, de-blobbed
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|Version identifier=5.9-gnu
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|Version date=2020/10/12
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/3.17.1-gnu/linux-libre-3.17.1-gnu.tar.lz
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|Version download=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/5.9-gnu/linux-libre-5.9-gnu.tar.lz
|Version comment=.lz is compressed by lzip. .xz and .bz2 tarballs are also available.
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|Last review by=Genium
|Status=
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|Last review date=2020/10/14
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|Submitted by=Database conversion
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|Submitted date=2011/04/01
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|User level=advanced
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|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
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|OpenPGP signature=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/5.9-gnu/linux-libre-5.9-gnu.tar.lz.sign
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|OpenPGP public key=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/SIGNING-KEY
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|Test entry=No
 
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|GNU package identifier=linux-libre
 
|GNU package identifier=linux-libre
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
|License=GPLv2
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|License=GPLv2orlater
|License verified by=Deborah Nicholson
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|License verified by=Bendikker
|License verified date=2008-01-15
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|License verified date=2018/06/21
 
}}
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
 
|Real name=Alexandre Oliva
 
|Real name=Alexandre Oliva
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
|Resource URL=
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|Email=lxoliva@fsfla.org
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|Username=Lxoliva
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://jxself.org/git/linux-libre.git
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://jxself.org/git/?p=linux-libre-firmware.git
 
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{{Person
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{{Resource
|Real name=Free Software Foundation Latin America
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Role=Leader
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-linux-libre/
|Resource URL=
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
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|Resource URL=https://www.fsfla.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-libre/
 
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{{Person
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{{Resource
|Real name=Le brixton linux action group
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Role=Contributor
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
|Resource URL=
 
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=General
 
 
|Resource kind=Download
 
|Resource kind=Download
|Resource URL=http://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/
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|Resource URL=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/linux-libre/
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Support
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|Resource kind=Download
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/
|Resource URL=http://www.fsfla.org/svn/fsfla/software/linux-libre
 
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Help
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|Resource audience=Wikidata
|Resource kind=Mailing List Info/Archive
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|Resource kind=General
|Resource URL=http://www.fsfla.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-libre
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|Resource URL=https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q665683
 
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{{Software category
 
{{Software category
|Use=software-development
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|Program-build-automation=make-related
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|Programming-language=C
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|Runs-on=GNU/Linux
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|Security=system
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|Software-development=debugging
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|System-administration=configuration
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|Use=software-development, system-administration
 
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to use
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to use
|Prerequisite description=util-linux 2.10o
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|Prerequisite description=[[util-linux]] 2.10o
 
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
|Prerequisite description=Gnu make 3.77
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|Prerequisite description=[[make | Gnu Make]] 3.77
 
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
|Prerequisite description=gcc 2.95.3 or later
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|Prerequisite description=[[gcc | GCC]] 2.95.3 or later
 
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
|Prerequisite description=binutils 2.9.1.0.25
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|Prerequisite description=[[binutils | GNU Binutils]] 2.9.1.0.25
 
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Revision as of 11:36, 14 October 2020


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GNU Linux-libre

https://www.gnu.org/software/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.

Current and upcoming kernel versions to know about

Version Status Released Supported Until
5.11 Future version, expected in February 2021.
5.10 Latest released version. Current long-term support (LTS) version. December 2020 December 2026
5.4 Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported. November 2019 December 2025
4.19 Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported. October 2018 December 2024
4.14 Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported. November 2017 December 2023
4.9 Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported. December 2016 December 2022
4.4 Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported. January 2016 January 2022

Guix

The latest versions are packaged in Guix.

Freedo.
Freedo, oficial mascot of Linux-libre.

"IRC general" IRC general channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/#linux-libre

Related Projects





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Bendikker

Verified on

21 June 2018




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
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/
WikidataGeneralhttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q665683
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/linux-libre/
Downloadhttps://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://jxself.org/git/linux-libre.git


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
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 2.9.1.0.25

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 December 2020.




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