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|Name=GNU Linux-libre
 
|Name=GNU Linux-libre
|Short description=Linux kernel without non-free components.
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|Short description=A free (as in freedom) variant of the Linux kernel.
|Full description='''Linux-libre is a version of the Linux kernel suitable for use with the GNU Operating System.'''
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|Full description='''Linux-libre''' is a modified version of Linux with all of the binary blobs, obfuscated code and portions of code under proprietary licenses removed.
  
It removes non-free components from Linux, that are disguised as source
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Currently Linux-libre is maintained and published by the Free Software Foundation Latin America. This is a GNU package.
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
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=== Current and upcoming kernel versions to know about ===
up Linux, making no effort to substitute components that need to be
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<table style="width:100%;text-align: left;height: 30px;padding: 10px;vertical-align: bottom;border-bottom: 1px solid black;">
removed with functionally equivalent free/libre ones.
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  <tr style="background-color: gray;color: white;text-align: center;">
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    <th>Version</th>
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    <th>Status</th>
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    <th>Released</th>
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    <th>Supported Until</th>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>5.11</td>
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    <td>Future version, expected in February 2021.</td>
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    <td></td>
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    <td></td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>5.10</td>
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    <td>Latest released version. Current long-term support (LTS) version.</td>
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    <td>December 2020</td>
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    <td>December 2026</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>5.4</td>
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    <td>Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported.</td>
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    <td>November 2019</td>
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    <td>December 2025</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>4.19</td>
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    <td>Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported.</td>
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    <td>October 2018</td>
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    <td>December 2024</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>4.14</td>
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    <td>Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported.</td>
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    <td>November 2017</td>
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    <td>December 2023</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>4.9</td>
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    <td>Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported.</td>
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    <td>December 2016</td>
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    <td>December 2022</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>4.4</td>
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    <td>Previous long-term support (LTS) version, but still supported.</td>
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    <td>January 2016</td>
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    <td>January 2022</td>
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  </tr>
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</table>
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=== Guix ===
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<p>The latest versions are packaged in [[Guix]].[[File:Freedo_grey.png|thumb|upright=0.56|alt=Freedo.|Freedo, oficial mascot of Linux-libre.]]</p>
 
|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/linux-libre/
 
|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/linux-libre/
 
|Is High Priority Project=No
 
|Is High Priority Project=No
|Documentation note='''Selection from the [https://shop.fsf.org/ FSF shop]'''
 
 
[https://shop.fsf.org/books/free-freedom-20-richard-stallman Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman]
 
 
[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
 
|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
 
|Donate=https://my.fsf.org/donate/
 
|Donate=https://my.fsf.org/donate/
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|Related projects=gnustandards,hurd
 
|Related projects=gnustandards,hurd
 
|Keywords=kernel, binary, blob-free, de-blobbed
 
|Keywords=kernel, binary, blob-free, de-blobbed
|Version identifier=5.9-gnu
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|Version identifier=5.10-gnu
|Version date=2020/10/12
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|Version date=2020/12/14
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/5.9-gnu/linux-libre-5.9-gnu.tar.lz
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|Version download=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/5.10-gnu/linux-libre-5.10-gnu.tar.lz
 
|Last review by=Genium
 
|Last review by=Genium
|Last review date=2020/10/14
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|Last review date=2020/12/17
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011/04/01
 
|Submitted date=2011/04/01
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|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
 
|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
 
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
 
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
|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 signature=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/5.10-gnu/linux-libre-5.10-gnu.tar.lz.sign
 
|OpenPGP public key=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/SIGNING-KEY
 
|OpenPGP public key=https://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/SIGNING-KEY
 
|Test entry=No
 
|Test entry=No
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|GNU package identifier=linux-libre
 
 
}}
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
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|License verified by=Bendikker
 
|License verified by=Bendikker
 
|License verified date=2018/06/21
 
|License verified date=2018/06/21
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{{Software category
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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
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|Prerequisite kind=Required to use
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|Prerequisite description=[[util-linux]] 2.10o
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{{Software prerequisite
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|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
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|Prerequisite description=[[make | Gnu Make]] 3.77
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|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
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|Prerequisite description=[[gcc | GCC]] 2.95.3 or later
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|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
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|Prerequisite description=[[binutils | GNU Binutils]] 2.9.1.0.25
 
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|Resource kind=General
 
|Resource kind=General
 
|Resource URL=https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q665683
 
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Latest revision as of 15:48, 17 December 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.





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://www.fsfla.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-libre/
WikidataGeneralhttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q665683
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Downloadhttps://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://jxself.org/git/linux-libre.git
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://jxself.org/git/?p=linux-libre-firmware.git
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-linux-libre/
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/linux-libre/


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
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
Required to useutil-linux 2.10o




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