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|Short description=UNIX kernel often used with the GNU system
 
|Short description=UNIX kernel often used with the GNU system
 
|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. When combined with the GNU System it forms the GNU/Linux operating system. 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, so in the interest of freedom, we are providing a link to a version of the kernel in which this proprietary code has been removed so that it is entirely free software.
 
|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. When combined with the GNU System it forms the GNU/Linux operating system. 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, so in the interest of freedom, we are providing a link to a version of the kernel in which this proprietary code has been removed so that it is entirely free software.
 
|Homepage URL=http://linux-libre.fsfla.org
 
|Homepage URL=http://linux-libre.fsfla.org
|Is GNU=No
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|Is GNU=Yes
|User level=beginner
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|GNU package identifier=linux-libre
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|Computer languages=C
 
|Computer languages=C
|Documentation note=User FAQ available in HTML format from http://www.tldp.org/FAQ/Linux-FAQ
 
 
|IRC general=irc://irc.gnu.org/linux-libre
 
|IRC general=irc://irc.gnu.org/linux-libre
 
|Related projects=Modutils,e2fsprogs,hurd
 
|Related projects=Modutils,e2fsprogs,hurd

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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

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Notes

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Bendikker

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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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