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GNU 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


The latest versions are packaged in Guix.

Freedo, official mascot of Linux-libre.



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21 June 2018

Leaders and contributors

Alexandre Oliva (Lxoliva)Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Mailing List
Mailing List
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Mailing List

Software prerequisites

Required to build Gnu Make 3.77
Required to build GCC 2.95.3 or later
Required to build GNU Binutils
Required to useutil-linux 2.10o


"Wikidata" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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