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
|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|
The latest versions are packaged in Guix.
21 June 2018
Leaders and contributors
|Alexandre Oliva (Lxoliva)||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||https://jxself.org/git/linux-libre.git|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||https://jxself.org/git/?p=linux-libre-firmware.git|
|Required to build||Gnu Make 3.77|
|Required to build||GCC 2.95.3 or later|
|Required to build||GNU Binutils 126.96.36.199.25|
|Required to use||util-linux 2.10o|
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