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|Short description=UNIX-like monolithic kernel liberated and adopted by the GNU system
 
|Short description=UNIX-like monolithic kernel liberated and adopted by 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 maintain GNU Linux-libre, in which this proprietary code is removed, so that it is entirely free software.
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When combined with the GNU system (eg. core utilities) it forms the GNU/Linux operating system.
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''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.''
 
|Homepage URL=http://linux-libre.fsfla.org
 
|Homepage URL=http://linux-libre.fsfla.org
 
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Revision as of 13:11, 18 October 2014


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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

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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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